Oyster Opening Competitions

Saturday 25th Sept 2021, 2pm-6pm

Venue: Hardiman Hotel, Eyre Square Galway 
Ticket Price: €80
Ticket Includes: A drink, half a dozen oysters and two seafood tasting plates


This is the big one, the main event, the raison d’être of the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival…

join us on Saturday afternoon for the Oyster opening competitions

Seasoned competitors converge on Galway at the end of September every year to showcase their skills.

Competitors are judged not only on speed of opening but on technique and presentation.

Tension mounts in the marquee as openers pit their skills against each other. 

Come and cheer for your favourite!

Fabulous live music and scrumptious seafood provide an ambient backdrop to the excitement of the competitions. When you’re not busy cheering on your favourite competitor, you can taste and graze your way through a mouth watering selection of fresh, locally sourced seafood from the West or Ireland; from the renowned Native Oyster to organic smoked salmon to succulent lobster rolls. Meat, vegan and veggie options are also available in the festival marquee.




Festival Programme 2021