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.

If you’re one of the lucky residents in the Whitstabubble, please leave the car at home when attending #WOF18 whenever possible. It’s better for the environment, it's better for the town and it’s better for you!


We will be playing at the #whitstable Oyster Festival this Sunday 22nd 6.30-8pm x #whitstableoysterfestival #kent

Fantastic to have you onboard!

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