Halifax Oyster Festival, founded in 2015, is Canada’s biggest raw bar, serving a near 65,000 oysters from Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, and guest oysters from around the world.
This unique event brings festival attendees closer than ever to the ocean by providing an all-you-can-slurp experience right here on the Halifax waterfront. Host of Nova Scotia’s own Oyster Shucking Competition, Halifax Oyster Festival unites oyster lovers with oyster farmers and sparks bi-valve curiosity across all three festival sessions.
As always, the event is held rain or shine outside on the Halifax waterfront in early October. You should dress for the weather but you will be pretty cozy under the pearly white tent. You can also warm up next to your sweetie in our outdoor lounging area at on-site firepits.
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.
3 sessions: Friday, October 2, 7-10pm
Saturday, October 3, 12-3pm, 7-10pm at Halifax Waterfront
Halifax Oyster Fest – FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION
Friday, October 2 from 7pm – 10pm at Halifax Waterfront
Halifax Oyster Fest – SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION
Saturday, October 3 from 12pm – 3pm at Halifax Waterfront
Halifax Oyster Fest – SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION
Saturday, October 3 from 7pm – 10pm at Halifax Waterfront
Learn more at oysterfest.ca
Devour!, the top foodie destination on the film festival circuit. – The Hollywood Reporter
Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary gastronomic activities, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world’s largest film festival focused on all things culinary. The annual six-day festival hosts 100+ events, high profile chefs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world and, just this past season, attracted over 13,000 food and film lovers to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Devour! is a must for all food lovers. – Chef Jacques Pépin
The festival has become a destination and has attracted celebrities including culinary personalities Anthony Bourdain, Dominique Crenn, Bob Blumer, Jacques Pépin; actors Jason Priestley, Bill Pullman and Gordon Pinsent; writers Lucy Waverman, Judith Olney, Kat Flinn and Sarah Musgrave; notable Chefs Sam Kass, Michael Smith, Chuck Hughes, Barbara Lynch, Mary Sue Milliken, Normand Laprise, Michael Städtlander, Rob Gentile, Jeremy Charles, Ned Bell, Todd Perrin, John Higgins; industry leaders Chef’s Table, Thug Kitchen, bon appétit, America’s Test Kitchen, PBS Food & PBS Digital, Tastemade, Kitchen Vignettes, Delicious Cinema, VICE, The Perennial Plate, Dennis The Prescott, MattBites, Chef Jacques La Merde, Ulterior Epicure and many other luminaries from the culinary and film worlds that attend our festival activities, both in Nova Scotia and around the world at our satellite events.
The 10th edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest will run from October 20-25, 2020. Programming for the signature festival will be announced late summer/early fall. For more information, visit www.devourfest.com.