October 14th, 2017
Its that time of year where Baltimore's Historic Federal Hill transforms into an Oyster Lovers Paradise! This annual two-day free food-and-entertainment festival calls thousands of oyster-loving locals & visitors alike to our great community for a weekend full of Bold Baltimore flavor & big time fun! Live music rocking from the Cross Street stage all day both days featuring Jenny Leigh, Neverending Fall and the Crawdaddies! Hours: Saturday, Noon-9pm & Sunday, 10am-8pm (Ravens Home Game). Entry is FREE & these festivities are fit for the entire family! But we know you want to be a VIP, right? (THE BELOW VIP PASSES GO ON SALE AUG. 10) "OYSTER FRIEND" VIP PASS (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) Includes: - (12) "Shuck Bucks" redeemable for 1 dozen Oysters - Discounted VIP Pricing on all Festival Food/Drink "OYSTER FIEND" VIP PASS (Limted Availabilty) Includes: - (15) "Shuck Bucks" (redeemable for 15 Oysters) - (1) The Official 2017 Ryleigh's Oyster Fest Tee Shirt - Discounted VIP Pricing on all Festival Food/Drink “OYSTER FANATIC” PASS (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) Includes: - (30) "Shuck Bucks" redeemable for Oysters on the Half Shell - (5) Craft Beer Samples (3oz) - (1) Official 2017 OysterFest Tee Shirt Oysterfest Weekend Highlights:: Over 10 Raw Bars, each featuring dozens of varieties of oysters! All Local Varaites just a buck-a-shcuck! Baltimore’s best local artists and cover bands, playing live on the Cross Street Stage! Local artisans, local watermen, and carefully curated seafood-centeric food & drink vendors! And of course... Live on the Cross Street Stage, 3 o'clock on Saturday, October 15th- The 7th annual Baltimore Oyster Shucking Championship! This competition welcomes professional shuckers representing the premier raw bars around to compete live on stage for pride, cash prizes and a paid sponsorship to the National Oyster Shucking Championship. After each round the just-shucked oysters will be shared amongst the crowd! BE BOLD & BE SURE TO JOIN US! Have a question? Interested in becoming a vendor? Want to volunteer? Learn more? Contact Scotti Morrow, Scotti@Ryleighs.com ### Oysterfest, now in it's ninth year, raises funds to support two of Baltimore's favorite local nonprofit organizations: The Oyster Recovery Partnership, a non-profit organization devoted to restoring the, once abundant, oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay through the recycling discarded oyster shell. and The Living Classrooms Foundation: To adopt the historic skipjack, Sigsbee. The Sigsbee, built in 1901, is a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack, a sailing craft designed to dredge for oysters. The Sigsbee served in the Chesapeake Bay Oyster fleet for 88 years and today serves thousands of students every year with hands-on educational programs. The Chesapeake Bay skipjacks are the last remaining commercial sailing fleet in the nation. Funds raised during this event support her ongoing maintenance.
Ryleigh's Oyster- Federal HIll