Sunday, October 11, 2015
12:00 noon - dusk
The tickets categories below will become live links for ticket sales beginning September 1, 2015 at 9:00am. When sold out, sold out. Some very limited same day tickets may be available (though we have sold out every year, and learned our lesson in 2012) and at the door will only offer general entry at $30. So, if you plan to join us - it is strongly recommended you purchases your tickets for your desired category to ensure availability.
Platinum Passes (very limited quantity)
Gets you into the exclusive Platinum Pass holders time from 12:00- 2:00pm with relatively small group of festival goers for easy access to the three oyster farms for UNLIMITED oysters, a few beverages to boot, a shucking demonstration, a great Blue Grass band and more.
Best Value: a dozen oysters, a pint of beer ($49 value alone) and general entry to the festival, the Oyster Pass is the perfect compromise an a great way to enjoy the day. Access begins at 2:00pm with all sorts of options and activities.
You're not an oyster eater, but you love festivals! Or, you're just unsure of how many oysters you will eat. Or, you just don't want to make the commitment, you want the option, and will add on as you go… this is the ticket for you. Entry begins at 2:00pm.
buy 1 or buy by the dozen...
These are the currency at Oysterfest. All wooden nickels are valued at $3 (tax included), and most items at Oysterfest are 2-3 wooden nickels a piece. So, if you are planning to eat from the Grill, Crepe Stand, or plan to try the numerous wines, beers or other options - avoid the lines and get your currency in advance, we'll have them ready for you at check-in.
Oysterfest, an all-day celebration of the bivalve; that beautiful, pure, nutrient loaded, calorie neutral, aphrodisiac of a pearl in a shell! Oh, oysters.
We're keeping the date late in the season, due to it being the beginning of the oyster season, when cooler waters prime the flesh and make the most varieties available. Could be brisk, though the last four years have been sunny and warm - either way, it will be a great day for oyster eating! Event is rain or shine.
We're inviting back our celebrity chefs for our 5th Annual Oyster Shucking Showdown. Ever more competitive, the shuck-off is a highlight. So, join us to help continue our outrageously successful and briney event - at the years most unique festival.
Join us for a day packed with activities. Attend Oyster School, watch a band, grab a burger, get a crepe, drink a beer, eat oysters! Meander through shucking stations manned by prominent oyster farmers from both coasts:
- Hama Hama Oyster Farm (Hood Canal, WA)
- Island Creek Oyster Farm (Duxbury, MA)
- Rappahannock Oyster Farm (Richmond, VA)
Additionally, there will be a Pairing Station available throughout the day offering insight into the pairing of wine, beer & cocktails with bivalves and what works. Learn to shuck your own in an Oyster Shucking Tutorial.
Summit Brewery returns as our sponsor and it's back… Summit Oyster Stout! Find out about its process and creation and be sure to enjoy a pint yourself. It's a limited run, exclusively at Oysterfest with any remaining sold at the Meritage Oyster Bar until it runs out. Such a treat! Beer can be a perfect compliment to those jewels of the sea.
And, just in case you're hungry, there will also be a full menu of seafood shack standards available, such as; lobster rolls, fried clams, steamers, oyster po boys, burgers, etc, as well as both an outdoor Grill and the Meritage Crepe Stand.
Schedule of Available Events:
12:00noon - 2:00pm Oysterfest - Platinum Pass Exclusive: very limited capacity (only 350 tickets)
access to all oyster farmers, unlimited oysters, educational pairing seminar. Roe Family Singers kick off the live music
2:00pm - Oysterfest Begins! All passes open for entry
2:30pm - Oyster Shucking Showdown (featuring local chefs and friends)
Oyster School classes begin (classes offered; 3:00 & 5:00)
3:30pm - Live Music with The Southside Aces - get your briny on!
4:30pm -Oyster Shucking Showdown Final; local chefs and friends, all gather round
... Enjoy the rest of the festival, walk around to the different shucking huts and meet the farmers themselves that we've flown in from both coasts.
Schedule subject to change, times are approximate, full schedule available upon arrival.
Feel free to call with any other questions, 651.222.5670.