Cornwall's best loved culinary event celebrates the start of the Falmouth oyster dredging season.
Now in it’s 23rd year, Falmouth Oyster Festival on Weds 9th – Sun 13th Oct, is Cornwall’s best loved culinary food festival. The annual festivities celebrate the start of the Falmouth oyster dredging season, one of the last remaining oyster fisheries to use traditional methods, sail and oar to dredge the native Fal Oyster.
Daily cookery demonstrations are held during the festival by top chefs and food experts from Cornwall’s hotels and restaurants, inspiring visitors to try their hand at unusual and exciting seafood combinations and indulge in the taste of native oysters, wines, ales and local produce. The programme includes live music, Cornish food produce, arts and crafts, real ale, champagne and wine bars, oyster and seafood bars, Working Boat race, Grand Oyster Parade, shucking competition and a Grand Oyster Draw.