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U.S. Oysterfest

October 16 - October 17

ST. MARY’S OYSTER FESTIVAL (All Food Sold Separately)

Oysters any way you like ’em have always been the trademark of the Festival and this year is no different. Stewed, raw, fried or scalded oysters are available, while other seafood lovers can feast on fried clams, scallops, soft crab sandwiches, crab cakes, shrimp, fried fish, and a tangy seafood chowder. Lots of other festival favorites will also be available. 

2021 Oyster Festival map


2021 OYSTER FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENT SCHEDULE

Gates open at 10 AM Saturday Oct 16 and close at 6pm. Gates open at 11 AM on Oct 17 and close at 6 PM

AROUND THE FAIRGROUNDS

 

Professor Horn – Punch & Judy
Pony Ring
Saturday – 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm

Sunday – Noon, 2 pm and 4 pm

Oktoberfest Music
Pony Ring
Saturday – Noon until 1 pm
Middle Eastern Dancing
Auditorium
Saturday – 2;30 pm until 3:30 pm
Acrobatic Performers
Outdoors
Saturday – 3 pm until 5 pm
Richey Family Music
Pony Ring
Saturday – 2 pm until 3 pm

The great Mills High School A Capella Group, Equivox, will be performing outdoors at the Festivalon Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm

IN THE MUSIC PAVILION

Saturday

Unfinished Business

Tell You Monday

Wiskers

Groove Span

Playing: 10 am until 11 am
Playing: 11:30 am until 1 pm
Playing: 1;30 pm until 3 pm
Playing: 4 pm until 6 pm

Sunday

Bushmill Band

The Bootleggers

One Trick Pony – St. Mary’s

Playing: 11:30 am until 1:00 pm
Playing: 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Playing: 4:00 pm until 6 pm

IN THE COOK-OFF AUDITORIUM

Saturday – 42nd Annual Oyster Cook Off

Hors d’oeuvre preparation

Soups and Stews preparation

Main Dish preparation

Cooking: 10 am until 11 am
Cooking: ~11:15 am until ~12:15 pm
Cooking: ~12:30 pm until ~1:30 pm

Cook-Off Awards at the Shucking Stand at 2 pm

 

AT THE SHUCKING STAND

Saturday

Cook Off Awards

Amateur Shucking Heat

Women’s Early Shucking Heats

Men’s Early Shucking Heats

Awarding: ~2 pm until ~2:30 pm
Shucking: ~3 pm until ~3:45 pm
Shucking: ~ 4 pm until ~5 pm
Shucking: ~5 pm until ~6 pm

Sunday 

55th annual U.S. National Oyster Shucking Contest

Amateur Shucking Heat

Women’s Final Shucking Heat 

Men’s Final Shucking Heat

Championship Shucking Heat

Shucking: 2 pm until ~3 pm
Shucking: ~3 pm until ~3:30 pm
Shucking: ~4 pm until ~4:30 pm
Shucking: ~5 pm until ~5:30 pm

 Gary Rue and the Dance Hall Ghosts

Playing: 3 pm until 5 pm during all Shucking Competitions

A Printable schedule appears below

2021
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
 

In the Pony Ring

Professor Horn & Punch and Judy 

 

Saturday:  3 Shows at 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm
Sunday: 3 Showa at Noon, 2 pm and 4pm
 

Oktoberfest Music Performance

 

 Saturday: noon until 1 pm 
 

Around the Fairgrounds

Great Mills H.S. Equivox A Capella

Saturday 11 am until 1 pm

Acrobatics Performers

 

Saturday: 3 pm until 5 pm
 

In the Music Pavillion

Saturday
Unfinished Business: 11 am – 11 am
Tell You Monday: 11:30 1m – 1  pm
Wiskers:  1:30 pm – 3 pm
Groove Span: 4 pm – 6 pm

Sunday
Bushmill Band 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
BootLeggers 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
One Trick Pony 4 pm – 6 pm

In the Cook-Off Auditorium

 

Saturday 10 am until 1:30 pm
 

The 42nd Annual National Oyster Cooking Contest

Large Screen Video Coverage of Cooking Activity

10 am Hors d’oeuvres preparation
~11:15 am Soups and Stews preparation
~12:30 pm Main Dishes preparation

In the Auditorium

Middle Eastern Dancing

Saturday 3 pm until 5 pm

 At the Shucking Stand

Saturday

 

~2 pm:  Cook-Off winners will be announced from the shucking stand
Saturday & Sunday 3 pm until ~6 pm
 

Oyster Shucking Contests

 

Amateur:
Saturday: ~3 pm until ~3.45 pm
Sunday: ~2pm until ~3.pm 
Women’s:
Saturday: ~4 pm until 5 pm
Sunday: ~3 pm until ~4pm
Mens:
Saturday: ~5 pm until ~6 pm
Sunday: ~4 pm until ~5 pm 
National Championship – Sunday ~5 pm
 

Gary Rue and the Dance Hall Ghosts

Organization

2021 Oyster and Seafood Specialties

Dishes Offered

Boy Scouts of

America – Troop #793

(#4 On Map)

 (All profits go to charity)

 

Details

Start:
October 16
End:
October 17
https://usoysterfest.com/

Venue

St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds Road Maryland 2065- + Google Map

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