A day out at the Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrating 20 years of the Falmouth Oyster Festival

We ventured to Falmouth to join in one of Cornwall’s biggest and best-loved specialist food festivals.

Fal Oyster

The Falmouth Oyster Festival marks the start of the traditional oyster dredging season in Falmouth. The Bay is one of the last remaining oyster fisheries in Europe where only sailing or human powered vessels are used.

Falmouth Bay

The four-day event showcases the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of seafood in Cornwall.


The event takes place in Falmouth’s Events Square which is transformed into a vibrant hub of activity.

Watch live cooking demonstrations and taste delicious dishes from food vendors.

live cooking demonstrations
just pigs cornwall

Wander around the stalls and find talented jewellery makers, ceramists and bakers.

Nautical ceramics
wooden rabbit and fish
wooden ark
woodland creatures

chorizo scotch eggs
sausage rolls
Almond cake

Sample food from some of the Festival stall holders. Try a slice of Cornish Gouda from the Cornish Gouda Co.

cornish gouda cheese
blue cheese
mature chedder

Taste chilly sea salt from Cornish Sea Salt Co.

chilly sea salt

Indulge in a chocolate brownie from a local artisan baker.

chocolate brownie

Discover fresh vegetables from Riverford Organic Farmers, who offer a vegetable delivery service.

vegetable box

Live music acts perform throughout the Festival in the marquee.

live music at the Falmouth Oyster Festival

Why not grab a coffee from one of the marquee vendors and explore the town to find pop-up eateries hidden down cobbled streets.

pop up oyster bar
pop up cocktail bar

In the town watch the colourful oyster parade.

Children from local schools gather to celebrate the Fal Oyster with papier-mâché puppets.

fisherman puppet
dragon puppet
sea creature puppet
sea dragon puppert

Be a part of next year’s Falmouth Oyster Festival and book your self-catering holiday.