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.

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is a faith-based housing ministry partnering with the community to improve, maintain and build affordable quality housing for those in need.

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County has nearly finished construction of a new home and has completed numerous Home Preservation projects in Mason County – our specialty being access ramps.

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.

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

HCSEG works to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through environmental education, habitat restoration, and research.

HOOD CANAL SALMON ENHANCEMENT GROUP

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group has been working for nearly 30 years with landowners, Tribes, and others to recover salmon, restore habitat, and educate youth on the environment. OysterFest has been a significant asset for us in sharing our work and getting more people involved. A result of the value is our Salmon in the Classroom program, which expanded to the Shelton School District because of a chance interaction at our booth over OysterFest.

Humane Society of Mason County

Our mission is to end the suffering of unwanted and abandoned animals in Mason County, by providing food, low cost spay/neuter services.

Mason Conservation District

“PROMOTING THE SUSTAINABLE USE, CONSERVATION & RESTORATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITY”

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 Conservation District

​​”PROMOTING THE SUSTAINABLE USE, CONSERVATION & RESTORATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITY”

Mason County Noxious Weed Control

Provides technical assistance and education to landowners on how and why specific weeds need to be controlled. Makes equipment available, as well as provides eradication of noxious weeds in priority areas.

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 PUBLIC HEALTH

MASON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTS AND PRESERVES THE ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTES HEALTHY LIFESTYLES THROUGH EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO PROTECT THE PUBLICS HEALTH.

Mason County WSU Extension

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

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics

It is the mission of the Mason General Hospital Foundation to further the mission of Public Hospital District No.1 by enhancing the quality of healthcare enjoyed by patients of Mason County by providing financial support to Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (MGH&FC).

Mason General Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. MGHF’s Tax ID Number is 91-1529293.

Funds donated to Mason General Hospital Foundation, Fantasy Forest, Quality Care Open Golf Tournament, MGH Auxiliary, Treasures Thrift Store, the Karen Hilburn Cancer Fund and the Centennial Guild not only go toward important medical purchases for Public Hospital District No.1, but also to support:

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES OF MGH&FC
DISTRICT’S GROWTH STRATEGY AS WELL AS THE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND INITIATIVES OF MGH&FC
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE/CHARITY CARE, MGH&FC’S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
MEDICALLY RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS.

Thanks to the support of our Platinum Sponsors, CDW and Cerner Corporation, all event sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers, wehad our most successful tournament to date! Our tournament Sold Out and is hosted 180 golfers! In total we hosted more than 250 people at the event and all funds will stay in our local community and serve Mason County!

This year, in honor of MGH&FC’s 50th Anniversary, the Fund-An-Item Campaign is focusing on bringing state-of-the-art 3D Mammography Services for MGH&FC. So far, we have allocated more than $70,000 toward the total funding need of $542,000.

As the top funding priority, MGHF and the “Quality Care Open” helped raise a portion of the funding needed for the Selenia Dimensions 3D Mammography Unit for our local hospital and family of clinics. In fact, the golf tournament raise over $113,000 in cash and in-kind donations! More allocations will be forthcoming as a result of the tournament and other fundraising efforts.

Patient Benefits of the Selenia Dimensions 3D Mammography System for MGH&FC:

Ergonomic design for patient comfort
Up to 40% reduction in false positive recalls, minimizing patient anxiety
Proven 41% increase in detection of invasive breast cancer
FDA approved and superior 2D Mammography

Mason Transit Authority

We provide public transportation as well as event and community center space to our community!

Mason Transit Authority

Mason Transit Authority (MTA) has been providing transportation to the general public and driven to excellence since 1992. We are proud of our track record in providing transportation alternatives to and from work, school, shopping or pleasure and to assisting residents in our community who have no other means of transportation to enjoy a level of mobility to ensure a high quality and productive life.

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.

Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association

PCSGA represents shellfish growers on the Pacific Coast, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. Our grower members pride themselves on the quality and freshness of their shellfish and recognize that clean water and a healthy environment are essential to farming the tidelands. PCSGA hosts two beach cleanups a year in South Puget Sound that is powered by our grower and allied members. Collaboratively, they scour the tidelands for marine debris of any kind and categorize/record their findings. PCSGA attends festivals throughout the year to educate the public about shellfish and their role in improving water quality and providing ecosystem services.

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

Sanderson Field R/C Flyers

The objectives of this Club shall be to promote all phases of radio controlled model aircraft building and to aid the national programs of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

Sanderson Field RC Flyers

The objectives of this Club shall be to promote all phases of radio controlled model aircraft building and to aid the national programs of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the “AMA”.

Shelton Scale Ship Modelers

Are goal is to promote the building of scale model boat. We will answer any question that the public want to ask us and give advice.

Shelton Scale Ship Modelers

To prompt the building of Scale Ships of all types of old and new types of boats. Present club members are willing to help any body wanting to enjoy this hobby.

Skookum Rotary/ ShelterBox

ShelterBox provides shelter based relief in areas all over the world that have experienced extreme natural disasters.

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.

Sound Learning

Our mission is to “educate adults to succeed and contribute to society.” We are committed to bettering lives through education, because helping people help themselves strengthens communities.

Sound Learning

Sound Learning is a non-profit organization located in Shelton, Washington that is dedicated to providing alternative education opportunities in Mason and Thurston Counties to help adults gain self-sufficiency, improve literacy, and develop the essential skills needed to succeed in today’s world.

Funds are used to support all of our educational programs. Proceeds help to train and support the work of the dedicated staff and volunteers who provide tutoring at locations throughout two counties. Last year our volunteers and staff provided these essential education services for over 200 adults

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

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

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.

WSU Extension Mason County

Washington State University Extension Mason County helps people put research-based knowledge to work, improving their lives, communities, and the environment.

WSU Extension Mason County

Washington State University Extension Mason County helps people put research-based knowledge to work, improving their lives, communities, and the environment. This year’s focus will be on shoreline management. Extension educators and Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about maintaining septic systems, how to become a shore steward and shoreline plants and their care and management.