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2020 U.S. Oyster Festival – Shucking Contest & Cook-Off
October 17, 2020
For 54 years, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park has sponsored the popular National Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County. This year, due to concern for the well-being of Festival goers and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club will host small, controlled localized and virtual events. These events will serve to preserve the U.S. Oyster Cook-off and the U.S. Oyster Shucking Contest. Current planning calls for live streaming or pre-recording these events. This will perhaps involve a wider scope of national cookers and shuckers to create a national ‘virtual’ celebration of the Oyster this October. Find out more on the U.S. Oyster Festival website and Facebook page.
Mark your calendars now!
October 17, at 1 p.m. – ‘Virtual Oyster Cook-off’ – watch Gywn Novak, former U.S. Oyster Cook-off Judge and owner of No Thyme to Cook prepare the leading oyster recipe submitted for the competion.
October 17, at 3 p.m. – ‘Virtual Oyster Shucking’ – watch as shuckers from Maryland, Florida and around the state display their talents live.