Join in excess of 20,000 oyster aficionados at Galway's International Oyster and Seafood Festival. Local oysters are on high alert as festival-goers down tons of the slippery salty snacks during this late September extravaganza, the second largest event in Ireland after St. Patrick's Day. Test your hand at the Irish Oyster Opening (Shucking) Championship, your stomach at the Tribal Oyster Feast Off, Oyster Eating Competition or take in the fest's beauty pageant to select the annual, Oyster Pearl. Visitors can also enjoy seafood trails, oyster hot spots, foodie talks and tasting events in some of Galway's best restaurants. There's food producer tours, an intimate food village at the festival marquee, a Mardi Gras style gala event through the streets of Galway, along with live music and and a bunch of cooking demonstrations. And remember, it's okay to slurp.
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