Celebrate the tideflats! Every year we welcome the public to our beach to learn about oysters, oyster farming, and life in the Hood Canal, aquatic and other. We call this beach ho-down the Hama Hama Oyster Rama. It's not the biggest party in the world, but it might be the biggest subtidal one!

The Rama features tours with intertidal ecologists and oyster growers, u-pick oysters and clams, an oyster-sports competition we call the Shuckathalon, a beer and wine garden, kid's activities, live music, and various delicious food options. Every year, the Rama benefits local Hood Canal charities.

New in 2016: a raw oyster and wine tasting led by chef Renee Erickson and oyster aficionado and author Rowan Jacobsen, beer from Propolis Brewery, a choice of tee shirt colors (!), and lots of awesome prizes from the likes of Poler Stuff, See See Motorcycle Company, and more.

Tickets are needed for everybody 16 and up (this means folks 15 and under get in free). Tickets get you into the event and entered into a door prize drawing. Food, drink, oysters and clams are available for purchase using $5 tokens. You can buy tokens ahead of time (highly recommended) or at the event for cash or credit.

Tickets and more info below!

2016 Schedule & Details

10 AM: Gates open for tideflat access
11:00 Event officially starts
11:30 - 12:30: Oyster Tasting (tickets required)
12:05 Low Tide!
1:00 - 2:00: Shuckathalon (tickets required)
2:00 - 2:30: Oyster Trivia (free! sign up at event)
4:00: Awards Ceremony

All Day (11-4):
Live music from local bands and musicians, including Joy in Mudville.

Kid's activities! Arts and crafts all day, music from Harmonica Pocket from 1 to 1:30.

Delicious food, door prizes, art vendors.

The tide will turn at 12, so come early for tideflat tours & u-pick.

Partners, Vendors, & Friends:
Washington Sea Grant
Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Salish Seafoods
Taylor Shellfish Farms
Chelsea Farms
Paella Works!
Olympia Oyster Bar
Olympic Mountain Ice Cream
South Sound Mariculture
Propolis Brewing
Finnriver Cidery
Smokin Mo's Kitchen
Explore Hood Canal
Timber City Ginger
Olympic Culinary Loop
William Fevre Champagne
Capital Oysters
National Oyster Company
Chatham Oyster Co
Rowan Jacobsen
Renee Erickson / Eat Sea Creatures
Poler Stuff
See See Motorcycle Company
Shelton High School ROTC
Mason 17 Fire Auxiliary

Rama Rules

Tokens and tickets are nonrefundable.

Sorry, no dogs!

No outside food or drink allowed.

Buy tokens now (when you buy your ticket) or at the event.

Everybody who goes out on the beach must sign a safety waiver acknowledging they take responsibility for avoiding unmarked hazards.

Not a rule, but a recommendation: Wear knee-high rubber boots and bring your own harvest equipment (bucket, gloves, etc) if you have it, and an oxymoronic, empty, ice-filled cooler.


Tickets will sell out, although we reserve a few for same-day sales.

This is private property so you don't need a state harvest license. We'll give you a tag to prove you bought your oysters.

All of the profit from the Rama goes to charity. Charities supported in 2016 include: The Hood Canal Education Fund, Marine Education Science Society, Fire District 17 Auxiliary, and more!

We'll send an info email out a week or so before the event to all ticketholders.

More questions? Just ask!

Oyster Rama

2016 Tickets All Sold Out!

Map and Directions

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