Oyster Roast

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Friday October 18

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6:00 PM  –  10:00 PM

The Oyster Roast is a tradition rooted in Airlie’s history. Beginning in 1905, extravagant oyster roasts were hosted on the property.  Revived in 2000, this annual tradition has become the most important fundraising event for the Airlie Gardens Foundation. Proceeds support Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs, which provide hands-on environmental education for thousands of schoolchildren and garden guests each year.


Azalea & Magnolia Members

If you have not created an online account yet with Airlie Gardens please do so HERE . After registering SIGN IN by clicking the SIGN IN link at the top right of your screen or green bar located at the bottom.  Once signed in you can add tickets to your cart.

  • Magnolia members- 2 FREE Tickets
  • Azalea Members- 4 FREE Tickets
  • You may only reserve/purchase up to 8 tickets.

Use the following discount codes at checkout

  • Magnola Members: OYSTERMAGNOLIA
  • Azalea Members: OYSTERAZALEA

Additional tickets may be purchased online or onsite


Sponsor the Oyster Roast

Presenting Sponsor   $10,000 (one available)

    • “Your Company” presents The Airlie Oyster Roast for all print and advertising
    • Two reserved tables- totaling sixteen tickets to the Oyster Roast
    • 5 x 7 banner at the Oyster Roast
    • Company link on www.airliegardens.org
    • Recognition on the billboard on the corner of Oleander and Airlie- more than 47,000 cars a day pass this billboard!
    • Company logo on all print material
    • Listing on event program

Band Sponsor   $5,000 (one available)

    • Company name in program and in print advertising. “Band sponsored by….”
    • One reserved table-totaling eight tickets to the Oyster Roast
    • 5x7 banner at the Oyster Roast
    • Listing on event program
    • Company link on www.airliegardens.org

Oyster Sponsor   $2,500 (three available)

    • Company recognized in program and from the podium. “Oysters brought to you by ……”
    • One reserved table- totaling eight tickets to the Oyster Roast
    • Listing on Sponsor banner and event program
    • Company name listed on www.airliegardens.org

Table Patron    $1,000 (five available)

    • Company recognized in program or 8 passes to the Gardens
    • One reserved table- totaling eight tickets to the Oyster Roast
    • Listing on Sponsor banner and event program

Airlie Gardens is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is:  To ensure and help preserve Airlie Gardens as an outstanding, historic public garden with cultural and environmental programs developed to serve New Hanover County residents and other visitors. 

If you are interested in learning more about these and other sponsorship opportunities,
contact Janine Powell at (910) 798-7703 /  jpowell@nhcgov.com

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