Landing of the Oysters

Date:Saturday 21st July, 2018
Start Time:09:45 for a 10:00 Landing
Location:Long Beach

Supported by Duma and Samphire

Head to the beach for high tide! The oysters are arriving! The event signals the official start of the Festival when a symbolic haul of oysters is landed on the beach, complete with traditional costume and yokes. The oysters are received by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury and blessed by the clergy… let the festivities begin!

World-famous local Whitstable Rock Oysters, with PGI status, grown on the company’s own oyster beds, kindly donated by Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company.

Grotters #WOF18

Had an amazing weekend at the Whitstable Oyster Festival? Finish as you mean to go on… take part in the second WOF Community Beach Clean 8:30am tomorrow at Horsebridge Beach @FreeWhitstable @MarineEnvironmentGroup #LoveWhitstable #LeaveNoTrace #WOF18

My parade sculptures in @Oyster_Fest parade 2018. I have been making them for the last month at the @horsebridge as part of #thewasteline project with colleagues volunteers and local community groups #WOF18

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