Join The Bearded Oysters

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What is included with membership?


Bearded 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. All costume pieces are designed to be unisex and one size fits all. This package contains some key costume elements and accessories to get you started: LED Isis Wings and Backpack are included. Parade fees for the first year of your membership are included. After first year, parade fees will apply. If you want to see the current parade fees. you can view the Returning Members page.  

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.

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.