Blue Ridge Oyster Fest
Sat, April 23, 2011 - 1:00pm
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
200 Mosbys Run
Celebrate EARTH DAY in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
Cerberus Productions & Devils Backbone Brewing Company in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation present The Blue Ridge Oyster Festival on Saturday, April 23rd at Devils Backbone Brewing Company! Spend the day in beautiful Nelson County enjoying fresh steamed and raw oysters, local craft beer from Devils Backbone & Starr Hill, select wines from Cardinal Point Winery, and locally-sourced and -produced food provided by The Rock Barn.
To purchase tickets, click here.
What we do on the land has a direct impact on the quality of our streams and rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay, where the oysters at the Blue Ridge Oyster Festival come from. When it rains, chemicals, fertilizer, and other pollutants wash untreated into local storm drains and directly into waterways throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This “runoff pollution” can be harmful not only to aquatic life like oysters, fish, and crabs, but it poses human health risks too.
Oysters play a key role in helping to restore the Chesapeake Bay by filtering water. One single oyster can clean 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.
It’s important to be good stewards of the land in our daily lives. Doing so is easy, and it has an added benefit of saving you money while saving your local streams, rivers, and the Bay downstream. You can learn more at cbf.org.