Competition and Registration

St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival  

U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championship Contest

Additional Information about the Contest appears below

How the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championship Contest Works

This contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lexington Park, is open to all citizens of the United States. The entry fee of $100.00* should accompany this completed entry form.  If mailed, this form should be addressed to the US Oyster Festival and posted early enough to assure reaching P.O. Box 766 California, MD 20619 no later than Friday noon immediately preceding the contest dates ( the third weekend of October).  If hand carried by the candidate, the completed form must be presented to the Chief Clerk by 1:00 pm, on Saturday, the first day of the contests.  Chief Clerk’s office opens at 10:00 am. *If candidate is unable to sponsor himself/herself or find a sponsor, please submit the completed entry form at the earliest possible date so that a sponsor can be found for you. Lack of a sponsor shall not disqualify a bona fide professional shucker from entering the contest.