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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


Time Out Annual Watch Fair

Friday, October 18 | 12-8 PM
Saturday,  October 19 | 10 AM-6 PM
Little Treasury Jewelers: 2506 New Market Ln, Gambrills, MD 21054

Spend quality time on your passion for collecting & learning about the world of watches! Meet brand representatives, enjoy food & fall libations, and freshly shucked oysters provided by the Oyster Recovery Partnership! Proceeds benefit ORP. Sign up here.


Jailbreak Brews & Bivalves

Saturday, October 19 | 12-6 PM
Jailbreak Brewing Co.: 9445 Washington Blvd N, Laurel, Maryland 20723

Join ORP and Jailbreak along with local oystermen offering their finest bounty, shucked as you order, for $1 each! The brewery’s FoodWorks kitchen will be serving oysters grilled, fried, and baked Casino-style. Jailbreak will have an outdoor Biergarten in front of the Taproom, pouring an array of brews, with $5 select pints and oyster shooters! Scoop & Paddle will be on-site with delicious sweet treats, including the return of Dusk till Dusk 2018 Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Pieces. Live music by Black Rhinoceros from 12:30 to 2:30 PM and the return of Eastern Shore duo Mike Elzey and Shea Springer from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.

A portion of festival beer sales will be donated to Oyster Recovery Partnership. ORP will be on-site to recycle shells and share information about how we are helping to re-establish Maryland’s native oyster population for a healthier Chesapeake Bay. Learn more.


Tony & Joe’s Shuck It!

Saturday, October 19 | 1-5 PM
Tony & Joe’s: 300 K Street NW, Washington DC 20007

Don’t miss the 7th annual Georgetown Shuck It! Beer and Oyster Festival at Tony and Joe’s! Enjoy freshly shucked and grilled oysters, whole roast porquetta, beef, locally-brewed beers and wines, oyster shooters, and – back by popular demand – live music from The Yachtsmen and Jumpin’ Jupiter. ORP will be recycling the shells to benefit the Bay. Purchase tickets.


CANCELLED: Old Ebbitt Oyster Riot XXV

Saturday, October 26| 1-4 PM & 7-10 PM
The Bullpen at Nats Park: 1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Attend DC’s biggest oyster fest, Oyster Riot, to enjoy all-you-can-stomach beers, wines, oysters, food tastings, and more! Performances by the world-renowned New Orleans Suspects performing their “Tribal Gold” show and The Crawdaddies, a Baltimore-based party band. ORP will be on-hand with swag and everyone’s favorite oyster mascot, Shelly. A portion of proceeds will benefit ORP’s efforts to restore Maryland’s native oyster. More info and tickets.


Laurel Park’s Oystöber & Fall Fest 

Saturday, October 26| 1-5PM
Laurel Park: 198 Laurel Race Track Rd, Laurel, MD 20725

Celebrate Fall at Laurel Park with free Fall family fun, horse racing, and $25 tickets for all-you-can-eat oysters + draft beer at Laurel Park’s first annual Oystöber & Fall Fest. This two-part festival has fun feats for everyone ages 2 to 92. Free Family Activities include: Pony Rides & Petting Zoo; Pumpkin Patch & pumpkin decorating station; Trick or Treat around the Track; Halloween Story Time by Maryland City at Russet Community Library; Face Painting; Mini Hay Maze  For adults, your $25 ticket includes: Unlimited Oysters & Unlimited Draft Beer; Proceeds benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership; Oysters farmed fresh by Madhouse Oysters. The fun continues for all with food trucks and live racing! Learn more and get your tickets here.


OysterFest at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Saturday, October 26| 10 AM-4 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: 213 N Talbot St, St Michaels, MD 21663

CBMM’s OysterFest features oysters served a variety of ways, along with other local fare, craft beer, and spirits; live music on two stages, scenic river cruises aboard Winnie Estelle (weather dependent); an oyster stew competition; cooking presentations; Chesapeake Bay retriever and oystering demonstrations; children’s activities, and more. Festival-goers can savor Chesapeake Bay wild and aquaculture oysters served steamed or raw, plus oyster fritters, crab cakes, fried shrimp, clam strips, pit beef, pit turkey, and pulled pork, among other offerings.

Family activities include Chesapeake-themed games, activities, and demonstrations; a scavenger hunt; face painting; and a chance to build a take-home model boat. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue club will also present retriever demonstrations on CBMM’s Navy Point. Guests will also be able to explore CBMM’s exhibitions, including Oystering on the Chesapeake and Waterman’s Wharf, where they can try tonging or nippering for oysters.

ORP will be on hand collecting shell and sharing more on the important role oysters play in Chesapeake bay health.  We hope to see you there! Click here for more information, including admission prices.


Flying Dog Sprint For Spat

sfsSaturday, November 2| 9 AM – 5 PM
Flying Dog Brewery: 4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, Maryland 21703

Love running? Love beer? Flying Dog’s Sprint for Spat— a running extravaganza unlike any other on the planet – is perfect for you! Race proceeds will go to ORP to continue oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. Stick around after you finish for live music, fresh oysters, well-crafted beers, and post-race fun. More info and tickets.

Shuck Like a Pro at Boatyard Bar & Grill

Wednesday, November 6| 5:30-7 PM
Boatyard Bar & Grill: 400 Fourth St, Annapolis, MD 21403

Interested in honing your oyster shucking skills or looking to learn? Join us at Boatyard Bar & Grill where our master shucker will guide you step by step using hands-on instruction. A $35 fee covers all supplies including oysters, gloves, a shucking block and “graduation gift” – your very own knife! While there, enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer, and be sure to try an award-winning crab cake. Must be 21+ to participate. Event typically sells out quickly! Generously sponsored by the Boatyard Bar & Grill. Proceeds benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership, an Annapolis-based nonprofit and national leader in Bay oyster restoration. More info and tickets.


Oyfest 6 

Saturday, November 16| 12-5 PM
UNION Craft Brewing at Union Collective: 1700 W 41st St #420, Baltimore, MD 21211

Let’s celebrate our favorite little bi-valves from the bay with another OyFest! The Local Oyster and True Chesapeake are gathering all the guest shuckers, setting up the annual Oyster Eating Contest, and of course training up the Sauce Patrol! UNION’s got all the beer you could want and Rufus Roundtree & Da’ Bmore Brass Factory is supplying their signature funky, brass sounds. Join us for a great day of shucking, slurping, and sipping at UNION! Home of The Baltimore Oyster Eating Contest starting at 3PM! ORP will be on hand collecting shell and sharing more on the important role oysters play in Chesapeake bay health. Tickets: $15/ADV | $17/DOOR.  Click here for more info.