Fun Fact: Oh Shucks! Time for the U.S. Oyster Festival

St. Mary’s County is home to the 56th Annual U.S. Oyster Festival October 15-16, 2022.

Home of the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championship and the National Oyster Cook Off, the 56th Annual U.S. Oyster Festival is a wonderful tradition in Southern Maryland.

Fresh, local oysters, artists, music, family fun, and live entertainment abound October 15-16 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland. Tickets are $15 for one day or $20 for a two-day pass. Attendees 10 and under are admitted free and no ticket is required.

Check out the video to learn more about the event and celebrate the opening of oyster season in style!

Learn more and buy tickets.

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