Celebrating its 6th year in 2022, the internationally recognized Halifax Oyster Festival presents an all-you-can sample raw bar over the course of three tasting sessions each fall on the Halifax waterfront. The festival highlights the best in Nova Scotia and Maritime oyster culture and farming.

Since 2014, this independently run festival from the team that publishes Halifax’s local news source, The Coast, has consistently proven to be one of the best food festivals in the city.

Hosting 2,500 attendees, Halifax Oyster Festival offers an unique experience to meet and learn from the oyster farmer and their families, learning about the waters and history around local oysters. With 20+ individual farms, as well as Nova Scotian wine, beer, spirit and cider and the Nova Scotia Shucking Championship, the festival works to support local businesses while promoting Nova Scotian food and drink communities.

Festival Partners

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The Halifax Oyster Festival appreciates and acknowledges our partners for their support and shared vision for the festival. We set out to bridge the gap of logo presence and onsite activation and try to work with brands to enhance the overall festival experience. Through activations, branded engagements, product integrations, targeted social media efforts and prominent logo placement, your brand can get involved with foodies who enjoy fine food, friends and living by the ocean. Get in touch with events@thecoast.ca to find out about festival partnerships.



Halifax Oyster Festival is always looking for volunteers to help shuck, schlep and shovel. If you are interested in participating we would love to have you. Please fill out this online form to let us know what you can help with.