Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest 2018


Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 6-9 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry 

Get ready for an experience you won’t soon forget at Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest! Whether you like them raw, fried, baked, or boozy, we’ve got oysters from all across the Chesapeake Bay region served any way you want them!  Now in its 8th year, Mermaid’s Kiss is the premiere event in Baltimore to eat, drink and be merry as mermaids – all while supporting large-scale oyster restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy creative small plates from some of the region’s top chefs, live music, an open bar and a plethora of local, freshly shucked oysters.

Participating restaurants this year include Blackwall Hitch, Capital Grille, Faidley’s SeafoodGunther & Co.Loch BarLib’s Grill and Thames Street Oyster House, with more to be announced!  Libations include craft beers from Flying Dog BreweryMaryland wineOld Pulteney Whisky tastings, specialty drinks, and oyster shooters with spirits from Blackwater Distilling. Oysters brought to you by Harris Seafood, Hollywood Oyster Co., Madhouse Oysters, Philip’s Wharf Oyster Co., and others. Stay tuned for more!

We’ll also have a Bay-themed silent auction and mermaids galore. In fact, this year we’re giving guests the option to add mermaid/merman flair to their party ensemble. Best costume takes home a heaping bushel of fresh, Chesapeake Bay oysters.

Proceeds from Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest go right back into the Bay, supporting ORP’s mission to build a healthy and sustainable native oyster population.

Tickets will go on sale June 2018.

Event sponsorship information can be downloaded HERE. Questions? Email: or call: 410-990-4970.



Prismatic Photo Booth photos from the 2017 event can be viewed HERE, and photos by Lauren Ewig and Jesse Snader can be viewed HERE.

Food and Beverage 

Oyster Farms:

Harris Seafood Co., Hollywood Oyster Co., Hoopers Island Oyster Co., Madhouse Oysters, Orchard Point Oyster Co., True Chesapeake Oyster Company, War Shore Oyster Company


AzureBlackwall Hitch, Cardinal Tavern, Faidley’s, Gunther and Co., Harvest Wood Grill, La Food Marketa, Phillips Seafood, Thames Street Oyster House, Vida Taco Bar

Craft Beers brought to you by:

Flying Dog Brewery

Participating Wineries:

Big Cork Vineyards, Crow Vineyard and Winery, Great Frogs Winery, Knob Hall Winery, Linganore Winecellars, Proud Pour

Coffee brought to you by:

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

Oyster shooters brought to you by:

Sloop Betty Vodka and George’s Bloody Mary Mix

Desserts and support services:

Classic Catering

Presenting Supporters

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Seafood Suppliers

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In-Kind Sponsors

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