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2020 U.S. Oyster Festival – Shucking Contest & Cook-Off
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.