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Oyster Roast

May 18, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thank you for a successful 2023 Oyster Roast & Sock Burning!

Celebrate the spring equinox and the beginning of boating season each March by burning those nasty winter socks at the Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. In a tradition dating back to the late-1970s, Annapolitans relieve themselves of the necessities of winter as the “Burn Your Socks” is recited.

Live music is provided by popular local bands such as Naptown Brass Band and the Eastport Oyster Boys. All you-can-eat oysters, a shucking contest provides a chance to show your shucking prowess, and for the 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.

The general admission price for adults is $50 AND $10 for children 5-10, free for children under 5.

The People’s Choice ticket ($100) allows guests to participate in an exclusive tasting contest in which local restaurants and catering companies compete to prepare their Best Oyster Dish. This ticket option includes two drinks and ten food tickets for the People’s Choice tasting contest, along with everything included in a General Admission ticket.

Note: The People’s Choice event runs from noon to 2 p.m. After 2, join the party outside!

All proceeds from the event benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s award-winning education programs. The event is rain or shine.

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

             Stage Sponsor           


Oyster Sponsors

Bar Sponsor

Oyster Shucker Contest Sponsor

Skipjack Sponsors

Pier Sponsors


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Beverage Sponsors


Titos Volka
katchef Brothers Annapolis Maritime Sponsor
Lyon Rum

In-kind Sponsors



Nap town Scoop


May 18, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm