The Coast's third annual Halifax Oyster Festival

September 29 + 30 , 2017, three sessions this year!!

  • Oysters! Oysters!

The third annual Halifax Oyster Festival is back on the Halifax waterfront offering the unique convergence of Maritime sea and land terriors.

3-hour sessions include:

  • All-you-can-sample raw oysters from 17 Canadian oyster farms and one French oyster!
  • A selection of chowder, bbq, fries and clams to purchase
  • Wine, craft beer, cider, caesars samples to purchase
  • Shuck n' learn station
  • 3rd annual Nova Scotia Oyster Shucking Competition on the Gahan House stage with host Oyster Shucking Champ Daniel Notkin
  • Amateur and pro caesar drink making competition presented by Walter Caeser Mix
  • Select Nova Scotia Store to purchase packaged oysters and oyster paraphanelia to take home
  • Be the first to find a pearl in an oyster and win a strand of freshwater pearls from FireWorks Gallery. 


Children under 12 are free, strollers are strongly discouraged.

Children under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

More information at

Halifax Oyster Festival is produced by The Coast, Halifax's weekly newspaper.

Photos by Riley Smith, video by Meghan Tansey Whitton

Halifax Waterfront, Salter Block parking lot

Foot of Salter Street + Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS