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Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

Jun 20, 2012 06:55PM ● By Anonymous
The festivities included the burning of the socks – a spring tradition at the Museum – plus live music from the bands "The Oyster Boys" and "Sly 45,".  Guests also enjoyed oyster shucking, cooking demonstrations, and family activities and exhibits that highlight the importance of the oyster to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.  Of course, there was plenty of oysters – raw, steamed, fried and roasted – and, for a modest additional fee, BBQ, hotdogs and hamburgers, plus beer, wine and soft drinks.

The event hosted almost 700 guests and raised $15,000 for the Maritime Museums education programs.  VIP admission was $40, which included a commemorative T-shirt and tastings of oyster dishes from area restaurants competing for   “bragging rights” for Annapolis’ best oyster recipe. General  admission   is $25 for adults, $5 for kids aged 13 – 18, and free for kids 12 and  under.