Community Oyster Roast and The Phun Doctors Band

Parent Chair Grover Branson announces the 13th annual Community Oyster Roast will be held on the Rowe Campus of Chesapeake Academy, on October 18th from 5 pm to 9 pm. This annual event was voted Best of 3 Charity Events in 2014 by Virginia Living Magazine.

The Fall Festival Community Oyster Roast is based on the popular roll-up-your-sleeves southern tradition, which features sacks of fresh, local oysters in the shell roasted over outdoor grills until juice starts to bubble out of the shells, then delivered to the tables where they need a nudge from an oyster knife to release the top shell and seductive aromas. Attendees are urged to bring a favorite oyster knife.

The menu includes all of the roasted local oysters you can eat, Fried Oysters, Clam Chowder, French Fried Sweet Potatoes, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers with all the fixings and dessert.  Beer, Wine and soft drinks are included.  You must be 21 to attend.  Tickets purchased are $45 per person.  Last year’s event was sold out so purchase your tickets early.

Ticket holders will also enjoy dancing from 5-9 pm to the music of the popular band, the Phun Doctors, a premier classic rock and oldies band from Chesapeake, VA.  Sponsorships are still available which will offer great regional advertising and recognition. Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win 1st prize – a $750 gift certificate to Tri-Star Supermarket, 2nd prize – an iPad mini and 3rd prize – a $100 BP gas card.

Proceeds benefit Chesapeake Academy’s Financial Assistance program offering students enrollment who would not otherwise be able to attend, enhances the academic programs including the integration of current technology into the curriculum and offers students enhanced educational opportunities both on and off campus.

To purchase event or raffle tickets and find our more about sponsorship information, contact Catherine Emry at Chesapeake Academy at 804-438-5575. Event tickets can be purchased online at