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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Listed under Festivals in West Country, United Kingdom.

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The Falmouth Oyster Festival ushers in the Cornwall oyster season which begins in October, but it's not just oysters that are heralded, this is a celebration of all the delicious fruits de mer this coastline is famous for.  Eating is the way most people can take part in the festivities.  Local chefs lead master classes and industry leaders talk but it's mostly about tasting the wares.  For the kids – who may not yet have developed an appetite for these slimy delicacies – there are shell painting competitions, a shucking competition, performances, a parade, music and food which looks less like, well, you know if you're a kid. 

Falmouth has one of the last oyster fisheries so this is a traditional celebration as well as a foodie fest. 

Falmouth Oyster Festival Website.

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