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Shucking Contest

Honor Allen did it again in 2023!


Oyster Cook-Off

 Slam- Dunk 12-Year-Old Winner in 2023 – CLICK HERE

Oyster Tasting


Great Food


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 $15 per day ($ 20 two-day-pass available online) – Kids under 10 are free.
Please contact for details. 
US Oyster Festival, P.O. Box 766, California, MD 20619

Once again, Honor Allen captured the Men’s Championship and National Champion in 2023. His time of 1 minute 57.81 Seconds after penalties set a Festival Record. Isabella MacBeth (right) captured the Women’s 2023 Championship. This is her fourth consecutive win. For U.S. National Shucking Championship Contest 2023 Details: Click Here. 

12-Year-Old John Davis sweeps the 2023 U.S. Oyster U.S. National Oyster Cook-Off Contest with the Best Overall Recipe, First Place in the Oyster Appetizer Category, Best Presentation award, and the People’s Choice award. For 2023 cook-off results, CLICK HERE.


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