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Falmouth Oyster Festival set to return bigger and better than ever
3:00pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in Cornwall
One of Cornwall’s most well known events and one of the best specialist food events in the UK, Falmouth Oyster Festival 2013 is set to be the biggest yet with more stalls, marquee space, chef talent and a brand new set of clothing.
“The Falmouth Oyster Festival has been growing and quite literally bursting at the seams, so much so that we have taken the decision to extend the marquee space, meaning that this year’s festival will have 60 plus stalls which is our highest number ever,” said festival organiser Mike Rangecroft.
“It will be a record year for us and we’re very excited to showcase the very best of local produce, arts, crafts and food.”
The new marquee will be situated on the car park next to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall during the festival, and will be home to an extra 30 food and craft stalls to explore.
The festival is also full of local chef talent and this year will see the launch of ‘Cornwall Master Chef - Support Your Sous’ where 16 upcoming sous chefs will be on stage for the start of the competition, which hopes to find the most promising young talent in hospitality.
Plus local chefs from St Michael’s Hotel, The Cove Restaurant, Greenbank Hotel, Oliver’s, and Rick Stein’s will be on stage, as well as Cornish residents James Strawbridge and Thom Hunt.
As well as a showcase for local food, produce, arts, crafts and chefs, the festival will also showcase the local clothing supplier, Hager Vor Surf, who have been named as this year’s official clothing supplier.
Terry Clotworthy from Hager Vor Surf said: “It’s great to be part of something so special to the county and that really does celebrate all things Cornish.
“We feel it’s a good partnership and are proud to be designing and producing this years clothing, which we’re sure the festival goers will love.”
Now in its 17th year, the festival celebrates all things oyster and marks the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish seafood and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt.
The four-day celebration of the majestic mollusc kicks off on Thursday 10th October with a Grand Opening Bash.
Taking place in Events Square in Falmouth, the Falmouth Oyster Festival, regularly attracts more than 38,000 people and is a key diary date for 2013.
The full programme can be viewed on the festival website falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk’
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