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Our partners throw great oyster festivals! Simply by attending one of the below events, you are making an impact in our efforts to restore the local oyster population. In some cases, proceeds from the event will directly support ORP programming, and in others the shell collected will be circulated through our shell recycling program, and later reused as host shells for planting more oysters into the Bay. If you would like your event to be added to our list below, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the course of the 2016 summer games, ORP and Flying Dog beer have partnered with select Shell Recycling Alliance restaurants to bring you the Oyster Games. During the 17-day promotion, participating restaurants will feature an oyster special of their choice, paired with Flying Dog beer in a commemorative Oyster Games pint glass. Proceeds from the event support oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. Get in the game — for every dozen oysters consumed, 500 baby ones will be planted in local waters.
August 5-21, 2016
Participating restaurants can be found HERE.
Organized by the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland in partnership with ORP, the event will highlight current oyster restoration efforts, aquaculture opportunities, and the importance of oysters to a healthy Bay and fishery. Maryland oyster farmers from Hoopers Island, Fishing Creek, Honga Tonk and Shore Thing will be on hand with raw and grilled oysters fresh from their leases.
Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28 | 2 pm – 7 pm
2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
More info HERE.
Sunday, September 18 | 12 pm – 4 pm
Corsica River Yacht Club on Ship Point on the Corsica River
More info HERE.
Once a year the Chesapeake Bay community gathers in Baltimore to celebrate past and present efforts to restore our treasured keystone species – the Eastern oyster. It’s a bivalve lovers bash showcasing local aquaculture and the delicacies that has earned Mermaid’s Kiss the reputation as best raw bar event in Baltimore. Come celebrate the year’s successes with the oyster industry’s leading network of restaurateurs, farms, friends and advocates. The evening will feature live music, a silent auction and signature dishes from some of the best seafood restaurants in the region.
Thursday, September 29 | 6 pm – 10 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
More info HERE.
This two-day “shell-a-bration” draws thousands local residents as well as visitors from neighboring states each year, and continues to grow. Saturday includes the 2016 Baltimore Oyster Shucking Championship. Sunday coincides with a Baltimore Ravens home-game at M&T Bank, just blocks from the festival. Proceeds benefit Oyster Recovery Partnership and Living Classrooms Foundation. Entry is FREE & these festivities are fit for the entire family!
Saturday, October 8 | 12 pm – 9 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 10 am – 8 pm (Ravens Home Game).
Ryleigh’s Oyster Federal Hill
32 E. Cross Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Saturday, October 22
Flying Dog Brewery
4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703
Details to come.