7th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning
Celebrate the coming of spring at this feast of the Chesapeakes most cherished bivalve. The seventh annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, a fundraiser for the Annapolis Maritime Museum, will take place at the Museums waterfront campus from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. 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 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 Peoples 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. Peoples Choice guests will vote for the best oyster dish and can enjoy all the activities included in Oyster Roast ticket. Celebrate spring with a family-friendly feast of the Chesapeake's most cherished bivalve. Festivities begin with the annual sock burning and go on to include live music, shucking, and cooking demonstrations, an oyster shucking contest, and exhibits that highlight the area's unique maritime heritage and the important role oysters play in maintaining the health of the Bay. Feast on oysters any way you like them - raw, steamed, fried, and grilled.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum.