6th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
On March 19, 2016
General Admission: $25 Event starts at noon
People's Choice: $65,Tasting starts at noon so be prompt, it's over when samples are gone, usually 2pm. Sample oyster dishes from 12 area retaurants and vote for your favorite!
Celebrate the coming of spring at this feast of the Chesapeake’s most cherished bivalve. The sixth annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, a fundraiser for the Annapolis Maritime Museum, will take place at the Museum’s waterfront campus from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Last year over 750 oyster enthusiasts from nine Mid-Atlantic States attended the event.
Come out to enjoy the festivities including the burning of the socks – a tradition at the museum celebrating the spring equinox and the arrival of boating season, live music including the perennial favorite, The Eastport Oyster Boys & Dan Haas and the chance to show your shucking prowess in an oyster shucking competition.
Explore and climb aboard an authentic Skipjack, a single-masted, Bay-built sailing vessel built in 1902 and designed to harvest oysters. For fans of classic Chesapeake Bay Buyboats, or for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship, a display of classic Buyboats will be at the Museum docks.
Of course, there will be plenty of oysters – raw, steamed and roasted. For a modest fee, additional food, beer, wine, dark & stormy's, George's bloody marys with Tito's vodka, and soft drinks will be available.
Guests who purchase the “People’s Choice” ticket will be wowed by samples of the best oyster dish from twelve premier Annapolis area restaurants. Tasting starts at Noon and ends when samples are gone. “People’s Choice” guests will vote for the best oyster dish and can enjoy all the activities included in Oyster Roast ticket.
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