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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Oyster Fanatic   more info 12 hours before event starts $49.00 $3.69
Oyster Fiend   more info 1 hour before event starts $25.00 $2.37
Oyster Friend   more info 1 hour before event starts $15.00 $1.82


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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 10am prior to the home Ravens game at MT Bank Stadium. Live local artists featuted on stage both days.

Whether spending just a few hours in the Tasting Tents (featuring dozens of oysters) 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 VIP Shuck-Buck Ticket Bundles below!

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




- (12) "Shuck Bucks" redeemable for 1 dozen Oysters
- Discounted VIP Pricing on all Festival Food/Drink 

"OYSTER FIEND" VIP PASS (Limted Availabilty) 

- (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 


- (30) "Shuck Bucks" redeemable for Oysters on the Half Shell
- (5) Craft Beer Samples (3oz) 
- (1) Official 2017 OysterFest Tee Shirt






Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

While Oysterfest Admission is open to guests of all ages, Oyster Friend, Oyster Fiend and Oyster Fanatic Tickets are for guests 21 years of age and older. ID must be presented at the door for admission to the designated beer garden areas. 


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Federal Hill is well served by public transportation.  Visitors travel directly by MTA bus, Light Rail and the MARC commuter rail, with easy connections from BWI Airport and Amtrak's Penn Station.  Or they may walk the few short blocks from the Metro Subway.  The Charm City Circulator,  Purple Route runs directly into Oysterfest. 


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Lawnchairs, outside food/drink, and bad attitudes are not permited at this event. 


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Have a question? Interested in becoming a vendor? Want to volunteer or enter our Shucking Competition?

Shoot Scotti an email,, she'll be happy to hear from you!


What is the refund policy?

In the event of severe incliment weather, forcing a post-ponement or festival cancelation, your tickets will be refunded with a GIFT CARD to Ryleighs Oyster of equal value as your package ticketed price. The Moet Oyster Ball is rain or shine.


Where exactly is Oysterfest Located? 

Oysterfest is an outdoor street festival located on E Cross Street between Light and S Charles Street, North of the Cross Street Market. 

Have questions about OYSTERFEST 11? Contact Ryleigh's Oyster

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When & Where

Historic Federal Hill East Cross Street, North of the Market, Between S Charles and Light Street
36 E Cross Street
Baltimore, MD 21230


Ryleigh's Oyster

With locations in Historic Federal Hill, on Padonia Road in Hunt Valley and in Mount Vernons Cultural District  Ryleigh’s Oyster specializes in only the freshest seafood, meats, poultry and produce.  With excellent service in a relaxed but vibrant Oyster Bar atmosphere, Ryleigh’s Oyster has become recognized as one of the Nation’s and Baltimore’s best. 

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