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Hillsborough International Oyster Festival returns for 2016

Pictured launching this year’s festival are, from left, Alistair Pollock, business development manager, Phoenix Natural Gas; Sarah Waugh, Hillsborough International Oyster Festival committee member; Julienne Marie Curran, Ireland Corporate sales manager, Turkish Airlines; and Nigel Crawford, executive director, Quilter Cheviot.

Pictured launching this year’s festival are, from left, Alistair Pollock, business development manager, Phoenix Natural Gas; Sarah Waugh, Hillsborough International Oyster Festival committee member; Julienne Marie Curran, Ireland Corporate sales manager, Turkish Airlines; and Nigel Crawford, executive director, Quilter Cheviot.

Pictured launching this year’s festival are, from left, Alistair Pollock, business development manager, Phoenix Natural Gas; Sarah Waugh, Hillsborough International Oyster Festival committee member; Julienne Marie Curran, Ireland Corporate sales manager, Turkish Airlines; and Nigel Crawford, executive director, Quilter Cheviot.

The world-famous Hillsborough International Oyster Festival, supported by principal sponsors Turkish Airlines, Phoenix Gas and Quilter Cheviot, will return August 30-September 4 with a packed schedule of typically attracts over 14,000 visitors annually from across the world and this year boasts a packed programme of popular events and activities including:

Oyster Masters Golf Day, supported by GMcG Chartered Accountants

The ‘Magic of the Movies’ – Musical Evening in association with Lockton

The Smeg Pop-up Restaurant

The Quilter Cheviot Pearl and Oyster Ball

The Turkish Airlines World Oyster Eating Championship

The Phoenix Gas Soapbox Derby

The Flash Harry Live Concert and BBQ, supported by New City Cabs

Supercar Sunday, supported by Charles Hurst Premium

“We are thrilled with the support the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is receiving in the run-up to this year’s event,” said Don Spence, chairman of the Festival’s organising committee. “The number of big-name brands coming on board in 2016 is testament to the Festival’s long-standing position as a successful and prestigious event. We are confident this additional support will help continue the Festival’s reputation as one of the best Festivals in the UK.”

The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is supported by Tourism Northern Ireland and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. For further information on all events taking place and to book tickets, visit www.hillsboroughoysterfestival.com.

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