Mar 21, 2011

Blue Ridge Oyster Festival

I’m not a big fan of oysters myself, but I might just have to free up my time in order to snag some Devils Backbone beers:

Blue Ridge Oyster Fest logo

For Immediate Release

Cerberus Productions & Devils Backbone Brewing Company in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation present the Blue Ridge Oyster Festival:
Saturday, April 23rd
1 – 7 PM
ALL AGES – Rain or Shine
$10 In Advance / $15 at the gate / 12 & Under FREE
Price includes admission to the event only. All Food, Beer, Wine & other items are priced separately.

Spend EARTH DAY in beautiful Nelson County enjoying fresh steamed and raw oysters, local craft beer from Devils Backbone Brewing Company & Starr Hill Brewery, select wines from Cardinal Point Winery and local food provided by The Rock Barn. Live music will be performed by Travis Elliott & Tucker Rogers, Misty Strings & Gold Top County Ramblers.

All oysters served at the Blue Ridge Oyster Festival are harvested from Ward Oyster Company’s Aquaculture program. Find out more information on Aquaculture programs and their impact on the growth of the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population. These programs are also doing great things to help restore the commercial oyster industry.

What we do “inland” has a direct impact on the quality of our streams and rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Oysters play a key role in helping to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Filtering excess nutrients in the water, one single oyster can filter up to 60 gallons of water every day. More oysters and oyster reefs are needed which is why we’re proudly recycling all the oyster shells from this year’s Blue Ridge Oyster Festival for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s many oyster restoration projects.

Event & Ticket information can be found by visiting