Yum! Mermaid's Kiss Oyster Fest and Oysterfest VI promise fun and oysters to those who attend these events. Both benefit good causes, too.
The Mermaid's Kiss party raises funds for the Oyster Recovery Partnership, which works to restore oysters to the Chesapeake Bay. The event is being held from 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the National Aquarium.
Guests will enjoy sustainable seafood dishes and freshly shucked oysters while exploring the Aquarium. The cost is $65 at the door; $50 in advance. The VIP reception is sold out.
Dress is business casual or attendees can wear a bay-themed costume for a chance to win prizes. For more information, visit the Partnership's website.
In its sixth year, Ryleigh's Oysterfest will feature 25-plus varieties of shuck-a-buck oysters, the second annual Baltimore Oyster Shucking Championship, and a bull-and-oyster roast among other entertainment.
It's being held Oct. 4-7 in Federal Hill. For a complete lineup of the schedule, visit the event's Facebook page.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership and Chesapeake Bay Foundation.