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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: email@example.com.
Thursday, Oct. 20 I 5-9 pm
Local photographer Jay Fleming will be signing and personalizing copies of his new book, Working the Water. Flying Dog Brewery has generously donated their ‘Pearl Necklace’ Oyster Stout and Broadwater Salt is providing the oysters. Oysters and Beer will be FREE until they run out. Chef Keith Long will be dishing up specials for the event that will be available for purchase, wine/spirits will also be available for purchase from the bar. ORP will be on hand discussing all things oyster restoration and hosting Bay Trivia.
Harvest Wood Grill + Tap: 26 Market Space, Annapolis, MD
Saturday, Oct. 22 I 2-6 pm
Guests will enjoy local grilled and freshly shucked oysters, whole roast porqueta, steamship of beef, locally brewed beers, local wines, oyster shooters and live music entertainment by rockabilly band Jumpin’ Jupiter and The Yachtsmen. Early Bird Pricing is $75 per person.
Tony and Joe’s: 3000 K Street, Washington, DC
Saturday, Oct. 22 | 12-6 pm
Flying Dog Brewery’s annual Local RIOT is a celebration of the artisans and charities who inspire. This event is free and open to guests 21 and over. There will be a variety of local artisans selling their goods, awesome charities, and live music by the Beatnick Termites and the Rockaway Beach Boys. The tasting room will be open from 6-8 pm for growler and crowler fills, and to-go beer.
Flying Dog Brewery: 4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD
Saturday, Oct. 22 I 12-4 pm
Sponsored by the Grilled Oyster Company and Giant Food, this festival is an autumn-lovers delight. The event will feature live music, local food, craft beer tastings, a pumpkin patch, kids activities and much more!
Newark Street at Wisconsin Ave., Washington, DC
Vendor Fair at MOMs Organic Market College Park
Saturday, Oct. 22: 10 am – 4 pm
Join ORP and other local environmental groups to learn about programs and efforts happening in your own backyard. There will be farm to table food vendors with samples of their bounty. Come on out for an event that’s fun for the whole family.
MOM’s Organic Market, College Park: 9827 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park 20740
Saturday, Oct. 29 I 10 am-4 pm
A celebration of the Chesapeake’s favorite bivalve, this event features live music, an oyster stew competition, oysters and other local fare, cooking demonstrations, as well as boat rides, retriever demonstrations, children’s activities, harvesting displays and more! The Oyster Recovery Partnership and other conservation organizations will discuss efforts to clean and preserve the Chesapeake Bay. Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile will offer the opportunity to see live sturgeon, diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and other native creatures. Admission varies by age group.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD
ORP Guest Bartends at Atlas Brew Works
Sunday, Oct. 30: 1-8 pm
Join ORP staff as they showcase their bartending skills (or lack thereof) in the name of oyster restoration! All the tips earned will go to putting oysters back in the Bay– and Atlas Brew Works will match the tips to boost efforts even further!
Atlas Tap Room: 2052 W Virginia Ave NE, Washington,DC
Saturday, Nov. 5 & Nov. 12 I 1-5 pm
Ocean City Maryland’s premier Oyster and Craft Beer Fall Event is back for its 8th year! Admission includes a variety of all-you-can-eat oyster on the half shell, as well as special oyster creations from local guest chefs, and BBQ ribs, chicken and more. Craft beer provided by Evolution Brewing Co. includes a commemorative pint glass. $45 advance tickets available now online and at the bar. A separate ticket is required for each date.
Fager’s Island: 201 60th St, Ocean City, MD
Friday, Nov. 18 7-10 pm
Saturday, Nov. 19: Matinee 1-4 pm, Night 7-10 pm
The two-day Oyster Riot is one of D.C.’s greatest parties! Each night, nearly 1,000 people devour tens of thousands of oysters while enjoying the gold medal winners of the International Wines for Oysters Competition and grooving to some awesome tunes. A portion of the proceeds go to support ORP’s oyster restoration efforts.