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

Buy 2023 Oyster Festival Tickets in Advance via Eventbrite

Gates open at 10 AM Saturday, Oct 21, and close at 6 p.m. Gates open at 11 AM on Oct 22 and close at 6 PM.
Entry at the gate is $ ($ 20 day-pass available online) – Kids under 10 are free.
Please contact for details. 
US Oyster Festival, P.O. Box 766, California, MD 20619

Jay Gallett (right) captured the Men’s Championship and National Champion in 2022. Isabella MacBeth (left) captured the Women’s 2022 Championship. This is her third consecutive win. For U.S. National Shucking Championship Contest 2022 Details: Click Here.

Ronna Farley of Rockville, MD. wins Best Hors D’Oeuvres and the Grand Prize in the 2022 U.S. Oyster Cookoff with her “Coconut Oyster and Zesty  Marmalade Crostini”. For more 2022 cook-off results, CLICK HERE.



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