7th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum

Event Website: Visit Site

Mar 18
Mar 18
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7th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

Celebrate the coming of spring at this feast of the Chesapeake’s most cherished bivalve. The seventh 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 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 “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. 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.

This Event is Brought to You By Annapolis Maritime Museum

7th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a small museum, at the mouth of Back Creek, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and housed in what was historically the last oyster-packing plant in Annapolis. The museum engages visitors in an interactive experience that highlights the oyster and its role in shaping both the history and maritime culture of Annapolis. Our displays include an 850 gallon aquarium, a traditional deadrise workboat, and the history of the McNasby seafood packing company. The Museum operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unequaled views of the Chesapeake Bay. The historic McNasby building is the ideal setting for meaningful waterfront education experiences, maritime seminars, concerts, and other programs and events.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum offers education programs for school aged children and adults with exhibits and special events. Lecture series, art exhibits and nature and environmental collaborations even facilities available for special occasions. More information, volunteer and support opportunities, and upcoming events at amaritime.org.

Museum is free and open to the public Thursday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The museum is open year-round. Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week, please call 410-295-0104.