oyster roast

Photos by Jay Diem

save the date for 2020: saturday february 29

about the event

The Barrier Islands Center’s Annual Oyster Roast is our signature fundraising event. Not only is it THE BEST PARTY ON THE EASTERN SHORE; by participating, you help to preserve and perpetuate the Shore’s unique coastal heritage and do so much for our community. Because tickets sell out each year, make sure to reserve your space early.

The Oyster Roast is an opportunity to celebrate the bounty and beauty of this region. Local oyster houses generously manage the roasting and steaming of oysters and clams. The silent auction also showcases a broad spectrum of local talent, thanks to the local artisans, artists, restaurants, entrepreneurs and other businesses who generously donate their lovingly-produced items. The proceeds help keep our doors open with free admission to all.

Finally, the local and regional corporate sponsors who invest in the BIC demonstrate their commitment to this community – both in celebrating our history and ensuring our future. Their sponsorship means the BIC can continue to be a vital and vibrant educational resource for everyone, of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. 

ticket sales

Tickets for BIC’s Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser are $100 per person and are available exclusively to BIC members for purchase in person, by phone or by mail beginning in January (invitations with response cards are mailed to current members in December). There is a limit of 8 tickets per member. If tickets remain, they are available for purchase to the general public at the end of January. Ticket price includes event admission, roasted wild seaside oysters, steamed clams, clam chowder, chicken, BBQ and all the fixin’s, Chatham wines, a wide selection of beer, soft drinks, coffee and roasted peanuts.

2019 sponsors:

Presenting SPONSOR







Rusty and Ann Onhaizer


Parkway Grading Inc.