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Rock Oyster Festival is right around the corner and makes the perfect addition to your North Cornwall holiday itinerary!

Rock Oyster Festival is close to our hearts…and our office! Being based in Rock, this annual festival is a firm favourite in our calendars.

This epic event in North Cornwall offers an array of entertainment, activities and most importantly, food! We’re so proud to be partnered with the festival this year and want to tell you all about it.

Read on to find out more about Rock Oyster Festival 2024…

When is Rock Oyster Festival 2024?

Rock Oyster Festival 2024 will take place over the last weekend in July, from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July.

Where is Rock Oyster?

Rock Oyster takes place at Dinham House, a beautiful private estate overlooking the Camel Estuary.

Dinham House is primarily a wedding venue but offers a stunning location for events like the Rock Oyster Festival.

The site is home to 40 acres of fields, perfect for hosting around 3,000 festivalgoers per day with a fabulous backdrop of the camel estuary.

What type of festival is Rock Oyster?

Rock Oyster is a food and music festival, full of culinary discovery, musical mischief and so much more!

Who will be at Rock Oyster 2024?

If you’ve got yourself a ticket to this year’s event, you’re in for a treat.

There are a number of amazing chefs on the roster: Tom Brown, Matt Tebbutt, Nathan Outlaw, Emily Scott, Jack Stein are just some of the culinary talents you’ll see on stage.

Watch cooking demos, attend masterclasses and purchase delicious ingredients from artisan makers.

The musical line-up won’t disappoint either. The headlining acts are The Human League, Sugababes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Arrested Development and Newton Faulkner.

Head to the Rock Oyster website to see the full line-up.

Can I get a day ticket to the Rock Oyster Festival?

If you can’t make it to the festival for the whole weekend, then why not consider getting a day ticket?

You can purchase separate tickets for all three days of the festival. This way if you’ve got other plans to enjoy on your holiday in north Cornwall, you can still fit in one of north Cornwall’s favourite annual events.

Grab them while they last on the Rock Oyster Festival Website.

Is the Rock Oyster Festival family-friendly?

Man teaches a child archery in a field in north Cornwall.

Yes! Bring your whole tribe along. The Rock Oyster Festival has plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Pop over to the Mini Big Top in our Jellyfish Field for circus skills, hula hooping and balance tricks, storytelling, seaweed pressing, arts ‘n crafts and play sessions to keep little hearts content.

The Flying Seagull Project will continue to warm the cockles with their fun-packed programme of theatre, plus the added bonus of their Arial shows this year too!

Survival experts, Under the Canopy with their den building, fire lighting, and combat club classes.

Not to forget the outdoor activities on offer, with SUP and surf adventures, sea kayaking and coasteering just a short ride away!

Discover the many extras you can enjoy at the Rock Oyster Festival 2024

We’ve highlighted some of the fantastic extras you can add to your North Cornwall festival experience.

Please bear in mind, that these experiences are an additional cost to your Rock Oyster ticket.


If cocktail making or brushing up on your knowledge on Cornish Edibles sounds delicious then head over to our Masterclass Tipi! The amazing masterclasses will see you returning home as a fully qualified professional chef! Okay, maybe not professional, but you’ll certainly learn a thing or two.

Learn how to bake bread with our favourite Frenchman Richard Bertinet, or explore the magic of a Ukulele singalong. Or send the kids over to a fun Mini Yoga workshop. We’ve got something for everyone to enjoy and take home new skills. But hurry, spots are limited so make sure to book early.

Outdoor Activities

If outdoor adventures and seaside family fun float your boat, then entertain the whole group with an off-site excursion. All the holiday favourites are on offer, including paddle boarding, surfing lessons, coasteering, sea kayaking or a gentle foraging walk around the incredible landscape. Pre-booking is essential for these.

A woman teaches a foraging class to a group in a field.

Wellbeing Activities

For those craving a bit of chill time following a night of dancing, this is the perfect space for you. If you’re simply wishing to relax, unwind and take things at a slightly slower pace… then there is a whole host of massage therapies, facials, yoga classes, ceremonies & circles, as well as mindfulness activities and well-being talks in new Spa Morvoren. Go find your zen! Pre-booking is highly recommended for these.

Finding your Rock Oyster Festival accommodation

Looking for a last-minute holiday during Rock Oyster Festival 2024? View our collection of luxury properties near the event. From romantic cottages to large holiday homes, as well as sea view properties for an unforgettable break, you’re bound to find the perfect retreat.

To help you discover the ideal bolthole for your summer staycation, our team have listed a few properties available during this year’s Rock Oyster Festival:

North Cornwall is a great destination for foodies. Our North Cornwall Food Guide series will steer you in the right direction for delicious meals. Check out our guide to Port Isaac restaurants and Wadebridge restaurant guide.

All images are used with permission from Rock Oyster.