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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 seven 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.
Celebrate at a tasty oyster festival, where the succulents are served up most any way you like. Seven flavorful regions stretching the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore means a harvest of delicious bivalve dishes.
November will now officially celebrate the Eastern Shore’s distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings. Find an event to celebrate.
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.”
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 seven 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.
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