3rd Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning
Saturday March 23, 2013
Noon - 4 p.m.
Celebrate the coming of spring at this family-friendly feast of the Chesapeake’s most cherished bivalve.
The third annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, a fundraiser for the Annapolis Maritime Museum, will take place at the Museum from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. Last year over 500 oyster enthusiasts from the Annapolis area attended the event, and even more are expected to attend this year.
Enjoy the festivities, including the burning of the socks – a tradition that celebrates the spring equinox – live music, and the chance to show your shucking prowess in an oyster shucking competition.
For the young and young at heart, there will be fun activities and exhibits highlighting the area’s unique maritime heritage and the importance of the oyster to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
Of course, there will be plenty of oysters – raw, steamed and roasted. For a modest additional fee, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Guests who purchase one of the limited People’s Choice - Best Oyster Dish packages will be wowed by samples of the best oyster dish from eight premier Annapolis area restaurants. “We, the people” will vote for the best oyster dish by competitors: Rockfish, Chart House Restaurant, Azure Restaurant, Carrol’s Creek, Creative Cuisine, Deep Creek Restaurant and Marina, Pirate’s Cove, and Wild Orchid.
The People’s Choice Package includes a commemorative event T-shirt and an Oyster Roast ticket, providing access to oysters and event activities.
People’s Choice Best Oyster Dish tasting competition: $50. Only 200 will be sold.
Tickets will be available for purchase online starting February 1.
There will be an oyster shucking contest, yes, with prizes and sanctioned rules! Shuckers may wear finger stalls or gloves, use their own knives and carry an extra knife for use in case the first breaks. ALL knives used must have been approved by the Chief Judge prior to the contest. Anyone may enter. Send us a message and we'll find you as you check in!
Them Eastport Oyster Boys and The Walking Sticks
Family Activities and Exhibits - highlight the importance of the oyster to the health of the Chesapeake Bay as well as this area's unique maritime heritage.
Of course, there will be plenty of oysters - raw and roasted. For a modest additional fee, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers plus beer, wine and soft drinks will be available from Peace Love & Hot Dogs; and Pit Boys. War Shore Oyster Company and Wild Country Seafood will be providing oysters this year.
Participating Restaurants for the People’s Choice - Best Oyster Dish
People's Choice - Best Oyster Dish Package: $50 per adult, includes commemorative T-shirt and special oyster dish tastings from competing area restaurants.
General Admission, $25 adult / $5 per child 13 - 18 years old / children 12 & under free
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this previously sold out event. For information about event sponsorship, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.