May 01, 2008
Out of season today: oysters and open fires
Happy May Day, or International Workers' Day; but before you go building a huge bonfire, shucking oysters, and slithering around a maypole — as fun as all that sounds — remember that your fire can net you a fine if blazing in Hamilton County, and that oysters are unofficially out of season until September.
As far as I know, there are no restrictions upon maypoles.
yes, but if you're cooking your oysters over the fire, you're OK.
Posted by: bobw at May 1, 2008 09:42 AM
I think the huge bonfire might be okay:
"Only recreational fires are allowed during the restriction period. A recreational fire is a cooking or campfire, using charcoal or clean, untreated firewood. These can occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes."
Posted by: gid at May 1, 2008 01:47 PM
Good point. I was just trying to point to the burn ban, but clarity is a good thing.
Posted by: joe lance at May 1, 2008 01:59 PM