Newport News, VA (October 20, 2020) – The Virginia Living Museum celebrates the Oyster Roast To-Go, Saturday, November 14. The fundraiser features Oyster Roast classics: soup, chowder, dessert, commemorative event glasses and OYSTERS! In three easy steps the community can participate in this year’s Oyster Roast safely and with a new twist. ORDER now before November 11th. PICK UP your order on November 14th. BRING HOME your Oyster Roast Feast and enjoy! Customers will choose from a 4-5pm or 5-6pm drive-thru pick up time at the Museum’s main parking lot.
Dine with the family! Order a duo package (feeds 2 hungry people) or more if needed. Oyster Package (for 2) includes:
- (1) Pint of raw oysters (with suggested recipes)
- (1) Bag of 12-15 Fresh Local Virginia Oysters in the Shell (bring portable cooler to keep oysters fresh!)
- (1) Half-pint of Crab & Corn Chowder from Waypoint Seafood and Grill
- (1) Half-pint of Tomato Soup from Waypoint Seafood and Grill
- (1) Half-pint of Pimento Cheese from Waypoint Seafood and Grill
- (2) Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes
- (1) Oyster Shucking Knife
- (2) Commemorative Event Pint Glasses
- (2) VLM Museum Admission Tickets (no expiration date)
- Package Value $116.00!
Ticket prices are $80 (Serves 2) by November 3, and $90 beginning Wednesday, November 4th. Order early for the best deal! Limited availability. Tickets can be purchased online at https://thevlm.org/oyster-
This event will be held in the Museum’s main parking lot and will enjoy a “Drive-thru Conga Line” with music by Colonial DJs. Guests will remain in cars and are encouraged to wear their masks during pickup.
Delicacies generously provided by supporting sponsors: Phillips Energy, Inc. and Waypoint Seafood & Grill. Desserts will be provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes of Newport News.
This event was made possible by Presenting Sponsor, Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. and event sponsors Ferguson, Abbitt Realty Co., C.A. Barrs Contractor, Inc, Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C., Empower Information Systems, Katy Jones: Allstate Insurance, Waypoint Seafood & Grill, Phillips Energy, Inc, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sam Rust Seafood, Jeff’s Flowers of Course!, St. George Brewing Company and Pomoco Auto Group.
Proceeds from this fundraising effort will benefit the Museum’s Conservation programming and animal welfare programs. The Oyster Roast TO-GO will be held rain or shine.
The Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast TO-GO is an official Virginia Green event. To support the Museum’s mission, guests can return their oyster shells beginning Sunday, November 15. The shells will be “recycled” by the VCU Rice Rivers Center in Richmond, VA. The shells will age in storage for nearly a year before being placed in seeding tanks. After seeding, baby oysters will attach to the shells. Each shell may contain 10-15 spat, which will result in approximately 300,000 oysters being returned to the Chesapeake Bay. Due to this and other environmentally responsible efforts, the Oyster Roast has been acknowledged as a certified Virginia Green event. Each year, over 34 bushels of oysters (1,800 pounds) are “recycled.”
The Museum closes at 3 pm on Saturday, November 14 in preparation for the event.
The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I64, exit 258A. Daily General Museum Admission is $20 adults and $15 children (ages 3-12). Children ages 2 and under are free. For more information call 757-595-1900 or visit the website at thevlm.org.
The Virginia Living Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 museum and education center whose mission is connecting people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation.