2018 Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning (Photo Recap)

On Saturday, March 24, the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park hosted the 8th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning. People from all over the region gathered to celebrate the start of spring at this annual fundraiser. Good food, live music, and a roaring fire kept the party going all afternoon.

People’s Choice ticket holders were treated to 10 samples from the area’s best restaurants and caterers. After sampling each, they cast their ballot for Best Oyster Dish.

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Congratulations to this year’s winner: Azure!


The main event was, of course, the sock burning! After the reading of the traditional poem, the first sock was thrown out by Governor Hogan. The crowd quickly joined in to shed themselves of the last reminders of the year’s harsh winter.

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A few brave oyster lovers competed in our shucking contest, and those looking for a more relaxing afternoon took tours of Back Creek courtesy of Annapolis Electric Boat Rentals.

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We are so grateful to all of our sponsors for making this event such a huge success for the Museum!

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