Every year OysterFest also features a number of exhibits (many of which are hands on!) which showcase the beauty, and the delicacy, of our remarkable Puget Sound ecosystem. Children and adults at OysterFest enjoy many opportunities to learn about the mudflats and tidal zones that serve as the humble oysters habitat, and how they can help to protect and enjoy our local waters. The touch tanks especially are a perennial favorite! As you explore the festival you're also likely to stumble across roving entertainers, discover the opportunity to drive a remote control boat, or enjoy a quiet moment feasting your eyes (as well as your stomach) on the abundance of local photographs, paintings and sculpture.

This year will be our first for the new location – just down the road from the fairgrounds site on the Port of Shelton – so expect lots of exciting changes and additions! 

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is a partnership between families, volunteers and donors working together to improve the living conditions of families in Mason County.

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

HCSEG strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. Our mission is to ensure that wild salmon are once again abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

Mason Conservation District


The Mason Conservation District assists residents of Mason County by providing a link between landowners, industry, and government agencies. We also provide technical and financial assistance to residents willing to implement conservation Best Management Practices. The District is funded through a variety of funding sources. Most District services are available to Mason County residents at no cost, including technical assistance.

Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board

The Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board works to protect the citizens, the natural resources and the agricultural resources of Mason County from the degrading impact of noxious weeds.



Mason County WSU Extension

WSU Mason County Extension helps people put research-based knowledge to work improving their lives and the environment.

OysterFest Dollars at Work ShelterBox

ShelterBox is a Rotary partner organization that provides disaster relief for people in communities that have become homeless due to a disater, natural or political. Included is a tent, sleeping materials, cooking utensils, tools etc to support as many as … Read more →

OysterFest Dollars at Work Skookum Rotary

Skookum Rotary matches resources from OysterFest profits to local community and international needs. We sponsor the Mason County Science & Engineering Fair and Academic Excelance which rewards the top 10% academic acheivers in 8th and 11th grades every year. We provide scholaships to about 20 college bound students, support for the homeless and for food banks and the student in the hope Gardens project to name a few of our activites. We have a partnership with Rotary in Durban Bay South Africa to support humanitarian, literacy, water and sanitation projects.

OysterFest Dollars at Work PolioPlus End Polio Now

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. Poliomyelitis … Read more →

Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association

Founded in 1930, the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA) represents growers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii. PCSGA works on behalf of its members on a broad spectrum of issues, including environmental protection, shellfish safety, regulations, technology, and marketing.

Sanderson Field R/C Flyers

The objectives of this Club is to promote model aircraft building and to support education programs in local schools through scholarships and aeronautical subjects workshops

Sound Learning

Sound Learning is a community-based nonprofit that provides basic education for adults, which includes options for HS Diploma, GED, reading, writing, & math improvement, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). We use trained community volunteers and paid staff for instruction and tutoring. Students learn in small group classes and 1:1 tutoring, use technology, and become independent learners.

Washington Sea Grant

A leader in research, outreach, and education for 50 years,
Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s coasts and waters.

Washington Sea Grant Touch Tanks

Based at the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant provides statewide marine research, outreach, and education services. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.