Phillips Wharf Environmental Center will be providing oystering demos at its Oyster & Brew Festival, taking place from noon to 4p.m. on Sat., Nov. 2 at its waterfront campus on Tilghman Island. The event is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit, with a VIP dinner and auction hosted the evening before.
Guests to the Nov. 2 Oyster & Brew Festival will be able to visit Phillips Wharf’s oyster nursery to see how oysters grow from seed to table, learn how oyster gardening works, and hear more about the Marylanders Grow Oysters program. Festival-goers can even test their skills at nippering for oysters along Knapps Narrows, and tour the Fishmobile estuarium.
Wild and aquaculture oysters from throughout the region will be offered, with oysters served raw, fried, steamed, in stew, and in signature dishes from select, local restaurants. The Oyster & Brew Festival also brings together local craft breweries serving a variety of craft beers, along with Bud Light and Shock Top, all served on tap. Live music will be performed by Southbound.
Advanced tickets and more information about the festival are at bit.ly/oysterjam. Tickets will also be sold at the door, the day of the event, with cash and credit cards accepted. Parking is free.
Oyster Jam proceeds benefit the people served by Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s programs and services, and its mission to encourage, educate, and engage Chesapeake Bay stewards of all ages through interactive experiences showcasing the Bay’s ecosystem and its inhabitants. For more information, call 410-886-9200 or visit phillipswharf.org.