The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is the oldest festival of its kind in the world. This year’s event will take place at the Spanish Arch Marquee from Friday September 22nd to 24th September. The festival is one of the most internationally known Irish events. Taking place in the centre of Galway city it has become a highlight in the west of Ireland’s festival calendar.
Seafood is the main theme of the event, with local restaurants and bars pulling out the stops for the occasion. The opening night begins with the crowning of the Oyster Pearl after which the seafood eating frenzy gets underway in earnest.
The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has been running annually since 1954 and is a festival for all types of festival goers. Not only will you get to taste good food but there will also be a wide range of entertainment to enjoy. During the food festival, there will be a wide variety of exciting events to enjoy such as the World Oyster Opening Championships, a beauty contest, seafood trails, a Mardi Gras Party with Champagne, cooking demonstrations, family activities and live music. There will also be some tasting events in some of Galway’s finest restaurants. On the final night, you will have the Gala Ball to experience through the streets of Galway.
The Seafood trail is a selection of Galway’s finest restaurants which be serving locally sourced seafood and ingredients and each restaurant will have Galway Oysters available for you to taste.
You can get more information on the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival at www.galwayoysterfestival.com.
Galway city is always buzzing with excitement with tourism. The festival not only gives you a great opportunity to enjoy some fine local seafood but you can also take in some of the counties amazing scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way. There is no better way to travel and experience the Wild Atlantic Way than to do so by campervan. Hiring a campervan for the oyster festival weekend will let you and your family enjoy the trip over to Galway and be your accommodation for the entire weekend, saving you on accommodation costs. Our new fleet of 2017 campervan will let you experience the ultimate in camping comfort and luxury. Not only that, we have a 15% hire discount for you to avail of. Simply enter the code CELT1C2O17 upon booking and you will receive your instant discount.
So go on, treat the family to a weekend of fine food, family entertainment and stunning scenery with a campervan trip to the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.