Morattico Waterfront Museum to host oyster roast October 21

A group of volunteers gather for the Morattico Waterfront Museum’s oyster roast. From left Clint Downing, George Hazzard, George Shelton, Robert Cunningham, David Henley, John Dawson, David Beck and Jimmy Barrack.

The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will hold its 10th annual Oyster Roast fundraiser from 2:30 to 5 p.m. October 21, in the museum’s James A. Vick Pavilion.  Serving will begin at 3 p.m.

In addition to all-you-can-eat roasted oysters and raw-bar plates, the menu will offer hush puppies, clam chowder, ham biscuits and home-made desserts, reported Mary Byrd Martin. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and will include a local craft beer.

Tickets for the fundraiser benefitting the museum are $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free.

Reserve tickets by calling Connie Conley, 761-6213, or by emailing No tickets will be sold on the day of the event, which traditionally sells out early. Bring an oyster knife and no pets, please.