Oyster festival

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An oyster festival is a food festival centered on the oyster. There are a number of oyster festivals worldwide, including the following:

Australia[edit]

  • The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival — Woy Woy, New South Wales
  • Narooma, New South Wales — Narooma, New South Wales. The Narooma Oyster Festival showcases the renowned Sydney Rock Oysters grown in the region as well as other local produce. The multi-award winning event (Regional Tourism Awards) includes entertainment for young and old, oyster tasting, cooking demonstrations, shucking competitions, bars and music. The 2014 event, notably, attracted an influx of tourists from China and abroad, traveling to taste some of the world's finest Sydney Rock Oysters. The festival is organized by a sub committee of the Narooma Chamber of Commerce and dedicated local volunteers.[1]
  • Ceduna, South Australia — Ceduna, South Australia

Canada[edit]

  • The Tyne Valley Oyster Festival, an annual festival in Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island, featuring the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship, the PEI Oyster Grading Championship, Miss Oyster Pearl Pageant, Best Decorated Oyster Box, Best Dressed Oyster Fisher, Oyster Suppers and More...
  • Festival des Huitres in Maisonette, New Brunswick

Croatia[edit]

  • The Oyster Festival (Croatian: Fešta od kamenica), held every March in Ston, located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula in southern part of Croatia, also known for production of high-quality wines and sea salt.[2]

England[edit]

France[edit]

Ireland[edit]

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  • Galway International Oyster Festival, is deemed the oldest international oyster festival in the world and takes place on the last weekend of September each year. Galway, on the west coast of Ireland is the only place in Ireland when you can get native flat Galway Oysters in natural wild oyster beds. The festival was created to celebrate the start of the native oyster season as they are only available when there is an 'r' in the month. The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is held over 3 days with marquee events, live music, seafood trails, oyster hot spots, masquerade gala event and the highly competitive World Oyster Opening Championship.
  • Ballylongford International Oyster Festival in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland.

Northern Ireland[edit]

South Africa[edit]

United States of America[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official festival website - www.naroomaoysterfestival.com
  2. ^ "Kamenice" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Riec sur Belon : Fête de l’huître : la perle riécoise" (in French). Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ http://www.galwayoysterfestival.com
  5. ^ "Knysna Oyster Festival" (in English and Afrikaans). Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Arcata Bay Oyster Festival-:-An Arcata Main Street Event". Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  7. ^ "OysterFest - Oyster Festival in Shelton, Washington every 1st weekend in October.  West  Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State   Seafood  Festival - Oyster Festival in Shelton, Washington.     Shelton, WA - Mason County Fairgrounds". Retrieved 2008-04-19.