Fun Fact: Did You Know St. Mary’s County is Home to the U.S. Oyster Shucking Contest?

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Duke Landry, 2014 & 2015 Oyster Shucking Champion

Question: Did You Know St. Mary’s County is Home to the U.S. Oyster Shucking Contest?

It’s true! The U.S. Oyster Shucking Contest takes place at the
St. Mary’s Oyster Festival every October. The Festival will celebrate 50 years this October. Defending 2014 U.S. National Oyster Shucking Champion, Duke Landry, won his second consecutive Championship in 2015 with a composite score of 2:16.76. He holds a special award from the Carolina Shuckers and the Championship plaque.

st marys seal and mapSource: Visit St. Mary’s website

Do you have a fun fact to share about your county? If so, please send it to Kaley Schultze to be featured in MACo’s weekly Fun Fact on Conduit Street.

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