Upcoming oyster festivals in Maryland and Virginia

Tuesday, October 5, 2010; 2:33 PM


Chincoteague Oyster Festival: on the Accomack County island on the ocean side of the Eastern Shore. Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.chincoteagueoysterfestival.com

Urbanna Oyster Festival: in the Tidewater town of Urbanna on the Rappahannock River; in its 52nd year. Friday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-midnight, and Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.urbannaoysterfestival.com

Reedville Fishermen's Museum Oyster Roast: in Northumberland County on the Northern Neck. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2-5 p.m. www.rfmuseum.org/oysterroast.html


St. Mary's County Oyster Festival and National Oyster Shucking Contest and National Oyster Cooking Contest: near Leonardtown; now in its 43rd year. Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.usoysterfest.com

OysterFest at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: in St. Michaels, on the Eastern Shore. Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.cbmm.org/wh_calendar.html

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