02/11/2017 - Frederick's Fantastic Oyster Fry and Craft Show

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Frederick's Fantastic Oyster Fry and Craft Show

February 11, 2017



In 1952, a man by the name of Bramlett Johnson brought a bucket of oysters from the Gulf Coast of Texas to Manitou, Oklahoma. He fried up the muscles and served them to the school board, who soon after began holding an annual oyster fry fundraiser. The southwest gained a pearl. The Oyster Fry of southwest Oklahoma was held in Manitou, Oklahoma for 30 years. After years of tradition, the festival outgrew the town and was picked up by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce.


The Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry has now occupied the small town for over 25 years. Frederick sits just 20 miles north of the Red River, the great divider of Oklahoma and Texas. Each year this river is crossed the day before the event. A member of the Oyster Fry Committee drives down to Port Levaca, TX and loads two broken down deep freezers with 140 gallons of freshly caught oysters. The oysters are packed in ice and immediately brought back to Frederick for breading and frying.


The Oyster Fry serves thousands of people each year. Consumers come by busload from all over the country. The recipe for frying up oysters has not changed since the 1950s. Whether fried or raw, there’s plenty to go around. The Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry has no history of running out of oysters.


A craft show is always held next door to the fry with an assortment of booths from vendors across the country. Please join us for the 2nd Saturday in February for our Fantastic Annual Oyster Fry!


Please see the link below for a sample itinerary and map for Oyster Fry day in Frederick, Oklahoma.

2017 Oyster Fry Itinerary and Map

2017 Oyster Fry Vendor Form



Frederick Chamber of Commerce | 100 South Main, Frederick, Oklahoma 73542

Phone: 580-335-2126 | Fax: 580-335-3767 | frederickcc@pldi.net

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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