SAVE THESE DATES!

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

2014 Grand Prize Winner Robert Bonner celebrates his Cookoff victory.

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

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The 49th Annual Festival is coming!

OCTOBER 17th and 18th, 2015

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

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

2014 Men's Champion, Mr. Duke Landry of Louisiana, became the 2014 United States National Oyster Shucking Champion in a close contest with Woman's champion, Lisa Bellamy of North Carolian. Duke won the same title 28 years ago. 

National Oyster Cookoff 2014 Grand Prize and Best Presentation winner, Robert Bonner, of Prince Frederick Maryland proudly displays his winning Hors D'Oeuveres entry, Oysters in a Blanket. 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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World Oyster Opening Champion: 2006, 2012European Oyster Opening Champion: 2005, 2009Irish Oyster Opening Champion: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
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DB McMillan's - Meet the Irish Champion at DB McMilan's

October 14, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm
     Join us on Tuesday October 14th at DB McMilan's in the Wildwood Shopping Center for a chance to meet Michael Moran - visiting from Galway, Ireland. Michael is the 3-time World Champion Shucker, 5-time European Champion Shucker, and 7-time Irish Champion Shucker. The event runs from 4-8pm and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Oyster Festival. Come on out and eat some Champion-shucked oysters!See More
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