Each year the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department sponsors Oysterfest, a salute to the tasty bi-valve found in our local waters. Oysterfest features carnival rides, games, food, an oyster eating contest, live music, unique vendor booths and most of all – FUN!
The Fulton Volunteer Fire Department is pulling out all the stops in preparation for the Annual Fulton Oysterfest. The 2019 festival is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th through Sunday, March 8th, 2020 on the waterfront in Fulton, Texas. With over 36,000 visitors in 2011, it was the most successful festival in Oysterfest history.
Oysterfest officials have been working with seafood sources along the Texas Gulf Coast to locate the freshest oysters and other seafood for the event as well as the most popular entertainment. Each year’s celebration is a labor of love for the Fulton Volunteer Fire Dept. Over the past 40 years, they have used funds from the festival to purchase equipment and saved to build a new fire station. The New Fire Station is Now Complete. Money raised now goes towards Equipment, Training, & Maintenance. Oysterfest proceeds are the major source of funding for life-saving and fire fighting equipment in the community.
Our 100% volunteer department is funded primarily through your support during Oysterfest, and what a fun event that was this year. The second major fund raiser that helps to ensure your Fulton Volunteer Fire Department is capable of providing the community with prompt and safe Emergency Response is this letter drive.
Come join us in Fulton for a fun-filled weekend!!
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie “Googles” Cole. Mr. Cole was a past Mayor for many years and most recently an Alderman for the Town of Fulton. He was recently awarded with a well-deserved Hometown Hero award.
Mr. Cole was the original founder of the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department in 1948 and is also the founder of Fulton Oysterfest.
Mr. Cole, thank you for your dedicated commitment to the Fulton community that you loved so much; it will not be the same without you! We will miss you greatly.
We ask you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.