Next full scale Oyster Festival – October 16-17, 2021 at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
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The Rotary Club of Lexington Park has forward funded for a full 2021 Oyster Festival!

Would have loved to have been on site, but here are the next best 2020 option.

2019 National Champion, Honor Allen, wins bragging rights in 2020 with a phenomenal 24 oyster shucking time in informal competition. Honor will represent the United States in Galway, Ireland in 2021, having been unable to attend in 2020.


Our 2020 Sponsors





See Video below

Friends of the Oyster Festival

Shore Thing Shellfish, LLC


The 2019 U.S. National Oyster Shucking Champion is Honor Allen of Florida. His 2019 shucking time was 1 Minute 59.22 seconds and his final time was 2 minute 20.22 seconds.  Honor will compete in the Galway, Ireland International Oyster Opening Contest for the third time in 2020.
Marty Hyson wins Best Main Dish, the People’s Choice Award and the Grand Prize in the 2019 U.S. Oyster Cookoff with his “Crispy Buffalo Maryland Oysters on Blue Cheese Grits”.. For more 2019 cook-off results CLICK HERE. For the recipe CLICK HERE.

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.