Can you shuck? Join the fastest oyster shuckers around, including Wellfleet commercial fishermen and chefs from near and far at the famous Oyster Shuck Off at the 17th annual Wellfleet OysterFest.
This contest boasts fierce competition, as women and men hunker down and shuck like they’ve 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.
The Shuck Off will take place on the Main Stage behind Town Hall during the Wellfleet OysterFest. Preliminaries are held on Saturday and the finals on Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
The winning Shucker 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. The Shuck Off is only open to professional shuckers – shellfishermen, raw bar shuckers, restaurant chefs or others who regularly open oysters.
Click here to register online. Registration fee is $25 and must be paid online. Registration deadline is Friday, October 13, 2017.
2016 ANNUAL OYSTER SHUCK-OFF
Interviews with past winners and current title-holders can be arranged upon request. If you are a member of the media interested in sending a camera to capture this electrifying contest, contact SPAT Executive Director Michele Insley, at email@example.com or phone 508.349.3499.