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Our partners throw great oyster festivals! By simply attending one of these events, you’re making an impact in our efforts to restore the local oyster population. In some cases, proceeds from the event directly support Oyster Recovery Partnership programming, and in others, the shell collected will be circulated through our shell recycling program and reused as host shells for planting more oysters into the Chesapeake Bay. If you’d like your event added to the list below, please contact us at


Little Treasury Jewelers Time Out Watch Fair 

Friday, October 19 | 12-8 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Little Treasury Jewelers Waugh Chapel: 2506 New Market Lane, Gambrills, Maryland

Guests can explore over 22 Watch Brands – many time-pieces that are not normally in the store, while enjoying food and beverage tastings, raffles, music and more. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership, who will be on hand shucking oysters from 5-7 p.m. Friday and 12-3 p.m. Saturday.  For more information and to pre-register, click here.


DC Oyster & Beer Fest 

Saturday, October 20 | 12 – 4 p.m.
Capitol Riverfront: Washington, DC 20003

Join ORP for a waterfront oyster celebration featuring all-you-can-enjoy oysters and beverages. The event will feature 20 types of raw oysters; more than 30 international and local beers, wines and spirits; meat samplings, along with steamed and roasted oysters, mussels and clams. We’ll be there recycling shell and sharing more on oyster restoration. Get your tickets here.


Shuck It! Tony & Joe’s Oyster and Beer Festival 

Saturday, October 20 | 1 – 5 p.m.
Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place: 3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

The Washington Harbor will transform into an oyster lover’s paradise with all of  the locally grilled and freshly shucked oysters you can handle! Also on the menu, a whole roast porquetta, steamships of beef, local beer and wine, oyster shooters and the return of the legendary rockabilly band Jumpin’ Jupiter. We’ll be there recycling shell and sharing more on oyster restoration. Get your tickets here.


Canton Car Wash Abingdon Grand Opening

Saturday, October 27 | 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
Canton Car Wash: 3305 Emmorton Road, Abingdon, Maryland

Canton Car Wash in Abingdon, Maryland is kicking off its grand opening Saturday, October 27!  From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., they’ll celebrate with a cutting ceremony, DJ, face painting, food trucks, prizes and more! Your car wash is free with a $5 donation to Oyster Recovery Partnership. Come out and see us!


Mike’s Crab House Shell Shocked 

Saturday, December 1 | 12 – 3 p.m.
Mike’s Crab House: 3030 Riva Rd., Riva, Maryland

Join Mike’s Crab House for their 2nd annual Shell Shocked event where the ticket price includes all varieties of oyster, baby back ribs and fried chicken, domestic drafts, along with live music, a free commemorative t-shirt. Mike’s will also be collecting new, unwrapped gifts at the door to donate to Chrysalis House for the holidays.  A portion of the proceeds with be donated to benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership’s work to rebuild oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay! ORP will be on hand recycling shell and sharing more about the work we’re doing right here in the Annapolis area. Tickets are $49/per person, and available here.