Downtown, prepare to be shell-shocked. That’s because the fourth annual DTLA Oyster Festival is taking place at Grand Central Market (317 S. Broadway) on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14.

From 11 a.m.-6 p.m. each day, visitors can learn about the intricacies of oysters, as well as taste oysters from six different farms.

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The event takes place on the market’s Hill Street platform and is hosted by Oyster Gourmet.

“The DTLA Oyster Festival has become an eagerly anticipated annual experience among seafood lovers who come to taste an amazing variety of oysters and to learn about them from the people who cultivate these treasures of the sea,” Christophe Happillon, the owner of Oyster Gourmet, said in a prepared statement.

Last year, more than 14,000 oysters were slurped down during the two-day festival.

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