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Membership Options

Can I ask some questions?

Sure thing. Contact our Mother Shucker, Katrina Brees at or text/call 504-905-2830 or see if we answered your question below or on our FAQ page.

What are the differences between membership levels?

$375 Premium Oyster Membership. This is a lifetime membership. You will be invited to all the parades and parties we have throughout the year and for years to come for the lifetime of our krewe. This package contains a lot of costume pieces and accessories including:

    • LED Isis Wings
    • Silver sequins flapper headband with a white ostrich feather and a hand sculpted oyster shell with a real pearl as an accent.
    • Merkin making kit.
    • Oyster and pearl necklace.
    • Backpack.

$300 Shucker Membership. You will be invited to all the parades and parties we have throughout the year and for years to come for the lifetime of our krewe. The Shucker costume includes a white chef’s hat and official Bearded Oysters logo white apron as well as a logo backpack.  Wear white and silver clothes underneath.

$200 One-Day Carnival Pass. This membership level enables you to join us for a single parade. We understand not everyone is able to create a parading lifestyle, but still want you in our krewe. You will be responsible for wearing white and silver to the parade.  During the parade, you will be dancing with LED isis wings that we lend you. If you later decide to become a Bearded Oyster, this $200 can be applied to your lifetime membership fee.

When can I join?

You can join anytime you want. The beauty of being a Bearded Oyster is freedom. You are welcome to join our krewe any day of the year. Once you have joined you will begin receiving invitations and information to all our upcoming parades, craft parties, and events. All of the events are optional.

How do I join?

You can join our krewe above by choosing your membership level and sending your payment via PayPal. If you do not want to use PayPal, contact the Mother Shucker to make other arrangements. The Mother Shucker will begin emailing you with parade, craft party and event invitations once you have joined. You will be able to pick up your costume in person in New Orleans or arrange with the Mother Shucker to have your costume shipped to you.

What is the time commitment?

Its up to you. Whether you have lots of time to craft and parade, or just some precious moments, being a Bearded Oyster offers you the freedom to participate when it is right for you.  We typically have about 5–7 parades per year, as well as parties, events and even television shoots. All are optional.

Can I buy a membership as a gift?

Yes. Many members received their memberships as gifts and have truly enjoyed the unique and special experience of being a Bearded Oyster or Shucker. You are welcome to purchase a Bearded Oysters membership as a gift certificate for a special person in your life.  We can work with you to create a card or small gift box to surprise them with.

What is the refund/returns policy?

We do not provide returns or refunds for memberships. If we have provided you with faulty costume pieces, we will replace them for you at no charge.
If you have any questions please contact the Mother Shucker at or call/text 504-905-2830.