2021 National Oyster Cook-Off – U.S. Oyster Festival

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2021
2021 National Oyster Cook-Off - U.S. Oyster Festival
Contact Information
Venue / Location

St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

General Information

This starts off as a recipe contest then becomes a cook-off.

Maryland Area (Cook-Off October 16th in Leonardtown)

Each contestant may enter up to a total 6 (six) recipes. Please either email your recipe(s) to: usoysterfestival@gmail.com 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.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Grand Prize Total – $1,300.00

DIVISION PRIZES
1st Place – $300.00
2nd Place – $200.00
3rd Place – $150.00

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