Can you shuck?
Join the fastest oyster shuckers in the area, including Wellfleet commercial fishermen and chefs from near and far to take part in the famous Oyster Shucking Contest at the 15th annual Wellfleet OysterFest.
This contest boasts fierce competition, as men and women hunker down and shuck like they never shucked before. Contestants are given 24 oysters to open as quickly as possible resulting in perfect looking oysters on the half shell.
Judges review finish times and final product. Controversial rulings have been known to fire up the crowd of thousands, as devastating time penalties are added for broken shells, massacred oysters, and blood shed from slashed fingers. Adventurous members of the audience dodge flying shells in hopes of bidding on trays of the briny delicacies and eating a piece of oyster history!
The Shucking Competition will take place on the Main Stage behind Town Hall the two days of the Wellfleet OysterFest. Preliminaries are held on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. Time is usually 1:00 – 2:30 pm, but check schedule for updates.
Winner earns a $1,000 cash prize and qualifies to compete in the National U.S. Oyster Shucking Championship Contest in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
To participate Click Here for the link to the Electronic Application Form. Registration Forms along with a $25.00 registration fee are due by Monday, October 12, 2015.
Click here for the Shucking Contest Rules and Procedures.
Click here to download a printable PDF that may be mailed with a check made payable to Wellfleet SPAT, P.O. Box 2156, Wellfleet, MA 02667.
Advance Registration Forms are due to the SPAT Office by Monday, October 12, 2015.
On-site registration will be held at the SPAT booth located in the Admissions Tent at Bank St. on Saturday, October 17 from 9-11 am.
For more information, please contact Michele Insley, SPAT Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 508.349.3499.