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US Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County, Maryland
October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 6:00 pm
Celebrate the opening of oyster season on the Chesapeake Bay at one of the oldest and most popular oyster festivals in the United States, the annual U.S. Oyster Festival. Always the third weekend in October, the Oyster Festival is famous for its amazing seafood, including plentiful wild harvest and farm raised oysters prepared in various ways. Enjoy live music, local foods, arts, crafts, craft beer tasting, and fun for the whole family.
The event also includes the National Oyster Cook-Off, where individuals and chefs compete to prepare the best tasting recipes in various categories ranging from Hors d’oeuvres, soups, stews and main dishes.
The highlight of the annual festival is the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships which attracts competitors from around the USA to compete for the title of the U. S Oyster Shucking Champion. The U.S. winner goes on to compete for the World Shucking Championship in Galway, Ireland.
Gates are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; Free for children 12 and under. What’s better, all parking is free!
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