It was a close race to be Numero Uno in the Wellfleet OysterFest 2018 Shuck off! Here's a video of the final tense moments as the results were announced. Congrats to all the shuckers! #1. William "Chopper" Young; #2. Steve Boreen #3. Calen Bricault See you all next year!
It's OysterFest time in Wellfleet! So thrilled to be one of the judges again this year for the thrill-a-minute shucking competition! Hopefully the rain will stop in time for all the additional fun activities, including the fine arts & craft fair, educational lectures and oyster grant walking tours, 5k road race, marine-themed spelling bee, family friendly activities and live music. Make sure you arrive hungry for oysters, more oysters, and also Wellfleet clams, chowder and other goodies such as fish tacos, clam cakes, jerk ribs, conch fritters, lobster rolls, Portuguese kale soup, grilled sausage, plus beer, coffee, muffins, cookies, brownies and other sweets, all offered by local restaurants. See the full schedule HERE: https://wellfleetspat.org/wellfleet-oysterfest-homepage/
I grew up spending part of every summer in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, which included eating many oysters. After stumbling into an oyster shucking competition in Miami Beach in 2006, I’ve become a fan of the sport and have written about local, national, and international competitions for the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, American Way Magazine, and the Huffington Post. I've also written oyster-centric stories for Rustik and Modern Farmer. I’ve never met an oyster I didn’t want to eat.