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  • Virginia is for Oyster Lovers

    November is Virginia Oyster Month!

    Sea to Table Experiences

    Pleasure House Oyster Farm in Virginia Beach offers various tours to see how Lynnhaven Oysters are harvested, all while enjoying their legendary flavor.

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    Oyster Regions

    Virginia is becoming the oyster capital of the East Coast – with seven different oyster regions and status as the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters in the country.

    Oyster Regions

    Oyster Farms

    Rappahannock River Oysters harvest Virginia-native oysters with a goal of offering the flavors of the Chesapeake Bay region all year round.

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    Oyster Festivals

    Seafood lovers travel to Virginia for oysters of all shapes, sizes and flavors.

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  • Virginia Oysters

    Oyster Trail LogoGrilling Oysters on the Half Shell

    The Virginia Oyster Trail launched November 9th, 2015 with the help of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The trail offers visitors a way to enjoy Virginia's eight different oyster regions, as well as experience the unique culture of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay.

    The "Oyster Capital of the East Coast," Virginia is a leading east coast seafood producer and the third largest in the nation. Our oyster harvest increased by 31 percent during the 2014 season, with more than 658,000 bushels, with a dockside value of more than $33.8 million, the most in nearly a generation. Learn more here.

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    Oyster Lovers

    We already know Virginia is for Lovers, right? Well how about for Oyster Lovers? Virginia is now known as the “Oyster Capital of the East Coast.”

    Eight Regions, Eight Flavors

    Virginia is for Lovers is about love – pure and simple. For people who love great seafood in a beautiful setting, Virginia is gaining ground as a hot destination for oyster lovers.

    The commonwealth – already known around the world as a top wine travel destination, is now becoming the oyster capital of the East Coast – with eight different oyster regions and status as the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters in the country.

    The diverse flavor of Virginia oysters – from the saltiest in the waters of Chincoteague on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to the sweet taste of Rappahannock River oysters and the rebirth of Lynnhaven oysters in Virginia Beach – give visitors a lot to love about oyster travel in Virginia.

    November is Virginia Oyster Month

    Celebrate at a tasty oyster festival, where the succulents are served up most any way you like. Eight flavorful regions stretching the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore means a harvest of delicious bivalve dishes.

    Wine and brine - oysters and wine

    Wine and Brine Month

    November will now officially celebrate the Eastern Shore’s distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings. Find an event to celebrate.

    Visit an Oyster Farm

    See how the oysters are harvested and have a feast. These tours will surprise and delight you!

  • Oyster Farm Tours


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