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Captain Avery Museum’s Oyster Festival

October 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Relax by the Bay with music, food, and fun at Captain Avery Museum’s annual Oyster Festival on Sunday, October 20, 12:30-5. Voted Best Community Event of 2018 by readers of Bay Weekly, the festival that’s taking shape for 2019 is sure to be another winner. 

Musical headliners this year include the beloved Eastport Oyster Boys and the consummate jazz and blues musicians Bob and Eddie. Two music venues, the big tent and the boat house, make for a tune-filled festival.

As always there will be oysters all ways: raw, fried, in a basket, on a roll, in a shooter, you name it, and plenty of them. Food vendors include local favorites Skipper’s Pier and Umai Sushi House from Deale, and Chesapeake Deli and Grille from Dunkirk.

Beer and wine will be for sale at the Tiki Bar by the river as well as at the Rain Garden Bar by the boathouse. The Lucretia Avery Bake Shop and Café will be taking care of the sweet side, along with Mrs. Moo’s traditional farm fresh ice cream and shakes.

Free crafts for the kids, artists, authors, antiques, and oyster education round out the offerings. Avery’s own “Choose It!” sale of donated goods and services will help keep the fun going all year round.

As always, the day concludes with a $5,000 raffle, with tickets available in the community before the festival and at the event. You do not need to be present to win.


October 20, 2019
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Captain Avery Museum
1418 E West Shady Side Rd
Shady Side, 20764
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(410) 867-4486