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2015 Festival: 1st – 6th September 2015

In 2015, the world–renowned Hillsborough International Oyster Festival celebrated its twenty-third year of fund–raising, food and festivities with a packed programme of activities and entertainment.

Set in the historic, picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough, Co. Down, the Festival is now rightly recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s premier events, attracting thousands of visitors each year from all corners of the globe.

However, the Festival is not just about oysters, it’s about good food, good wine and good fun.

For those who like a bit of competition, the World Oyster Eating Championship is one of the Festival’s main attractions and it took place on the main stage on the Saturday afternoon.

Information on the programme, which included a Castle Fun Day, Masters Golf Tournament, Banquet & Ball, Live Concert Night and Super Car Sunday and, of course, the World Oyster Eating Championship, can be found throughout this site or by contacting the Festival team.

Supercar Sunday Highlights 2015

Flash Harry Concert 2015

Gourmet Pop-up Restaurant 2015

Festival Day – Saturday 5th September 2015

Blues Brothers Gala Ball 2015

World Oyster Eating Face Off 2015

Oyster Festival Musical Evening 2015

The Oyster Masters 2015

Looking Forward to 2015

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival 2015 Launch