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Traditional Festival of Oysters in Mali Ston in March

Ston oysters (Press)

2 March 2020 – Mali Ston, the home of oysters in Croatia, is the place to be later this month for lovers of oysters and good wine as the 2020 Festival of Oysters will take place. 

Mali Ston, located on the Pelješac peninsula in southern Croatia, is famous for its world-class oyster production and on 21-22 March 2020, the town will celebrate with the popular festival which also marks the feast of Saint Joseph.

The two-day festival gives visitors the chance to taste oysters and wines from Pelješac. Tastings will take place on the seafront in Mali Ston on Saturday, 21 March and Sunday, 22 March 2020 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.

As well as sampling the famous Mali Ston oysters, festival goers will have a chance to try muscles and other shellfish at the festival together with top quality wines from the Pelješac region.

A full entertainment programme, including folklore performances and Dalmatian music, is again planned for the day and evening, as well as a presentation of Croatian island products and raffles.

Ston Oysters farmed in the Bay of Mali Ston were awarded the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the General Trades International Exhibition in London in 1936.

If you are a first time visitor to the festival there are other attractions in Ston, notably the Walls of Ston, which are the second longest preserved fortification system in the world after the Great Wall of China.

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