The fifth Fal Oyster Gathering and the first Fal Mussel Festival will take place on Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth this weekend.

Between 9am and 10pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am and 6pm on Sunday there will be top chefs, traditional sailing vessels, local fishermen and shanty singing and live bands to entertain the crowds.

The event is held to celebrate the last weekend of the wild native Fal Oyster season. Visitors will be invited to tuck into a variety of local produce from preserves to seaweed and of course Fal Oysters, Fal Mussels along with locally reared steaks and whatever fish and shellfish are landed on the day.