First ever Virginia Green Tourism Oyster Roast & Festival at Tredegar

The world or at least a small part of Richmond is my oyster.

The 1st Annual Support Virginia Green Tourism Oyster Roast & Festival features sustainably-harvested Virginia oysters, non-oyster dishes, and Virginia wines and brews – all from VIRGINIA GREEN Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries. You’ll also enjoy bluegrass music by Notch 9 and an amazing silent auction featuring travel packages and deals from Virginia Green Travel partners and 2014 Virginia Oyster Shell Shucking Champion, Clementine Macon-Boyd!

Ticket information is found at A VIP-early entry ticket (3-4pm) is also available which allows attendees to have a private tasting of oysters and reserve wines & brews.

The event benefits the Virginia Green Travel Alliance, a 501-c3 non-profit that supports the state’s Virginia Green Travel partnership and green tourism projects statewide. In addition, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

Sponsors for the 1st Annual Support Virginia Green Tourism Oyster Roast & Festival include: McGuire Woods Consulting, Smithfield Foods; Sysco; Proctor & Gamble; BF Saul Hospitality Group; Lumen; Richmond Region Tourism; Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau; RepSource; Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association; Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Richmond; Alliance Group; RD Fresh Mid-Atlantic; BioRide; and Echelon Events.

Supporting & media partners include: Richmond Times-Dispatch; Keep Virginia Beautiful;; Venture Richmond; RMC Events; Blue Ridge Outdoors; Image360; Natural Organic Process Enterprise; Travel Virginia Experience;Greater Richmond Green Building Council; the James River Association; Central Virginia Waste Management Authority; and James River Advisory Council.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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