On Saturday, October 31, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host OysterFest, a celebration of the Chesapeake’s favorite bivalve. The event features live music on two stages, an oyster stew competition, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and other local fare, and cooking demonstrations, along with children’s activities, oystering demonstrations, harvesting displays, and more.
In the spirit of Halloween, CBMM will be holding a costume contest during the festival. In addition to the best adult and children costume, a special award will be given for the best Chesapeake-themed costume. Trick-or-treating opportunities for costumed children will also be available at many locations throughout the museum’s campus.
This year, Mule Train will be performing live from the Tolchester Beach Bandstand, delivering an Americana performance of contemporary covers and roots-rock originals. Performing on a second stage along the museum’s Fogg’s Cove will be the melodic Kent Island-based trio, Key Lime Pie, performing “barefoot-guitar” pop.
In addition to the museum’s floating fleet