Throughout the festival there are craft stalls, live entertainment and the opportunity to see cookery demonstrations from a variety of chefs. On the Friday there is a “Grand Oyster Parade” featuring local children, who process through the town centre, some carrying images of the sea and seafood. One of the highlights of the festival is the “shucking” competition. Shucking is the process of opening and preparing oysters to eat.
Fal oysters are famous for their quality and are a different species to Pacific oysters, which are the best-known variety and the most commonly eaten.