World Is Your Oyster Festival
World is Your Oyster Fest will showcase local oyster farms and the regional delicacies that have earned ORP’s annual event the reputation as best seafood and raw bar event in Baltimore! Set at the B&O Railroad Museum in the heart of Maryland’s historic oyster city, the World is Your Oyster Festi is the best opportunity to slurp to your heart’s content and leave knowing how you can help the Bay’s keystone species thrive. You’ll learn why you should…
EAT OYSTERS! (& OTHER SEAFOOD)
Enjoy a variety of oysters from throughout the Bay. Hear directly from the farmers and watermen who grow and harvest them.
Learn to “Shuck Like a Pro” with world-famous shuckers!
Learn simple, celebration-worthy oyster toppings and recipes.
Experience unique beer, wine, and cocktail pairings courtesy of ORP’s top supporting partners.
Savor delicious fare from Shell Recycling Alliance restaurants!
Celebrate the Bay-friendly businesses who recycle shell and ID the most convenient drop sites near you.
Sign the “Shell Recycling Pledge” and receive a badge of honor to wear with pride!
SPREAD THE WORD
Learn how ORP is leading conservation of the native oyster.
Experience oysters’ filtration and habitat creation power firsthand at the touch pool.
Cheer for shuckers competing in ORP’s second official shucking competition! The winner will have the opportunity to represent at the ’23 U.S. National Oyster Championship Contest in St. Mary’s County, MD.
Create your own take-home oyster art with guidance from professional artists!
Plus, enjoy live music exciting raffle items, and a vendor village featuring oyster wares, gear and other goods!