General Information

57th Annual Oyster Festival – October 21-22, 2023 at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds

Gates open at 10 AM Saturday Oct 21 and close at 6pm. Gates open at 11 AM on Oct 22 and close at 6 PM.

Entry at the gate is $ ($20 for two day pass available online) – Kids under 10 are free

Please contact for details. 
US Oyster Festival, P.O. Box 766, California, MD 20619

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Maryland Roadtrips Article – May 2023


Jay Gallett (right) captured the Men’s Championship and U.S, National Champion in 2022. Isabella MacBeth (left) captured the Woman’s 2022 Championship. This is her third consecutive win.
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Ronna Farley of Rockville, MD. wins Best Hors D’Oeuvres and the Grand Prize in the 2022 U.S. Oyster Cookoff with her “Cononut Oyster and Zesty  Marmalade Crostini”. For more 2022 cook-off results CLICK HERE.


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