The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is back again this year in the city of Galway. The festival takes place on the last weekend of September from the 23rd until the 25th at the Spanish Arch Marquee. The Oyster Festival is the world’s longest running festival of its kind and one of the most internationally known events in the Irish social calendar. The festival is a huge attraction for food lovers and also the lovers of a good fun weekend.
The Galway Oyster Festival has established itself over the years as one of the biggest oyster festivals in the world. It has grown in size since its first event way back in 1954.
Unsurprisingly seafood is the main focus of the event. There will be a whole host of different attractions or events taking place over the three days including the World Oyster Opening Championship, seafood trails, foodie talks, tasting events and oyster hotspots. There will be a number of tasting events taking place in some of the local restaurants. Also to indulge your festival going spirit will be a Mardi Gras type of Gala event through the streets of Galway city, live music, and a Best Dressed Lady competition and to top off the festival will see the Gala Ball will be the grand finale. You can sample some food delights at the intimate food village in the festival Marquee.
Over the 3 days the World Oyster Opening Championship will take place. To compete in the competition, you must race against the clock and open 30 oysters and present the cleanly opened shells in an attractive arrangement with whole undamaged oysters. This is where the judges will look for the winner.
For more information on the festival visit www.galwayoysterfestival.com
Enjoy the Galway Oyster Festival
The festival promises to be one for any festival goer with fine seafood and live music and entertainment. Been held in Galway you are always guaranteed an electric and friendly atmosphere. You will also get to take in some of Galway’s heritage and local attractions. What a great opportunity to book a campervan for a 4-day break and travel west for the Galway Oyster Festival? It give syou the opportunity to take in some of the beautiful scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way. With our campervans you can bring the family or a group of friends and experience the fine food in comfort and luxury. You can travel the west coast and take in some breath-taking views while there and return in the evening as the festival atmosphere heats up.
If you are looking for a short break idea, then book a campervan for the last week in September now. Experience the atmosphere and fine food of the Galway Oyster Festival with Celtic Campervans. We would advise to book early to avoid disappointment.