Four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music and craft stalls.
The weekend before last we enjoyed our first family outing with baby jack! At only 2 weeks old he wasn’t particularly taken by the Falmouth Oyster Festival, however we had a fab time! I was particularly excited to be able to eat oysters again – my absolute favourite!
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season of the native Fal Oyster, which runs from October to March, and also the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood.
The festival is located in a temporary marquee at Discovery Quay (Events Square) where you can already find a plethora of fantastic restaurants year round including Rick Steins and other independent seafood eateries.
The quay also houses the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, a centre of nautical excellence that attracts people of all ages with its award-winning exhibitions.
The programme at the festival included 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 and a Grand Oyster Draw. We will definitely be making an annual pilgrimage!
Falmouth is a bustling town with many attractions, lovely shops and restaurants and sandy beaches – a great day out!
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