Ryleigh's OysterFest Saturday and Sunday

The Baltimore Sun

We're in oyster festival season, and Ryleigh's OysterFest is up next. The two-day block party takes place Saturday and Sunday on Cross Street in Federal Hill.

The Saturday block party, from noon-11 p.m., also features $1 oysters, fresh-squeezed crushes and live musical performances. The event is open to the public, but a $10 suggested donation benefits the Maryland's Oyster Recovery Partnership. Saturday's event features the second Baltimore Oyster Shucking Championship.

Three-time United States oyster-shucking champion is back to defend his title. He'll be competing against a lineup of serious shuckers, including his own son. The first round of shucking begins at 5 p.m.

At Sunday's block party, Ryleigh's teams up with Flying Dog Brewery for a bull and oyster Roast, noon-11 p.m. 

A portion of the weekend's proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Oyster Recovery Partnership, the state's leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

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