Falmouth Oyster Festival is one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals. This year it celebrates its 20th year and is sponsored by St Michael’s Hotel and Spa.
Falmouth’s Events Square will again play host to the annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.
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 tastes of native oysters, wines, ales and local produce. The programme includes live music, Cornish food produce, arts and crafts, real ale and wine bars, oyster and seafood bars, Working Boat race, Grand Oyster Parade, shucking competition, a Grand Oyster Draw and celebrating 20 years, the Big Birthday Bash.
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The Fal Estuary has been home to the Oyster fishermen for hundreds of years and has one of the last remaining traditional oyster fleets that fish sustainably under sail in Europe. Mylor is lucky enough to host the majority of the fleet here.
Watch a short film about Oyster fishing on the Fal>