2024 Festival Contests

Love oysters? Then we have a competition for you!  Show off your lightning shucking skills, speed eat as many oysters as your stomach can hold, or show off your cooking skills in our cooking competition! If spectating is more your speed, then mosey over to the contest tents to cheer on the competitors. Either way, you are sure to be entertained!

Shuck it!

Interactive Workshops

Oyster Shucking Contests

Date: Saturday, October 19th

Time:
Shucking Professional: 11:30am
Shucking Amateur: 12:00pm

Location: Contest Tent located on 2nd Street

FREE to enter

Show off your shucking skills and your need for speed with our oyster shucking contest. Guidelines for professional shuckers will be followed. Prizes will be awarded to winners!

Please note: Applications can be filled out in advance but participants must register in person at the contest tent.

Pro Sign up Form
Amateur Sign up Form
Contest Score Sheet

Oyster Eating Contest

Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Contest Tent on 2nd Street
Cost: $5 per bucket

You can never have too much of a good thing! The oyster eating contest is proof of that! Compete with other oyster lovers to speed eat as many oysters as you can and earn the title of “Oyster Eating Champion.” If you love oysters or have been accused of swallowing your food whole, this contest is for you!

Please note: Applications can be filled out in advance but participants must register in person at the contest tent.

Contest Sign up Form

Slurp it!

Interactive Workshops
Interactive Workshops

Stir it!

Oyster Stew Cook-Off

Date: Sunday, October 20th
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Contest Tent
Cost: $5 per ticket

Wow the crowds and earn their favor by putting your cooking skills to the test. Impress the judges and you could earn yourself the title of “Oyster Stew Champion.”

Contest Application

2023 Oyster Stew participating restaurants: