A dozen shuckers worked non-stop cranking open oysters for the hungry mob at Fulton's 31st annual Oysterfest last weekend. Texas oysters for $8 a dozen, cold beer in souvenir mugs and non-stop live music are the main attractions. There is an oyster shucking competition and a men's and a women's oyster eating contest. (I skipped it this year.)
Fulton is a tiny shrimp, oyster and sport fishing port near Rockport, a little north of Corpus Christi. The annual Oysterfest benefits the Fulton Fire Department. The event is held the first weekend of March, if you want to try to make it next year. The entry fee is three dollars.