Where: Hillsborough, Co.Down, Northern Ireland
£: Free (you will need to buy a ticket for some events including the Family Fun Day and the Gala Ball)
What is it?
Each year challengers from across the globe descend on the historic village of Hillsborough, Co.Down in Northern Ireland for the World Oyster Eating Championships. The competition involves consuming as many oysters as is possible in three minutes, and competitors this year will yet again have to contend with County Down man, Colin Shirlow, who holds the World Record with a staggering 233.
The Championships are part of the Hillsborough Oyster Festival which takes place from 6th – 9th September. The festival features stalls, music and family entertainment with the whole village closed to traffic.
More info: hillsboroughoysterfestival.com