With more than 36,000 visitors in 2010, last year proved the most successful to date in Oysterfest history, and hopes are high for this year’s event to be even better. Carnival rides, games, food, live music, unique vendor booths, and an oyster bar and beer garden are just a few of the draws to this unforgettable weekend.
Also featured will be the Oysterfest Parade, an oyster decorating contest, men’s and women’s oyster eating contest and cash prizes in the oyster shucking contest.
Entry fees will be a $1 gate entry fee on Thursday and $3 Friday-Sunday (ages 12 and over). Free bus and trolley pickup to the festival grounds will be available Friday-Sunday.
Cash prizes for the Oyster Shucking Contest will be: first place – $700, second place – $200, third place – $100. For the past 31 years, the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department has used proceeds from the festival to purchase life-saving and fire-fighting equipment. Oysterfest proceeds are the major source of funding for the fire protection equipment in the community. Money raised this year will be saved toward a new fire station.