The BIC Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018 OYster Roast: Saturday February 24 from 4-8 pm.  

Thanks to Jay Diem for photos of the 2016 Oyster Roast!

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. 

Read a blog post about the 2015 Oyster Roast.



BIG thanks to these 2017 sponsors

Presenting SPONSOR





  • Atlantic Animal Hospital
  • Chatham Vineyards
  • Davis Disposal
  • Eastern Shore Animal Hospital & Pet Spa
  • Eastern Shore Events & Rentals
  • Leatherbury-Broache & Co. 
  • Moore's Portable Solutions
  • Parkway Grading Inc.
  • Sharp Energy
  • Shooting Point Oyster Co.
  • The Insurance Market
  • Thomas A. Arnold, Inc.
  • Tidewater Insultators
  • Willie C. Randall, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones