St. Mary’s County Fairgounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Competition – October 21, 2023
This is a Maryland Area Contest.
This contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lexington Park, is open to all citizens of the United States.
All oyster shucking contestants are timed. The speed of shucking 24 oysters is a key component of the contest. Presentation of the shucked oysters, however, is also very important.
Seconds are deducted from the shucking time for improperly shucked oysters or those showing less than perfect presentation. Thus, the winners need to be fast, but also must pay attention to the appearance of the oysters they shuck. After judging is complete each contestant shares his or her oysters with the spectators in the stands.
Per Entry Fee – $100.00
The entry fee of $100.00* should accompany the completed entry form.
If mailed, this form should be addressed to:
US Oyster Festival
P.O. Box 766
California, MD 20619
If hand carried by the candidate, the completed form must be presented to the Chief Clerk by 1:00 pm, on Saturday, the first day of the contests. Chief Clerk’s office opens at 10:00 am.
*If candidate is unable to sponsor himself/herself or find a sponsor, please submit the completed entry form at the earliest possible date so that a sponsor can be found for you.
Lack of a sponsor shall not disqualify a bona fide professional shucker from entering the contest.
Grand Prize – $1,300.00
1st Prize – $300.00
2nd Prize – $200.00
3rd Prize – $150.00