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:

  • 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


  • 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



  • 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.[3]




  • 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.

South Africa[edit]


The north coast of Spain is home to numerous festivals whose main theme is the oyster.

United Kingdom[edit]


Northern Ireland[edit]

United States[edit]

  • Amite Oyster Festival annual festival in Amite, Louisiana
  • Arcata Bay Oyster Festival — annually celebrated in June on the plaza in Arcata, California[11]
  • Berks County Celtic Oyster Festival — Mohnton, Pennsylvania
  • "Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum". "OysterFest".celebration in St. Michaels, MD falls the first Saturday in November and offers food, entertainment, vendors, educational opportunities, boat rides, hands-on oyster tonging all on the beautiful Miles River.
  • Chincoteague Oyster Festival — Chincoteague, Virginia
  • Florida Seafood Festival — Apalachicola, Florida
  • Lowcountry Oyster Festival — Charleston, South Carolina
  • Milford Oyster Festival — an annual food and entertainment festival in Milford, Connecticut, since 1975.
  • Norwalk Oyster Festival — an annual food and entertainment festival in Norwalk, Connecticut, since 1978.
  • North Carolina Oyster FestivalOcean Isle, NC
  • Ostraval — Williamstown, MA, The annual April 30 farewell to oysters for the summer.
  • OysterFest — in Shelton, Washington[12]
  • The Oyster Festival — Oyster Bay, New York "TheOysterFestival".
  • The Oyster Whelm — Northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts, since 2017.
  • San Francisco Oyster Fest — San Francisco, California [1]
  • San Diego OysterFest, San Diego CA
  • St. Mary's County Oyster Festival and U.S. National Oyster Shucking Contest — Leonardtown, Maryland "St. Mary's County Maryland Oyster Festival, U.S. National Oyster Shucking Contest and National Oyster Cookoff Contest". Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  • Oysterfest — Fulton, Texas
  • Ocean State Oyster Festival — Providence, Rhode Island
  • Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, NJ held every September
  • Urbanna Oyster Festival — Urbanna, Virginia, since 1957
  • Wellfleet OysterFest — an annual festival in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)
  • Taste of Wrightsville Beach — Wrightsville Beach, NC [2]
  • Bluefield, West Virginia Shriner Patrol Annual Oyster Dinner every October since 1975.
  • Hilton Head Oyster Festival — Hilton Head, SC


  1. ^ Official festival website - www.naroomaoysterfestival.com
  2. ^ patsotoe. "Fiesta de la Ostra de Cardonal". Municipalidad de Pelluhue (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  3. ^ "Kamenice" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2012-04-08.
  4. ^ "Riec sur Belon : Fête de l'huître : la perle riécoise" (in French). Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  5. ^ http://www.galwayoysterfestival.com
  6. ^ "Knysna Oyster Festival" (in English and Afrikaans). Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  7. ^ "Somos la ostra". Ayuntamiento de Castropol. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  8. ^ "Fiesta de la ostra en A Lanzada". Turismo Rias Baixas. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  9. ^ "La fiesta de la ostra". Ayuntamiento de Soutomaior (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  10. ^ "XVIII Festa de l'Ostra de l'Ampolla". Terres de l'Ebre (in Catalan). 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  11. ^ "Arcata Bay Oyster Festival-:-An Arcata Main Street Event". Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  12. ^ "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.