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Knysna Oyster Festival

Tracey Campbell - April 9, 2009

The annual Pick ’n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will be held from July 3-12 2009.

The Knysna Oyster Festival is a celebration of sport and the good life, which is held annually in July every year and has established itself as one of the most popular annual events in the Western Cape.

Oysters are, of course, a huge component of the festival and the Knysna Oyster Company, which opened in Knysna in 1949, has been involved in the festival for many years as a major participant and generous sponsor.

More than 100 activities, ranging from cycling, running, bowling, soccer, wine and whisky tastings and gala evenings will take place in the Garden Route town.

The festival will also present a variety of oyster-related events including the annual oyster-shucking (opening) competition, the oyster eating competition and the Pick ’n Pay Oyster & Wine Mardi Gras – an evening of oysters and wine tasting.

The children’s programme will include youth theatre, puppet shows, creative art workshops and a cooking course.

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