Slideshow | Oyster Fest 2013

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Neil Angulo, left, and Joe Carrillo, of Juneau, eat raw oysters at Oyster Fest in the Sealaska parking lot Saturday. The festival was held to promote the Alaskan oyster industry. Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire
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Anthony Lindoff, left, of the Haa Aani mariculture program, shucks an oyster while another volunteer serves a plate to a U.S. Army veteran at Oyster Fest on Saturday. Intending to promote the Alaskan oyster industry, Lindoff said Haa Aani provided the festival 800 dozen oysters that were farmed in southeast Alaska. Haa Aani is the economic development subsidiary of Sealaska Corp., which hosted the second annual festival alongside sponsors such as the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire
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Jake Quarstad, with the Alaskan Brewing Company, takes a plate of freshly seasoned oysters. The second annual Sealaska Oyster Festival took place on Saturday. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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Aaron Day, a chef at Icy Strait Point, a resort in Hoonah owned by the Huna Totem Corporation, grills oysters for festival goers in Juneau on Saturday. Sealaska Corporation hosted the second annual Oyster Fest to promote the Alaskan oyster industry. Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire
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A chef dishes toppings onto oysters for hungry attendees at the second annual Sealaska Oyster Festival. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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Oysters on the grill at the 2013 Oyster Festival. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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The entrance to the beer garden at the Oyster Festival Saturday. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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Crowds eagerly awaited servings of fresh oysters. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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The Alaska Brewery table in the beer garden at the second annual Sealaska Oyster Festival. The event took place July 13 in the Sealaska parking lot. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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Crowds gathered at the various booths during the Oyster Festival on Saturday. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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A gust takes a plate of freshly cooked oysters at the Oyster Festival Saturday. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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A chef adds toppings to oysters before further seasoning at the Oyster Festival Saturday. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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Shuck on: the second annual Sealaska Oyster Festival. The event took play on July 8 to support the local oyster industry. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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A craftsman etches raven and eagle reliefs from blocks of raw marble at the Oyster Festival Saturday. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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Shirts and other goodies were on sale at the second annual Sealaska Oyster Festival. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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A chef douses oysters with Makers Mark in the beer garden at the Oyster Festival on Saturday. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire
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Oysters cook over open flames at the Oyster Festival last weekend.
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Patrons imbibe at the Alaska Brewery table in the beer garden at the second annual Sealaska Osyter Festival. Kenneth Rosen | Juneau Empire

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