2022 National Oyster Cook-Off – U.S. Oyster Festival

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2022
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

Cook-Off – October 15, 2002

Starts as a recipe contest then develops into a cook-off.

This contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lexington Park, is open to all citizens of the United States.

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

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.

Contestants are limited to 1 hour for the prep and cooking of recipe. Recipes must be prepared double, one setup for the judges and one for the photographers and press (this second portion will be served to the crowd for the People’s Choice votes

There will be 9 finalists to compete 3 contestants per category.
A contestant may compete in only one category.
If more than one recipe by the same person is initially selected as a “finalist”, the contestant must choose
in which category they will compete.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Grand Prize Total – $1,300.00

Division Prizes
1st  – $300.00
2nd  – $200.00
3rd – $150.00

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