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Robert J. Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness Returns to Maplewood for 7th Year

Burger Bash 2023 features Local SOMA Restaurants in Popular Community Health Event and Fundraiser

August 9, 2023 – (MAPLEWOOD, NJ) – The 7th annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest, a community health event for Melanoma awareness and fundraiser featuring live outdoor music and food, will be held at The Woodland on September 9, 2023. In partnership with the Township of Maplewood, since 2015 the popular event and fundraiser has raised more than $100,000 to support awareness of Melanoma and provide essential funds for Melanoma research and MAPSO families in need.

New for Oysterfest 2023 is Burger Bash, a burger-tasting competition hosted by local MAPSO restaurants featuring their best burger options for the community. In keeping with the tradition of this event, festivities will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 5-10 pm under tents at The Woodland, located at 60 Woodland Road in the heart of Maplewood Village. Live music from the band Garden State Groove and DJ sounds from Nix in the Mix will be featured. Additional highlights for the adults-only event include an open bar, bagpipers, dining with local eateries and the popular oysters and raw bar.

Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased at or at St. James’s Gate in Maplewood.