Whitstable Oyster Festival
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When: 27 Jul - 02 Aug 2013
Cost: no admission fee
Opening hours: 9am-11pm
Website: Visit website
The Festival is an enthusiastic celebration of Whitstable's long association with the oyster. The ceremonial Landing of the Oysters and the colourful Oyster Parade get the proceedings underway. Not to be missed is the Blessing of the Waters ceremony and the opportunity to learn the art of building grotters.
There are also traditional family pastimes like crabbing, kite flying, chalking and Punch and Judy on offer, plus workshops, explorations and street entertainment and, of course, plenty of opportunities to sample the famous oyster.
Because the Festival is so popular with visitors, traffic in the town can become very congested in Festival week. Fortunately, Whitstable is very easy to get to using other forms of transport so, particularly during the first weekend, w
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