2021 Texas Oyster Festival
Event Date: April 17, 2021
Event Time: 12:00 pm
Event Location: Water Street Market Block
While we had hoped to have the inaugural Texas Oyster Festival in 2020, we have decided to push the event to April of 2021. We are still stoked to present this new event on Saturday, April 17, 2021. This brand new day-party combines guitar pluckin’ music, an extensive oyster menu, a bloody mary, beer, wine & bubbles bar and delicious seafood accompaniments. Alongside the party TSM is hosting a community-wide corn hole tournament.
In addition to being a great party, Texas Oyster Festival will also serve as an outreach event for the museum. For many years TSM has worked in collaboration with Harte Research Institute at TAMU-CC and we are partnering with them again to spread the message of Oyster Recycling.
The oyster recycling program “Sink Your Shucks” was founded by the Harte Research Institute in 2009. Oysters are an important ecological and economic resource. They create habitat for fish and shellfish, filter and clean bay waters, protect shorelines from erosion, and are a valued commercial fishery. One of the pillars of the Texas Surf Museum is to encourage proper conservation practices to protect and preserve the beaches, bays, and waterways of our Texas Gulf Coast making the “Sink Your Sucks” program directly in line with our mission.
In addition to all the good food and drink, attendees can get in on Oyster Recycling, try their hand at shucking an oyster, participate in shucking contests and throw sandbags in our cornhole tournament just to keep things sporty!
Texas Oyster Festival will function as a fundraising event for the Texas Surf Museum, designated as a 501(c)(3) organization and all proceeds from the event will be used for TSM’s operational and program needs.