Knysna to bounce back with its annual celebration of seafood

Knysna to bounce back with its annual celebration of seafood

The highly anticipated Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is going ahead this year, despite the recent devastation caused by the fires in the area. In fact, more than ever before the community of Knysna needs the support of the public.

Taking place this year from July 7 to 16, the Festival promises to be as exciting as ever, with Festival highlight, Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday, promising to be better than ever. The event traditionally brings together the best Knysna has to offer in one venue, where visitors can enjoy the freshest and most delicious sea food, wine and beer tastings, fish braais, live entertainment and more – essentially fulfilling the Festival promise of having something on offer for everyone.

A firm favourite is always the Pick n Pay Fish Braai Competition, where locals battle it out for bragging rights as the Best Fish “braaier” in Knysna; and there is little doubt the ever-popular oyster eating and shucking competitions will be as action-packed as ever.

The Pick n Pay Flavours of Knysna is also back as part of the evening, and top restaurants from Knysna, Sedgefield and the surrounding area will compete for the titles of best-dressed oyster and best stand with a mind-boggling show of oyster preparations judged by festival-goers. Tickets for this event sells out fast so book at

The Momentum Health Kiddies Area is a huge plus for moms and dads – it is fully equipped with a team of qualified child-minders who will entertain children throughout the duration of the Festival. As an added bonus, the Kiddies Area will be open until 10pm for Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday and Flavour of Knysna, so parents can enjoy the evening safe in the knowledge that their precious cargo is in good hands.

* For the full programme and details about all events, registration and ticket costs visit; or follow the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival on Twitter: @OysterFestival, or on Facebook/KnysnaOysterFestival for daily updates.