When the first mussel harvest is brought to Løgstør on the 5th of April, the Mussel Town will be buzzing with celebrations
The Museum sets out
For the people at the Limfjordsmuseum, the day starts by sailing out in one of their traditional Limfjords vessel, to pick up the newly harvested mussels at Vildsund Blue Fresh in Aggersund. The mussels are then brought to Kunsthavnen in Løgstør, where an exited audience awaits.
A maritime welcome
The harvest is saluted by the Limfjordsmuseum's Shanty choir, who will be singing traditional sailor songs. A shanty is an old working song, which the sailors used to make their hard working days easier. On arriving in Løgstør, the mussels are brought to the aldermen’s table. Here the quality of the mussels is judged, because only the best mussels are allowed onto the dinner tables in Løgstør. With a ring on a bell the aldermen signal their approval, and the mussels are loaded onto a horse drawn carriage, that takes them to the main street of Løgstør.
Sizzling pots and pans
In the main street, Løgstørs restaurants are ready to cook the fresh Limfjords mussels, and hand them out to the waiting audience. The local band, Løgstør Street Paraders, will set the mood with their happy music.
11.00 am: The Limfjordsmuseum’s Shanty choir entertains with their sailor songs.
11.15 am: The boat loaded with freshly harvested Limfjords mussels arrive at the Kunsttorv. The alderman determines the quality of the mussels.
11.30 am: The mussel harvest is loaded onto a horse drawn carriage and transported to the main street
From 12.00am - 2pm: Party in Løgstør's city centre. The restaurants cook the mussels and hand out samples to the audience.
3 pm: The shops close.