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2020 National Oyster Cook-Off – U.S. Oyster Festival

Entry Deadline Aug 31, 2020
Prize(s) Grand Prize total - $1,300.00

1st Place - $300.00
2nd Place - $200.00
3rd Place - $150.00
Location St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
General Info This starts off as a recipe contest then becomes a cook-off.

Each contestant may enter up to a total 6 (six) recipes. Please either email your recipe(s) to: or mail it to: US Oyster Festival, P.O. Box 766, California, MD 20619.

There are three (3) contest divisions:
Hors d’oeuvres
Soups and Stews
Main Dishes

Type or print your original recipe on 8½” X 11” paper. On each recipe note the title, the category being entered, the number of people it serves, and all ingredients along with full preparation instructions. (Original Recipe = contestant must be the creator of recipe and able to attend contest in person to prepare the dish for judging; no substitutions allowed). Include name, address, telephone number, and email address. A photo of the completed dish should be included whenever possible.

Finalists will provide all recipe ingredients, mixing and cooking utensils. Fresh shucked oysters will be provided for you.
How to Enter Online Entry
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