/Oyster Shucking Class
Oyster Shucking Class2018-04-24T15:22:32+00:00

Learn how to shuck, then eat, oysters at the Fryeburg Home Garden Flower show 


FRYEBURG, MAINE—Oysters can be eaten smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, pickled, steamed and broiled, but most seafood aficionados agree the best way is raw on the half shell.

At the Home Garden Flower show to be held at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, shuckers will demonstrate the proper way to prepare them, and then offered for consumption on site for $1 piece.

The Home Garden Flower show returns for its 18th year and the 2018 editions features many new attractions including 20 exhibitors selling and demonstrating cannabis-related products, and fly fishing, how-to, seminars.

Delectable oysters will be presented by professional shuckers from 302 Restaurant & Tavern, a popular pub in Fryeburg and will be held in the Craft Beer, Wine & Cheese Pavilion, Saturday, 12-4, and Sunday 12-3.

Along with the new offerings, seasonal favorites will be returning, including the Meet the Chefs cooking series, which this year features international cuisine.

The Wine, Craft Beer, and Cheese Pavilion is back, offering a mix of wines, micro-brews, meads and hard cider featuring Saco River Brewing, Tuckerman Brewing, Gneiss Brewing Company and Sea Dog Brewing.

Gardening has always been a big part of the show, and seminars on various garden-related topics will be taking place all three days. Participating garden centers will have perennials, annuals, shrubs and vegetable seedlings and organics.

The show this year is produced by The Conway Daily Sun, which bought it from Karla Ficker, who founded and built the show into a first-class event over 18 years. Ficker, however, is still very much involved and is assuring a smooth transition of ownership. As always, look for her at the show.

Camping registration forms are available online HERE.

For information on available exhibitor space call 207-935-2845.

To purchase tickets or for more information, go HERE  or call (207) 935-2845.