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The 48th Annual Festival is coming!

OCTOBER 18th and 19th, 2014

Sat. 10am-6pm Sun 11am-6pm

Admission:
$5 each; kids under 12 are FREE; food is pay as you eat.

Contact the Administrator:
smcoysterfestival@gmail.com
301-863-5015

 

 

 

2013 U.S. National Oyster Shucking Contest

William "Chopper" Young finishes first in the final men's heat of the 2013 U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championship Contest. He went on to capture the 2013 Champion title and will represent the United States in International Competition in Galway, Ireland.

National Oyster Cook Off

2013 Grand Prize Winner Debbie Reynolds celebrates her Cookoff victory.

2011 Grand Prize winner, 2011 Presentation Winner and 2011 People's Choice Winner Lopc Jaffres of Leonardtown, Maryland ( A Clean Sweep!)

 

The 48th Annual Festival is coming!

OCTOBER 18th and 19th, 2014

Sat. 10am-6pm Sun 11am-6pm

Admission:
$5 each; kids under 12 are FREE; food is pay as you eat.

William "Chopper" Young celebrates his 2013 U.S, National Oyster Shucking Champion victory with woman's champion, Kathy Milliken, and 2013 King Oyster Larry Branthoover.

Mr. William "Chopper" Young of Massachusetts became the 2013 United States National Oyster Shucking Champion in a close contest with defending Woman's champion , Kathy Milliken, of North Carolina. "Chopper" won the same title in 2006 and went on to become the 2007 Winner of the International Oyster Opening Contest in Galway, Ireland. He won the U.S. National Title again in 2007 and finished second in Galway in 2008.

National Oyster Cookoff 2013 grand prize winner Debbie Reynolds proudly displays her winning Main Dish entry, Oysters and Chipotle Grits. All dishes are prepared in timed competition.

Animated Oyster Festival Presentation

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St. MARY'S COUNTY OYSTER FESTIVAL

It’s that time of year once again. When, for oyster lovers, the St. Mary’s County fairgrounds near Leonardtown transform to nirvana. Oysters served up raw, scalded, grilled on the barbie, on bread, on the half shell, stewed, nude, cooked in savory sauces, in salads, even in desserts, just about every way imaginable and then some. They’re here for the eating and enjoying at the 44th Annual St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival. This year's festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st, 2012 at the Fairgrounds on Route 5 just south of Leonardtown.


The gates are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, no charge for children 12 and under and there is plenty of free parking. The festival events continue, rain or shine, since adequate buildings and tents are provided on the grounds. Proceeds from the Oyster Festival go to local charities.

For more information on the festival and a full schedule of events contact the Oyster Festival office at 301-863-5015, or write to P.O. Box 766, California, MD 20619.

 Amateur Oyster Shuckers "give it a go" before the final heats on Sunday.

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Cook Off Looking Good

Posted by Rotary Club of Lexington Park on August 14, 2011 at 8:46pm 0 Comments

We have contestants from over 10 states!
 
 
 

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A Dozen Edulis

Irish Oysters are slightly different than Chesapeake Oysters!
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ALL AGES

The St. Mary's Oyster Festival is family friendly. There are many activities just for the kids.
Jul 6
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ALL HAIL TO THE NEW KING!

In an orderly annual turnover, Constantine "Jack" Pappas was crowned as the new King Oyster on June 20, 2014. King Jack ascends to the Oyster Throne having completed his succesful year as the President of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park.
Jun 22
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ALL HAIL TO THE NEW KING!

In an orderly annual turnover, Constantine "Jack" Pappas was crowned as the new King Oyster on June 20, 2014. King Jack ascends to the Oyster Throne having completed his succesful year as the President of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park.
Jun 22