Celebrate ESVA Oysters this Fall

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Plate of Oysters at Champagne & Oysters

The Oyster Roast is as Eastern Shore as it gets. If you’re looking for a way to truly taste the Shore, this is it!

Oyster Roast Shells

There are several Oyster Roasts happening on the Shore this fall. Check out these events and make sure to add them to your trip itinerary this fall! The events are listed in order from soonest to furthest out.

Steamed Oysters in a bowl

Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival



This event is held to promote the seafood industry and mark the arrival of the oyster season. Come and enjoy oysters— raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad bar, hot dogs, hush puppies, Boardwalk fries, and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer is available for purchase. Live entertainment, Extravaganza Raffle, and “Best Space” contest for everyone’s enjoyment. There will also be a variety of souvenirs available for purchase.  Gates open at 10 am for admission and set-up. Appetizers are served at 11 am and a full menu is available at 12:00 noon. The Festival ends at 4:00 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance.Saxis Island Oyster Roast Oysters on a Plate

Photo by Bayside Studios Photography


The 8th annual Saxis Island Oyster Roast is happening on October 16th from 3 to 6 pm. It features a raffle and delicious all-you-can-eat menu!

All proceeds from the Oyster Roast will benefit community beautification and improvement projects on Saxis Island. The raffle will feature a framed and matted print by Don Sparrow called Cedar Creek Mallards and a Shore Bird Carving by Larry Linton. You can buy tickets at the Saxis Island Museum, online, or onsite at the Oyster Roast.

The all-you-can-eat menu features two options, one with oysters and one without. Non-alcoholic beverages are included and alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. No BYOB or coolers. Please bring your own oyster knife or purchase one from the museum. There will also be music for your entertainment!

Tickets for the oyster roast are $55 per person for the menu with oysters and $30 per person for the menu without oysters. They may be purchased by calling the Mayor of Saxis, Denise Drewer, at 757-710-4747 or online.

The Oyster Roast will be held at the Saxis Marina on 9151 Starling Creek Road.Saxis Oyster Roast Pile of Oysters

Photo by Bayside Studios Photography

YMCA Camp Silver Beach Beach Bash Oyster Roast


11th Annual YMCA Camp Silver Beach

Beach Bash & Oyster Roast

Saturday, October 23 • 2–6 pm

Save the date and get ready to “Steam up the Beach” on Saturday, October 23 at YMCA Camp Silver Beach for the 2021 BEACH BASH and Oyster Roast. Join the fun and help send children to camp next summer! All-inclusive ticket prices include Eastern Shore oysters, clams, clam chowder, BBQ, and beverages. Enjoy live music and a silent auction with many unique offerings and artwork.

Get your early bird tickets now before the price increases on October 9!Saxis Oyster Roast Prepping Oysters

Photo by Bayside Studios Photography

10th Annual Island House Oyster Roast


Saturday, November 6th, 4pm – 8pm

The Island House Restaurant & Marina is honored to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Island House Oyster Roast benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation. Please join us on November 6th as we host an incredible event featuring Brothers Osborne for a worthy cause.10th Annual Island House Oyster Roast

Graphic by The Island House

Champagne & Oyster Tasting


Sunday, November 14 4pm – 7pm

Join the Historic Onancock School for a night of savoring Eastern Shore oysters over champagne!

Champagne and Oyster

Wine and Oysters at Chatham Vineyards


Wine and Oysters at the Winery
Friday, November 26 – Saturday, November 27 | 10am to 5pm
Chatham Vineyards is a part of the ESVA Artisans Guild Holiday Tour on the Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving.

They will be offering 1/2 half dozen oysters and a glass of wine during the tour.

No reservations are required.

Wine and Oysters at Chatham

Where will you find local Eastern Shore oysters to enjoy? Wherever you go, you can’t go wrong!

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