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Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

52nd Annual U.S. Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County, MD

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Celebrate the opening of oyster season on the Chesapeake Bay and take part in one of the oldest and most popular oyster festivals in the United States, the annual U.S. Oyster Festival featuring the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships and National Oyster Cook-Off. 

Known for its exquisite range of seafood and exhibition of cultural activities surrounding oysters & the waterman's way of life in St. Mary's County, this annual festival also includes live music, local foods, arts, crafts, craft beer tasting, and general family fun.

The National Shucking Championship includes competitors from all over the United States competing for the title of U.S. Oyster Shucking Champion. The U.S. winner then goes on to compete in Galway, Ireland for the World Shucking Championship. Admission at the door.

Visit the US Oyster Festival Feature Page for More!

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