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2014 Fulton Oysterfest

Photo by Kevin Stillman

Oysters thrive in the brackish waters of Aransas Bay, and the people of Aransas Bay thrive on oysters.

The bay town of Fulton has been celebrating the oyster harvest each March since 1979 with Fulton Oysterfest (March 6-9, 2014), a fundraiser for the local volunteer fire department. Along with live music, a parade, and fireworks, oysters take center stage in a shucking contest, a decorated oyster contest, and oyster-eating contests. Beware: Last year’s winner ate 187 raw oysters in five minutes.

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