What’s it all about?
Rock Oyster Festival is one of the leading artisan food festivals in Cornwall and takes place at the stunning venue of 17th century Dinham House overlooking the Camel Estuary near Wadebridge.
A midsummer celebration of food, music and art, visitors to the festival eat their way through thousands of Cornish oysters in highlighting the county’s rich seafood traditions. As well as the ever-present oysters there is live music, circus acts, endless kids’ entertainment, alternative performing arts and a shopping bazaar.
How can you take part?
There is a fantastic range of family entertainment as well as some of the best local producers showcasing delights from shellfish to steaks and everything in between. So, even if you aren’t a confirmed oyster lover, you can give them a go or opt for something else equally delicious. The festival also includes cookery demos from local chefs and there’s the hotly-anticipated oyster shucking (shell opening) competition. Live music ranges from gypsy folk to reggae and to get that longed-for Cornish laid back feel, there’s plenty of camping space on site.