Shuckapalooza ~ SOLD OUT

By Virginia's River Realm (other events)

Friday, April 12 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Shuckapalooza is now SOLD OUT. Join us next year for this incredible event. Stay tuned at Virginia's River Realm

If you are lucky enough to be attending and looking for more information about the event, please visit the Shuckapalooza Website. Click on 'Plan Your Trip' at the top, this has all the 'know-before-you-go' information.

Virginia’s River Realm is an oyster lovers paradise.

At Shuckapalooza, get your oyster on at the epicenter of the bivalve’s resurgence. Whether it is ecology, history, or pairings with wine and craft beer; Shuckapalooza is your back stage pass. Join in these seven exclusive bucket-list-worthy experiences, rarely offered to the public. Whether it is touring an oyster nursery, seeing some of the latest technology used to open oysters, or  letting your palate do the work to distinguish coastal flavors, this is the perfect way to become an oyster aficionado. Proceeds support Friends of the Rappahannock.

This is a self-guided tour to 7 oyster experience sites.  You will start at the headquarters for check-in and begin your tour to these locations.

  • Oysters 101 & Headquarters Check-In, Christ Church School (Student taught Ecology and Tasting)
  • Babies and Beer at Rappahannock Oyster Company (Oyster Nursery Tour and Tasting)
  • Tools of the Trade, Urbanna Seafood and Raw Bar (Shucking House Tour and Tasting)
  • The Shucking Sanctuary, Tides Inn (Boat Ride and Tasting)
  • East vs West Shuckdown, Dog and Oyster Vineyard (Wine and Oyster Pairings)
  • Beach Roast, Willaby’s (Oyster Roast and Tasting)
  • Shuck No More, HPP of Virginia (Shucking Machine and Tasting)

Early Bird Tickets (Dec. 1 - 29, 2018): $95 - SOLD OUT

Standard Tickets (Jan. 1 - Mar. 8, 2019) $125 - SOLD OUT EARLY

Last Minute (Released Early - Feb. 4 - Apr.8, 2019 or until sold out) - SOLD OUT EARLY

Rain Date: April 26, 2019


Please contact Virginia's River Realm to request a refund. Refunds will only be processed if rain date (April 26, 2019) is cancelled. No other refunds will be issued.


Must be 21 years or older to sample beer and wine. 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1357 1 North Main Street