Fiesta Oyster Bake

Over the weekend, the Fauci’s put on their brightest colors and headed down to St Mary’s University to celebrate Fiesta Oyster Bakein San Antonio, Texas. 
Proceeds from the Fiesta Oyster Bake fund more than 70 St Mary’s University students full or partial tuition scholarships or other financial assistance; in addition to so much more that benefits the students and alumni. With the amount of proceeds that are collected there is a lot of work to make this event successful. There are 7,000 volunteers that contribute 50,000 volunteer hours along with part time contractors and more. 
Fiesta Oyster Bake had quite a selection of food and drink. I believe my husband sampled the most. He enjoyed fried oysters, fried jalapenos and baked oysters. I grabbed a fresh beef fajita and shared a fried cheesecake with my girls as well. All of the food looked great. Not only were volunteers cooking the oysters but they were grilling fajita meat and burgers; the smell was amazing. 
In addition to the great food, the Oyster Bake had fun rides for ‘kid’s’ of ALL ages. My family chose to stick with the kiddie rides. The girls were allowed to choose three rides each and they loved each of them. My 2 year old has just now been able to ride and thankfully her bow made her tall enough or she would have melted! 
Depending on the weather and how long you plan to stay, you may consider bringing a blanket to lay in the grass so you can enjoy all the awesome music, lawn chairs, and sunblock! Unfortunately, drinks and food are not allowed, but they were nice enough to allow my daughter to bring in her sippy cup and my girls to bring in their snacks. 
For the most part, our family enjoyed Fiesta Oyster Bake. There was something for all of us. It was not too adult and it was not too kiddie. It was actually the perfect mix; keep in mind we went during the day. If I was to go again next year, I would most likely go alone with my husband so we could only worry about us, listen to the bands as we chillaxed on the green grass with a beer in our hands. 
VIVA FIESTA 2014!!!!!
Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. Awww the oyster bakeeee!!! What fun!!! Lots like you guys had as much fun as I did when I went 🙂 Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  2. You had me at fried cheesecake! Looks like a really fun day!

  3. Alvina Castro says

    I have never gone actually. I want to and each year it slips by so quick. Looks like you guys had fun with good food.

  4. I WANTED TO GO SOOO BAD. My husband was working and I just wasn’t going with out him ha!

    • Fiesta Market begins this weekend! You should go… I am sure we will go… Love Market… Just hope my kids will cooperate because w it being Easter weekend.. no avail sitter.

  5. Wow! This looks like so much fun! As embarrassing as this may be, I’ve never had oysters. I would be willing to try them though.

  6. I’m not a fan of oysters but I’ll take the fried cheesecake!

  7. I LOVE oysters!!!! Wish we had an oyster festival up here!!!

  8. Fried cheesecake?!?!? What on earth have been missing in my life?
    This looks like a great festival.

  9. You are a lot braver than I am with those oysters, but this looks like one rocking party! Thanks for the great pictures!

  10. Patti Tucker says

    You had me at fried cheese cakes!

  11. Sounds like an awesome day! And fried cheesecake? Sign me up!

  12. Mmmm those oysters look so good! My grandfather and aunt both went to St. Mary’s. 🙂

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