Love all things oysters? OysterFest 2019 featuring the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship is right around the corner—we’ll see you there.
WHEN: October 5-6 10am-5pm
WHERE: Port of Shelton
HOW MUCH: Just $7.
RSVP: On Facebook
Join the oyster-obsessed throng of shucking masters, connoisseurs, chefs, and travelers from across the country for a weekend that’s all about these bivalves.
Sponsored by the Shelton Skookum Rotary and made possible by hundreds of volunteers from the community, this annual event is entering its 38th year and is expected to be bigger than ever. Come for the live music, microbrews and wine, and plenty of camping, leave with a full stomach and a new appreciation for one of the Pacific Northwest’s culinary icons.
During the weekend, live music will be happening on five different stages throughout the site—one of which is just for kids. In addition to food vendors, expect informational exhibits, hands-on water quality experts, and other artisans and local crafts.
The centerpiece of the OysterFest is the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships: a marvel to witness and the reason for the festival's inception. Each year, amidst 1000’s of oysters and a slew of cramped hands, a champion shucker is crowned and awarded ultimate bragging rights along with a cash prize. Saturday’s competition is all about speed, and Sunday’s competition favors presentation.
See you in Shelton
This celebration rooted in shellfish delicacies expands beyond the palate to create an interactive, social, competitive, family-friendly weekend for all to enjoy.