Oyster Jam


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and restrictions on gatherings we feel it's best to cancel Oyster Jam for 2020.


We hope to see you in 2021!


Stay tuned for details as we share them.

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About Oyster & Brew Festival

The day will feature oysters from all over the state of Maryland giving you the opportunity to taste the differences between oysters grown in areas of the Bay and its estuaries.  Oysters will be both aquaculture grown and wild caught to highlight how both disciplines can work side by side to offer profitable future harvests for everyone.  Oysters will be offered raw, fried, steamed, in stew, and in signature dishes offered by select local restaurants.

Oyster Jam will also play host to craft breweries that will collectively offer different beers for your tasting pleasure. We'll be updating who will be here as we get closer to the 2020 date. Here's who participated in 2019:

Kelly Distributors- Bud Light & Shock Top
Eastern Shore Brewing

G&G Distributors-
Big Oyster
Tall Tales
Bull & Goat

St. Michaels Winery

READ: Oystering Demos at Nov. 2 Oyster & Brew Festival (2019)


Where Do I go?
Phillips Wharf Campus
6129 Tilghman Island Road
Tilghman, MD 21671

BASIC TICKET PACKAGE  $30 (Oyster & Brew Fest Only)

  • Admission to Oyster Jam
  • Commemorative Pint Glass
  • 10 Oyster Bucks to spend at whichever venues you like

Oysters from the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waters!


Featuring Great Local and Regional Craft Brewers

Brewery Choices coming soon.  Stay Tuned!

Restaurants serving specialty oyster dishes



This event is for persons 21 or older.  We will be checking ID's at the door.

Dear Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Supporter,

I want to share with you how Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is pivoting towards new horizons that strengthen our longevity into the future and make our educational programs much more accessible to diverse audiences.

In Phillips Wharf’s 14-year history – two challenges have remained constant—the rising costs of maintaining a waterfront campus and old buildings, and addressing the inaccessibility of Tilghman Island to many school systems and others unable to afford the cost or the time for the long trip from more urban areas like Easton.

With this in mind, Phillips Wharf’s Board of Directors have made a bold decision to ensure the sustainability of our future and educational programs by liquidating our assets on Tilghman Island—including the real estate and property—and re-focus the expected gains from the sale to re-open a location in Easton that the Board will determine.

Be assured—Phillips Wharf will always bring our students to meaningful interactions with the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem and inhabitants. We know technology and our FishMobile, for example, can bring experiences and education to more students when we can focus our operations more on education, and less on maintaining an underutilized campus with mounting deferred maintenance costs and more.

Phillips Wharf will continue to carry the essence of encouraging, educating, and engaging Chesapeake Bay stewards from a new location soon. In addition, we’ll be sure to share this exciting news when it comes to fruition with you.

In the meantime, thank you for caring about our students and the Chesapeake Bay as a natural resource and source of healthy seafood and productive jobs for the Shore’s residents. We are excited to bring the Chesapeake Bay closer to our students and the public in ways that are more meaningful. This is a bold step forward not only in Phillips Wharf’s survivability, but also in our thrivability.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach me at [email protected] or 410-886-9200.

Warmest regards,


Matthew Albers

Board President, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center