One week away from Cambridge’s first Ice & Oyster festival

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – We’re one week away from Cambridge’s first annual Ice and Oyster Festival, a festival focused on celebrating winter, wildlife, and all things Eastern Shore. “We wanted to provide an opportunity for folks throughout the Delmarva region, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland to come to Cambridge,” says a spokesperson for the festival, Brent Burkhardt.

Next Friday and Saturday you’ll see dozens of shave ice sculptors that highlight Eastern Shore life such as boats, lighthouses, and the famous Harriet Tubman. We’re told there will be ice games such as tic tac toe, ring toss, and most importantly, oysters.

Four oyster companies are providing oysters on the half shell, Hoopers Island, Madhouse Oysters, Choptank Oysters, and Pirates Cove Oyster company. Local watermen are also coming to roast oysters for festival-goers as well.

Burkhardt says, they’re excited to see the festival come to life and bring Cambridge, Dorchester County, and Delmarva, something new. “I think anytime you can encourage people to get outside and experience a location like downtown Cambridge, that’s a plus,” says  He adds, “We’re also going to have fire pits where you can get smores, we’re going to have craft beer, beverages, and of course, you can enjoy the festival and then spend some time strolling the streets visiting our merchants, and dining in restaurants in downtown Cambridge.”

The festival event begins Friday, January 28 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the last day on Saturday, January 29 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More information about the festival can be found by clicking here.

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