Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Ireland's premier oyster festival returns for its 23rd year

Festival Details


Tuesday, 01 September 2015 to Sunday, 06 September 2015



The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is one of Northern Ireland’s premier events, attracting thousands of visitors each year from across the world. Set in the historic, picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough, Co. Down the event takes place from 1st – 6th September 2015 and visitors can look forward to a packed programme of activities, performances and eating experiences to satisfy all tastes.

This year’s Festival will see the return of the World Oyster Eating Championship, the glamourous Pearl and Oyster Ball, The Oyster Masters Golf, the Super Car Sunday and the TrustFord Soapbox Derby. Exciting new events include the appetising Hillsborough Gourmet Pop-Up Restaurant which features some of Northern Ireland’s top chefs.

Now in its 23rd year, the Festival goes from strength to strength and contributes enormously to the local tourism industry. The event also welcomes this year’s nominated charities, Clubs for Young People (CYP NI) and the Hillsborough Village Centre.