OysterFest Canceled for 2020

Skookum Rotary Club is canceling this year’s OysterFest event based on potential Covid 19 risks and social distancing guidelines that will most likely be required for the remainder of the year.  We do not believe we can hold an event that may draw over 12,000 people into a single, confined area.

The decision is being made at this time because of the large number of commitments that must be made now to our multiple company partners and our local not-for-profit volunteers.

We know that this is a large loss for our community however, human safety and disease prevention is our most important consideration. 

Our club plans to be back for OysterFest 2021.


OysterFest is scheduled October 3 and 4, 2020 in Shelton, WA at our new location on the north side of the Port of Shelton airport. We look forward to seeing you all there!

The success of OysterFest is largely due to its many vendors and exhibitors, which provide a variety of gastronomical delights (both seafood and non) as well as education and information about stewarding our marine resources and our communities. After all, what would OysterFest be without colorful booths, enticing food and friendly people providing fascinating facts? We know our collective efforts will result in another entertaining and educational event that will bring families back year after year.

If you’re interested in being a OysterFest 2020 Vendor or Exhibitor please begin by reading the following basic requirements.

WE ARE UPDATING THE APPLICATION AND WE WILL HAVE THE FORM LIVE SOON!!!

Is my organization eligible to be a vendor/exhibitor?

OysterFest is a non-political, non-commercial event. For this reason:

  • ALL vendors and exhibitors must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations operating in Mason County, Washington.
  • All vendor proceeds must benefit Mason County-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
  • At OysterFest, our vendors sell food. This is not a craft fair. Click here for more information on the art and photography show at OysterFest.
  • Exhibitors must fit the OysterFest theme of aquaculture, water quality, natural resources, public safety: no political or commercial exhibits are allowed.

We are accepting applications for vendors / exhibitors currently.