If you missed out on the Oyster Festival last year at the Sandstone Point Hotel - and it was really an aw shucks feeling - fret not, the next Oyster Festival is happening on Saturday 20 October and is promising a myriad of oceanic things to see and do.
Did you know that the land on which the Sandstone Point Hotel is located, used to be a fully-functioning oyster farm? As a tribute to its significant past, the Sandstone Point Hotel's renovated open-air dining area, the Oyster Shed, is fully operational all year round, serving up the delectable oyster and seafood delights to its so-fish-ticated guests.
Make your way over to the spectacular Pumicestone Passage shores for a turtle-y fin-tastic family day out at the Oyster Festival and experience different taste profiles of oysters from all over Australia. Fishing trawlers will be moored at the Sandstone Point jetty, offering seafood lovers the freshest ocean delights that money can buy.
Al-lure-ing netted entertainment:
Freshly shucked oysters from the Oyster Bars
Seafood and Wine Stalls (my speciality)
Celebrity Chef demonstrations
Kids rides and entertainment
Spongebob Squarepants will be spoiling the littles with two shows
The Australian Oyster Opening Competition is calling all oyster shuckers to participate in this fun competition for the opportunity to win a fabulous pearl of a prize. The winner of the Australian Oyster Opening Competition will receive flights and accommodation to the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival in Ireland, with automatic entry into the International Oyster Opening Competition to represent Australia, as well as $1,000 spending money! How turtle-y fin-tastic is that! What an awesome competition to be a spectator too, with the shuckers going head to head for the grand prize.
Are you the next International Oyster Opening Champ? Can you see your name up in 'lights' and etched on the official Australian Oyster Opening Competition's plaque, as this year's winner? Keen as squid to enter? Please get your entry form by emailing: email@example.com for the opportunity of a lifetime!
A day of oceanic gastronomy awaits you and your family! Net everybody together and ten-tacle off to the Sandstone Point Hotel. A very sea-bottomed entry price of $5 for big fish and $2 for the littlest clams, means you should seas the day, for the Oyster Festival is promising a turtle-y fin-tastic family day out.
Important information for visitors to The Oyster Festival
Parking: Parking is available at Sandstone Point Hotel
Traffic considerations: Please factor the likelihood of congestion along Bribie Island Road to and from the event into your total travel time. Consider taking a detour to avoid part of Bribie Island Rd via turning-off onto Beachmere Rd, travelling through Beachmere, up Peel Rd back onto Bribie Island Road, then turning left at the roundabout onto Bestmann Road through Ningi.