Montreal Oyster Festival

Montreal Oyster Festival

September 1, 2017

Daniel Notkin, the host at the Halifax Oyster Festival Shucking Championships puts on his own oyster festival in Montreal. If you are in Montreal September 10th, check out the Montreal oyster scene. Tickets are on sale now at From the website: Some of Montreal’s coolest and most acclaimed chefs and restaurants will be at the festival serving up dishes that define their ethos. As always, the season’s finest oysters will be handpicked by the Old Port Fishing Company and […]

The Back Bay Oyster Board available at the festival

August 30, 2017

We are really excited to have The Back Bay Oyster Board available at the festival this year. Here’s the story from Carmen and Peter: We are a family business whom got inspired in a shucking board Liam’s grandfather had. Having loved this board, his grandfather passed it to his son (Liam’s father), who made just few replicas in Nova Scotia for his sons. Now, Liam saw a great potential in this shucking board, as it seemed no one had something similar. […]

Earl & Pearl

August 29, 2017

Pearl, got herself a catch. Meet Earl the latest in our oyster festival family. Illustrations by one of our favourite Halifax artist and architect-in-training, the amaZZING Aziza Asat.

Cabot Oysters, Nova Scotia

August 16, 2017

Steve and Briana from Cabot Oysters, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County. Photos by Alexa Cude Photography. [supsystic-gallery id=1]


August 10, 2016

Hello my beautiful pearls! We had a fantastic response to our #NationalOysterDay contest last week and I wanted to share some of the #OysterLove that came in! Just so you know, the contest for a room at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott and tickets to the evening all-you-can-slurp session is STILL OPEN! To enter: just like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and last but not least, send an email to letting us know why you LOVE those bivalves! Now onto the […]

It’s National Oyster Day!

August 5, 2016

August 5th is National Oyster Day (we were certain that was October 1st but no biggie) and we have a contest in store for you to rock your oyster-loving world! Email us at and tell us why you love oysters to win: 2 free tickets to the evening session of Halifax Oyster Festival (October 1st, 2016) 1 nights stay at the beautiful Halifax Marriott Harbourfront (including breakfast) … and more SLURP-rises to come from our partners! Be sure to follow @HFXOysterFest […]

Oysters, food, and more! Oh my!

August 5, 2016

This year’s Halifax Oyster Festival will play host to 16 sea farmers from all over the Maritimes and even one from British Columbia! You will be able slurp your way from coast to coast! East Coast oysters tend to have a higher salinity, brininess, and more mineral notes than their Western counterparts. While West Coast tend to have more notes of seaweed, fresh cut grass, cucumber, watermelon and overall, more sweetness. We are so excited to taste the difference with you! We […]

Oyster Fest: bivalve event of the year

July 29, 2016

On Saturday October 1st, 2016, come celebrate Nova Scotia oysters, local wine, spirits, and craft beer on the beautiful Halifax Waterfront during this one-day festival. October is prime time for Nova Scotia’s rich oyster harvest. The quality of the Nova Scotia oyster is ranked among the best in the world but at home we often forget to herald it’s popularity and heritage. There are 2 sessions, each 3 hours long. Ticket purchase includes all-you-can-eat oysters and a sample of Benjamin […]