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Streamed Virtually Online

6pm CST

Giving Back is Delicious

Have you always wanted to learn how to shuck your own oysters? Well now you can! In partnership with Oysters XO and a Louisiana oyster farmer, Shell-A-Bration will provide all you need to learn how to shuck oysters like a pro.

CRCL will host the very first virtual Shell-A-Bration event on Friday, February 5, 2021. It is currently in its third year and has received a lot of attention in the past. Last year more than 300 guests were in attendance and more than 8 New Orleans restaurants donated food. Shell-A-Bration is a community event dedicated towards raising awareness and engagement for the organization’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

  • 36 fresh farmed oysters delivered to your doorstep

  • 2 oyster shucking knives and a shucking towel

  • A virtual shucking class/happy hour

  • Music performance from Sweet Crude

  • Restaurant shuck-off competition

  • Cooking demonstration from NOLA  restaurant

  • One raffle ticket

To ensure oyster delivery, deadline to purchase tickets: February 1, 2021 


The prize for one raffle is to participate in the shuck-off against a New Orleans restaurant during the Shell-A-Bration; the winner will be announced Feb. 3, two days before the event. 

The other raffle is for an opportunity to win one of several prizes, including an oyster-themed work of art created by Olivia Nuss; a gift basket from Tabasco; River Basin Distillery whiskey; a cookbook from Mosquito Supper Club chef Melissa M. Martin; and oysters and champagne for two people at Mosquito Supper Club. 

$5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10

You must purchase a Shell-A-Bration ticket to participate in the raffle. 

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It Takes a City to Protect our Wetlands

About Oyster XO

Since 2012, OystersXO has been famous for catering your beautiful events across the country. You know us as the Oyster Girls & Guys with buckets around their waste roaming among the guests shucking farm fresh oysters. Now, with the launch of OystersXO Academy, we offer virtual classes for corporate and online parties to learn how to shuck oysters in just 5 simple steps all while being fun, educational and supporting local Oyster Farms!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The third annual Shell-A-Bration offers unique sponsorship opportunities. We take great pride in creating a exciting event, and we want you to be a part of it. Our sponsorship prospectus is HERE. Contact Marissa Wendte for more information, marissa.wendte@crcl.org or 225.767.4181.

Treat yourself to the ultimate oyster experience as we celebrate our Oyster Shell Recycling Program! 


Your Shell-A-Bration ticket includes:


Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana


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