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Oysterfest 12

  • Ryleigh's Oyster 36 East Cross Street Baltimore, MD, 21230 United States (map)

It's time to once again transform our historically hip Federal Hill community into an Oyster Lovers Paradise! 

Get ready to slurp, sip, and support a great cause as Ryleigh’s Oyster celebrates the opening of prime Chesapeake Bay Oystering season for the 11th year in a row at this two-day food-and-entertainment festival. 

Oysterfest features dozens of carefully curated Tasting Tents, Raw Bars, and Sponsorship displays, all chosen for their unique commitment to the appreciation and preservation of the bold Chesapeake oyster. 

Highlighting Ryleigh’s seafood-studded street festival is the 6th Annual Baltimore Oyster Shucking Championship, on Saturday at 330pm. Here festival-goers will witness the regions most skilled oyster-openers compete on the Cross Street Stage for the local title and over $1,000 in cash prizes.

On Sunday the shellfish celebrations reopen at 11am prior to the home Ravens game at MT Bank Stadium. Live bands featuted on stage both days!

Whether spending just a few hours in the Tasting Tents or the entire weekend taking in Oysterfests’ bold Baltimore flavors and live entertainment schedule, oyster-enthusiasts will find their perfect bivalve and beverage experience on E Cross Street this October.

General Admission is free and open to the public...but for the distinguished oyster lover, we recommend you reserve one of the limited VIP Shuck-Buck Ticket Bundles! 

As always, a portion of all Oysterfest proceeds benefits the missions of Oyster Recovery Partnership and Living Classrooms Foundation, Shipboard Department. 

For sponsorship, volunteeer or vendor information please email She will be glad to hear from you!

Earlier Event: October 11
The Moet Oyster Ball
Later Event: March 23
Swig and Pig