When: 11th – 14th October 2018
Where: Falmouth, Cornwall
£: The festival is free to attend during the day. Evening events are ticketed
What is it?
Falmouth Oyster Festival 2018 takes place from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October in Cornwall, championing the native Fal Oyster.
The festival brings together a blend of local chefs, oyster fishermen, food and drink enthusiasts, and an eclectic mix of musicians; all in celebration of the start of Falmouth’s unique oyster fishery season.
With fishing methods that have changed little in the last 500 years, only vessels powered by sail or oar can operate to catch the native Fal Oyster.
This year’s events and entertainment will include Cornish food produce, arts and crafts, real ale and wine bars, oyster and seafood bars, sea shanties, working boat racing, a grand oyster parade and the most fiercely contested Oyster Shucking Competition.
There will be cookery demonstrations by chefs and food experts from Cornwall’s hotels and restaurants; hoping to inspire visitors to try their hand at unusual and exciting seafood combinations, and indulge in the tastes of native oysters and local produce.
Experts will also be on hand to divulge their tips on choosing, preparing and cooking a variety of fresh sustainable seafood readily available in Cornwall.