Did you know about the Hillsborough Oyster Festival?

20130808-083732.jpgDid you know about the Hillsborough Oyster Festival held every year in September?

It’s not to be missed and guarantees fun for all the family. Taking place from September 3 – 8, one of the main highlights of the festival is the World Oyster Eating Championship.

This year will see two events taking place, the first will be the ‘warm-up’ event on September 5 and will see entrants from all over the world compete to see who can consume 30 native oysters in the fastest time before the main Oyster Eating Championship takes place on September 7. The current world champion, who consumed 233 oysters in three minutes last year, will be competing against new contenders from America.

On September 8 you will be able to sample and buy the very best of local produce at the Gourmet Food Market and throughout the day there will be cookery demonstrations from Northern Ireland’s best chefs – Danny Millar, Andy Rae, Brian McCann and Niall McKenna.

As well as food events there will be lots more taking place during the festival including a Live Concert featuring Flash Harry, a Diamonds and Pearls Fashion Show and Super Car Sunday.

To find out more about food events and local produce click on www.discovernorthernireland.com or visit your local tourist information centre.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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