Halifax Oyster Festival


Celebrate Nova Scotia's rich oyster harvest with fresh Nova Scotia oysters, local wines, spirits, ciders and craft beers on the beautiful Halifax Waterfront at the annual Halifax Oyster Festival. The quality of the Nova Scotia oyster is ranked among the best in the world.

Hosting over 2,500 attendees, Halifax Oyster Festival offers an unique experience to meet and learn from 20+ Nova Scotia oyster farmers as well as Nova Scotian wine, beer, spirit and cider.

Events include:

September 14-15, 21-22, & 27
Shane Beehan is leading a field trip to explore Halifax’s oyster and cocktail scene. Visit five different locations with designated driving provided by Taste Halifax.

Friday, September 28
7 - 10pm
The festival kicks off the first amateur round of the Nova Scotia Shucking Championship. Raw oysters, local libations and a live band kick off the 2018 festival. 19+

Saturday, September 29
2 - 5pm
Raw oysters, local libations and great food during the day plus round two of the amateur Nova Scotia Shucking Championship makes for a wonderful afternoon. 

Saturday, September 29
7 - 10pm
A high-energy evening to end the festival, where bragging rights for the Nova Scotia Shucking Championship is up for grabs. Oysters, drinks, good eats and a live band! 19+

Event is rain or shine. Slurp to the sound of hip DJs, feel the salty fall air and marvel at how amazing our east coast waters are at bearing good eats.

Learn more at oysterfest.ca