From the Acme Oyster House Oyster Eating
Contest to the P&J Shucking Contest, we
cover them all! Come out to root for your
favorite this year!
The Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Contest will be held May 31 during the New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park. This Major League Eating event hosts 12 professional eaters. Last year, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas took home 1st place, yet again, slurping down 40 dozen oysters. She is the unstoppable force at the Oyster Eating contest every year. Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan took home second place and Michael Abadie came in third. So come out to Woldenberg Park for the 2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival and watch these professional eaters take down some ice-cold oysters.
Oyster Shucker’s transcend the lore of New Orleans food culture! Shucking oysters is truly an art. Each year, P & J Oyster Company celebrates the incredible talents of these Oystermen who share their skills at Famous Oyster Bars throughout the City. In 2014 Jason Hulse of Peche Seafood Grill took home the title after shucking 17 oysters in 2 minutes.
So come out, join in on the fun and cheer on your favorite shucker! The contest will be held Saturday, May 30th at 1pm during the New Orleans Oyster Festival.
Who wouldn’t want to see the biggest oyster from our Louisiana Oyster Farms. Our Louisiana farmers have planted and nurtured their prize oyster for years just to be able to show it off at the Oyster Fest.
The winner is judged for the oyster’s length, width and weight. The contestants oysters , AS WELL AS PAST WINNERS, will be displayed throughout the Festival under the Cultural Tent.