SEPTEMBER 25 & SEPTEMBER 26, 2021
Join us for a Halifax Oyster Festival pop-up at Halifax's largest beer garden, Birch & Anchor on the Bedford Basin. We will be offering Nova Scotia and PEI oysters alongside Birch and Anchor's full food and drink menu.
No admittance tickets necessary but it is recommended you make a reservation with Birch & Anchor as seating is limited. Oysters will be available for sale by purchasing tickets onsite at the Oyster Festival tent.
If you have never been to Birch and Anchor, the site is along the Bedford Basin so it can get chilly by the water. Bring a sweater and your wellies! Parking onsite.
Saturday September 25, 1-9pm
Sunday September 26, 1-5pm
*weather permitting. Please check the festival Facebook page for weather related updates.
The oyster fishery is utterly fascinating and deeply personal, with many of the sea farmers being family businesses involving several generations. From sons and daughters to grandparents, these hard-working people are the heart of the east coast oyster legend—and Halifax Oyster Fest. The sea farmers at the festival have spent years growing every single oyster they serve, and they love sharing stories.
The Halifax Oyster Festival is Canada’s largest oyster festival. Taking place on the beautiful Halifax waterfront, it’s a unique gathering of oyster producers and heaven on earth for people who love eating oysters. Whether you’re an oyster fanatic or are just bi-valve curious, you’ll taste a wide variety of oysters and get a rich immersion in oyster culture where local sea farmers and their families shuck for you. Think of it like a beer fest, but for oysters. Cruise around to the different oyster farm booths, meet farmers and their families and taste their products. Shucking demos and contests will be activated on the main stage. Live music each night.
Do you love helping out at awesome local events like Halifax Jazz Festival and Nocturne? Well you need to add Halifax Oyster Festival to your volunteer bucket list! Learn more and sign up here.
NOVA SCOTIA OYSTER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIP
Oyster opening is a spectator sport at the festival. Both amateur and pro shuckers compete to open a plate of oysters quickly and cleanly, with cash and bragging rights for the prize. David Burns (Maisy's Pearl Hamilton) hoisted the trophy in 2019.
POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2022!
FOOD AND DRINK ON SITE
Individual tickets to redeem oysters can be purchase don site along with Birch & Anchor's full food and drink menu.