Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

Mar 24 to Mar 24
From: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

Celebrate the coming of spring at this feast of the Chesapeake’s most cherished bivalve. The eighth 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 24. Last year over 700 oyster enthusiasts from nine Mid-Atlantic attended the event.

Come out to enjoy the festivities including the burning of the socks – a tradition at the Museum celebrating the arrival of boating season--live music, including the perennial favorite 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. As an added bonus this year, the event will feature electric boat rides on Back Creek. Take a water tour of our new Park campus!

Of course, there will be plenty of oysters – raw, steamed and roasted. For a modest fee, additional food, beer, wine, dark & stormys, 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 10 premier Annapolis area restaurants and caterers. 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. 

Proceeds from this event benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park.

This Event is Brought to You By Annapolis Maritime Museum

Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a waterfront museum at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The museum is 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 & Park offers education programs for school-aged children and adults as well as exhibits and special event, an annual winter lecture series, art exhibits. The museum space is available for private rentals. For more information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, please visit

The museum is FREE and open to the public Tuesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The museum is open year-round. Our docks are open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk. Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week, please call 443-214-5872.