From 12.00noon on Saturday 15 October, the waterfront at the Sandstone Point Hotel will come alive with fresh seafood markets showcasing an array of prawns, bugs, sand crabs, calamari and everything fishily appetising to indulge in. Oyster-eating competitions, prawn-peeling competitions, oyster shucking demonstrations, celebrity chef demonstrations, live music plus so much more, will keep everyone entertained and feeling fin-tastic!
A showcasing of delicious seafood and chef demos - Images: Bobby Rein Photography via Sandstone Point Hotel FB
Seafood aficionados will get to experience a variety of taste profiles of freshly shucked oysters from Coffin Bay in South Australia and Tasmania plus a selection of Sydney rock oysters from across the east coast of New South Wales. Learn the art of pairing wine with seafood - an awesome talent to show off at dinner parties.
You may be really crabby if you miss out on this event! Image: Bobby Rein Photography via Sandstone Point Hotel FB
Besides being a fabulously fun day out for the whole family, the Oyster and Seafood Festival is a day to celebrate the history of the land on which the Sandstone Point Hotel is built. Way back when in 1875 James Clark operated a very successful Oyster Farm out of the Pumicestone Passage.
During its peak period in the 1900's, James Clark owned more than thirty dredging sections and provided employment to more than twenty-five local families - a concept quite unique to the time.
Now totally refurbished and restored, the Oyster Shed and jetty have been operating since 2015 on the Sandstone Point Hotel waterfront, serving fish and chips every day of the week, whilst honouring its colourful past.
The Oyster Shed and jetty have been operating since 2015 - Image: Bobby Rein Photography via Sandstone Point Hotel FB
Why not plan an awesome weekend away at the family-friendly Big4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, offering luxury villas; family safari tents; luxury safari tents as well as family-friendly camping and caravan sites - stay and play to enjoy the Oyster and Seafood Festival.