Day 170: St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival, October 15-16

As far as I’m concerned, oysters are the saltwater loogie of the local waterways.  Despite my distaste for them, many people feel otherwise and they’re a big part of the local fisherman’s economy; so much so that there’s an entire festival dedicated to the shapeless little beasts.

If you’re a bigger fan of water-loogies than I am, you may want to check out the St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival on October 15th-16th in Leonardtown, MD.  I’ve never been to the event, but apparently it’s the home of the National Oyster Shucking Championship and the National Oyster Cook-off. The event runs from Sat: 10 AM – 6 PM.  to Sun: 11 AM – 6 PM.  Admission is $5 for anyone over 12, and parking is free.  There’s also lots of entertainment scheduled, possibly including the Sam Grow Band on Saturday afternoon?

I still think they’re water loogies, though.

St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival – October 15 – 16, 2011

St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD.  Sat: 10 AM – 6 PM.  Sun: 11 AM – 6 PM.  For more information, call 301-863-5015 and visit www.usoysterfest.com.

(photo courtesy of pelican via Flickr cc)

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