Oyster Festivals UK & USA

The Rock Oyster Festival 2016  Whitstable Oyster Festival 2016  Falmouth Oyster Festival 2016    Galway Oyster Festival 2016

Oyster festivals in the UK and Ireland (Use scroll bar on right)
One of the best ways to enjoy oysters is at an oyster festival or event! Celebrate the oyster with a selection of freshly shucked local oysters - prepared and served au naturel or cooked to order! Try local specialty foods and drinks. Plus, live music, chef cookery demonstrations, and other events and activities.

If you'd like your local oyster festival or event shown below, please email us at team@simplyoysters.com

What: The Rock Oyster Festival
When: 7 to 8 July 2017
Where: Riverside, near Dinham House, Near Wadebridge, Cornwall, England
If you like music with your oysters, you'll love The Rock Oyster Festival held at the riverside near Dinham House, which overlooks the Camel Estuary. It's a celebration of food (centred around the oyster), music and art. You can visit for a day, or camp. Music for everyone - soul, country, folk, reggae, rock, and hip-hop.  Local foods and oysters on offer. Children are looked after with circus acts, face painters, and lots more.

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What: Whitstable Oyster Festival
When: 22 to 24 July 2017
Where: Whitstable, England

The Whitstable Oyster Festival recreates a festival from the Norman times. Oysters are bought ashore (by Sea Scouts), blessed, then presented to the Lord Mayor. Watch a vibrant parade through the streets of Whitstable. Other attractions include craft and food stalls, arts, street performers, children's puppet shows, and lots more.

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What: Hillsborough International Oyster Festival
When: 5 to 9 September 2017
Where: Hillsborough, Lisburn, Co Down, Northern Ireland

This year the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival celebrates 25 years. Thousands of people are expected to arrive for the launch and festival at the Hillsborough Castle and at the historic and picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough. The main events include: the World Oyster Eating Championship (where competitors will have the chance to win the coveted champion's title), the Pearl and Oyster Blues Bros Ball (dress to impress!), the Oyster Masters Golf Day, the Super Car Dream Sunday, and the Soapbox Derby. Live music features Flash Harry & Friends Live Concert & BBQ (the music of Queen), and the Hamilton Harty Ulster Youth Orchestra Concert. The Gourmet Pop-up Restaurant will provide guests with a three-course meal with dishes prepared by chefs from the Mourne Seafood Bar, The Hillside, The Parson's Nose, and the Plough. The popular Gourmet Food Market will feature fresh oysters (of course!) and lots of other local foods and wines from local restaurants. Funds raised from the festival are donated to charity, which this year includes: Clubs for Young People and the Hillsborough Village Centre. A wonderful day out!  

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What: Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
When: TBA September 2017
Where: Clarenbridge, South Galway, Ireland
This year the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival celebrates 63 years. Lots of entertainment with music that includes jazz and the blues. There's a competition for Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Woman, and Best Hat. The winner of Best Dressed Woman will win a break at the Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort! The winner of the Best Dressed man will win a voucher from Louis Copeland to the value of Euro600.  Don't miss the Clarenbridge Market Day!

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What: North East Oyster Festival
When: 22 September 2017
Where: On Tour in Newcastle, England

Since 2004, the North East Oyster Festival has raised over £450,000 for local charities, such as the Foundation of Light, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and the Brain and Spine Foundation. This year the North East Oyster Festival celebrates 13 years. As well as first class entertainment, enjoy a three-course Fruits de Mer meal as well as drinks all day.

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What: Galway International Oyster Festival
When: 22 to 24 September 2017
Where: Spanish Arch, Galway City, Ireland

The famous Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival is an event not to be missed! You'll love the variety of events on offer (some require tickets), which features the internationally reknowned World Oyster Opening Championship. Other attractions include the Food Village at The Festival Marquee, the Mardi Gras, the Tribal Oyster Fest Off, cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, and hots spots such as city bars that offer fresh oysters. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy fun Irish hospitality.

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What: Falmouth Oyster Festival
When: 12 to 15 October 2017
Where: Events Square, Falmouth, England

The Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the Cornish Native (European or Flat) Oyster season. Enjoy local foods and drinks, craft and food stalls, live music, cookery demonstrations, and even a boat race in the Inner Harbour.

Take a look at the Falmouth Oyster Festival Report by ITV News (short video). See if you can spot our simplyshuck Oyster Tray 12 at 1:43!

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Milford Oyster Festival 2016  Oyster Cookoff Hangout 2016  Halifax Oyster Festival 2016  Steamhouse Oyster Fest 2016  Shocktop Oyster Fest 2016  Shaws Oyster Fest 2016  

Oyster festivals in the USA (Use scroll bar on right)
One of the best ways to enjoy oysters is at an oyster festival or event!  Celebrate the oyster with a selection of freshly shucked local oysters - prepared and served au naturel or cooked to order!  Try local specialty foods and drinks.  Plus, live music, chef cookery demonstrations, and other events and activities.

If you'd like your local oyster festival or event shown below, please email us at team@simplyoysters.com

Alabama
Oyster Cook-Off - October 2017

California
San Francisco Oyster & Music Festival - May 2017
Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival - June 2017
San Diego Oysterfest - June 2017
Arcata Oyster Festival - June 2017

Carolina
Smoky Mountain Oyster & Seafood Festival - April 2017

Colorado
High West Oysterfest - March 2017
Milford Oyster Festival - August 2017

Florida
Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off - January 2017
Fort Pierce Oyster Festival - April 2017
Halifax Oyster & Music Festival - April 2017
The Florida Seafood Festival - October 2017

Georgia
Steamhouse Oyster Lounge Oysterfest - February 2017
Georgia Conservancy Oyster Roast - March 2017

Illinios
Springfield Oyster & Beer Festival - September 2017
Shock Top Oyster Fest - September 2017
Shaw's Oyster Fest Block Party - October 2017

Louisiana
Louisana Oyster Jubilee - March 2017
New Orleans Oyster Fest - June 2017

Maine
Pemaquid Oyster Festival - September 2017

Maryland
Annapolis Oyster Roast - March 2017
St Mary's County Oyster Festival - October 2017
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Oysterfest - October 2017

Massachusetts
Wellfleet OysterFest - October 2017

New Jersey
Oyster Bowl - February 2017
Red Bank Guiness Oyster Festival - September 2017

New Orleans
New Orleans Oyster Festival - May 2017

New York
Milford Oyster Festival - August 2017
New York Oyster Week - September 2017
Oyster Bay Rotary Oyster Festival - October 2017

San Antonio
Fiesta Oyster Bake - April 2017

Texas
Fulton Oysterfest - March 2017
Fiesta Oyster Bake - April 2017

Virginia
Urbanna Oyster Festival - November 2017

Washington
Oyster Rama - May 2017
West Coast Oyster Fest - October 2017