Chesapeake Oyster & Wine Festival -
A Shucking Good Time... with Wine!
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Chesapeake Oyster & Wine Festival - is a weekend event (each day is Separately Ticketed) at The National Harbor Carousel Waterfront Lot - right off the waterfront Pier! Be sure to review the questions and answers below for the most up-to-date information on this year’s event!
National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT;
Date & Time
Weekend of September 22nd & 23rd, 2018 - Tickets are Sold for EACH DAY, General Admission Noon-6 pm Each Day, VIP 11 AM (1 Hour Early-Access)-6 pm Each Day
YOU MUST BE 21+ YEARS OLD WITH VALID ID TO ATTEND – NO EXCEPTIONS. Your tickets will NOT be mailed to you, you should bring a printed or mobile copy. Same day ticket sales will be available at the event entrance. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE Unlimited wine, beer, and spirit samples– Food including oysters is an Additional Charge – PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!
Transportation and Parking Access
See National Harbor's Direction's Page - Parking Garages are readily available in the nearby Lots - but we always suggest Lyft or Uber or other Ride-Sharing services. Water Taxi is available, but check their schedule Here;
A wide selection of fresh local and regional Oysters can be purchased for an additional charge ($1.50 to $2 per shucked oyster). A wide selection of both seafood, including Lobster Rolls and Maryland Crab cakes, and non-seafood will be available to purchase. VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN OPTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED BY SELECT VENDORS.
Wine And Other Beverages
Included with All Tickets (except Designated Driver) is a tasting glass, Unlimited wine and craft beers and ciders - PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY;
Bloody Mary Pavilion
FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE a wonderful selection of Bloody Mary’s made to order will be available with endless possibilities from our garnish bar– PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY.
Includes early access to the Festival (1 hour longer tastings), Private Bathrooms, Private Tent, Limited Seating, Reserve Wine Tasting of Premium Wines and Access to all other Festival tents and amenities;
– No ATM's (but there are some available nearby within walking distance at National Harbor) - Bring cash, but even better - bring your credit card - if you're hungry or thirsty for more drinks/food!
NO ONE UNDER 21 YEARS OLD WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THIS EVENT - THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
ONLY PURCHASED CREDIT CARD DAY OF EVENT - With a Designated Driver ticket, you will be wrist-banded differently and will not be able to taste or purchase any alcoholic beverages.
NO PETS. Service dogs are welcome but must register in advance and onsite upon arrival with all proper documentation.
NO PETS, NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDING, NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL,
NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, NO EXCEPTIONS!