Next Oyster Festival – October 19-20, 2019 at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
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The 2018 U.S. National Oyster Shucking Champion is Brian Clark of Florida. His shucking time was 1 Minute 52.64 seconds and his final time was 1 minute 58.64 seconds, for a new national record. He was only penalized six seconds.  Brian will compete in the Galway, Ireland International Oyster Opening Contest in 2019.

Congratulations to our U.S. National Oyster Shucking Champion, Honor Allen, who captured 5th place in the highly competitive Oyster Opening Contest at Galway, Ireland on Sept 29, 2018 
Debbie Reynolds of Waldorf, Maryland captured the 2018 U.S. Oyster Cook-off Grand Prize. She is shown here preparing ge Grand Prize winning main dish, “Crispy Fried Oysters Louisiana Poutine Style“. All dishes are prepared in timed competition.

Join us for the United States Oyster Festival on the third weekend in October at the St . Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Your support permits the charitable efforts of many St. Mary’s County organizations.

The 2017 Defending U.S. National Shucking Grand Champion, Honor Allen of Panama City, Fla. (center), is flanked by the large field of Men’s Oyster shucking contestants who competed in the first rounds of shucking in 2018. There were two father-son teams, one 2018 Cook-off contestant, the husband of another Cook-off contestant and 5 former U.S. National Oyster Shucking Campions.

Five of the eight female U.S.National Oyster Festival finalists.

St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds – 42455 Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown, MD 20650