OysterFest’s championship is a preliminary event to the US Oyster shuck-off at St. Mary’s Oyster Festival in Maryland. Cash prizes are awarded each day. Saturday’s Speed Shucking awards 1st-3rd place at $500, $250 and $100 respectively. Sunday’s Half Shell competition awards 1st-3rd at $750, $500, and $250 plus a $250 prize for best presentation.
Shuckers may vie for one or both competitions.