Announcing the 10th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning

January 18, 2022

We’re excited to learn from our partners at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMMP) that the annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning will return to Eastport this year! Read on for more information.

Sock Burning at Annapolis Maritime Museum

“Say goodbye to winter, only deck shoes we wear! Though the socks we burn leave a stink in the air!” So reads the poem recited each year as hundreds of Annapolitans gather around a waterfront bonfire at the Annapolis Maritime Museum to burn the smelliest, winter-worn socks found.

After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning is back to celebrate the maritime culture of the Eastport community and all things Chesapeake Bay. Join AMM on Saturday, March 19th from 12:00-4:00 PM as the community burns its socks during the spring equinox.

“There is nothing more authentic and unique to Annapolis than the ritual of burning socks, started right here in Eastport,” said Alice Estrada, President/CEO of the Museum. “This beloved event brings the community together and raises funds for our important environmental education programs, which serve over 12,000 students annually.”

Burn your socks my friend, the winter is done,
Tis time for boating, crabbing, and fun.

The always-popular oyster shucking contest returns this year, along with electric boat tours of Back Creek and the Wilma Lee. Tickets sell out fast, so get yours in advance today. All tickets are available for purchase online here: General Admission & People’s Choice.  

All proceeds from the event benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s award-winning education programs.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on the area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events.