Since 1973, Tyne Valley has been the home of the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship. From its humble beginnings, it has grown into an event that is unforgettable to most in attendance. Oyster shuckers from across the country travel far and wide to perform like rock stars on the main stage. With all eyes on them, it is a mixture of excitement and nervousness as the whistle blows and they begin opening the finest PEI oysters.
Be the fastest and cleanest in all of Canada. It's not an easy feat. While this is highly competitive, you would be surprised by the camaraderie seen as these people from all across the country come together and celebrate the one thing they have in common; their love for the Malpeque oyster. The Oyster Shucking Competition is one that cannot be missed!
2017 Champion - Eamon Clark (8x champion)
The best in the country is crowned here. The Tyne Valley Oyster Shucking Championship is the only official qualifier in Canada for the Worlds. If you want to see our nation's finest, you need to be here!
The generosity expressed is second to none, as local fishers and growers unite, donating all oysters for the entire weekend.
In 2014, the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival broke a Guiness world record. A team of 10 shuckers from across Canada shucked a total of 8800 oysters in one hour.