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2017 Promotional video
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 2016 U.S. National Shucking Grand Champion, Honor Allen of Panama City, Fla., holds double plaques as the Men’s winner and the Grand Champion. He stands to the right of Annie Bonifacio, the 2016 Woman’s Champion. The are joined by King Oyster, Bob Merritts, and the men’s and woman’s shucking finalists.
The 2016 U.S. National Oyster Shucking Champion, Honor Allen, won the Grand Championship once again in 2017 with a record final time of 2 minutes 12.16 seconds. Allen, 23, is from Panama City Florida and holds a number of shucking titles leading to his National victory. Honor successfully competed in the Galway, Ireland International Oyster Opening Contest in 2017 and will do so once again in 2018.
Hidemi Walsh of Centerville, Va captured the 2017 U.S. Oyster Cook-off Grand Prize. She proudly displays her Grand Prize winning Hors d’oeuvres dish, “Miso-Mayo Oyster Gratin“. All dishes are prepared in timed competition.
St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds – 42455 Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown, MD 20650