Love Oysters? Get ready to dive into the ultimate oyster extravaganza! The notorious oyster haven of Canada will host an epic shucking showdown like no other on July 16th! Brace yourselves, oyster enthusiasts, because it’s time to show off your shucking skills and indulge in a sensational seafood feast at The Ontario Oyster Festival and Oyster Opening Championship.

The Ontario Oyster Festival and Oyster Opening Championship

Can you believe it? This shucking spectacle has been going strong for over 30 years. The annual event brings together shellfish fanatics from all corners of the country. Consequently, this time-honoured tradition gathers hard-core beloved bivalves worshippers. Marvel at the jaw-dropping talents of our finest shuckers. Prepare to be amazed!


But wait, there’s more! We’re not just about shucking and slurping here. Oh no, we’ve got a smorgasbord of delightful activities lined up for you. For example, join the action in a lively auction that benefits the Ecology Action Centre. After that, get your groove on to live music. Meanwhile, E=enjoy a dazzling array of top-notch spirits, wine, and craft beer to quench your thirst. Most importantly, don’t forget the pièce de résistance – a bounty of delectable seafood.

So, mark your calendars, grab your bibs, and bring your appetite for a day of pure oyster-fueled bliss. Join us at The Ontario Oyster Festival and Oyster Opening Championship, where the oysters are shucked to perfection, the spirits flow, and the good times roll!

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There will be not only seafood and drinks, however. There is also a lineup of musical guests, including  North Atlantic Drift and Horshack.

What: The Ontario Oyster Festival and Oyster Opening Championship

When: Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 1-9pm

Where: Rodney’s Oyster House laneway

Who: Rodney’s Oyster House, raising funds for the Ecology Action Centre

Tickets are on sale now ($40 in advance, $55 at the door) at (Event tickets come with 2 drink tickets and 1 food item ticket.)