Narooma Oyster Festival
Event on hold for 2016 – important news!
Important News – Narooma Chamber of Commerce will not hold an Oyster Festival this year but the 2017 Festival will be ‘a pearler’.
Chamber President Niels Bendixsen said it was a difficult decision.
‘We realised we just had insufficient time and resources to deliver the Festival this October to the standards synonymous with our now well established Oyster Festival brand,’ he said.
Mr Bendixsen said while disappointing not to hold a Festival this year, it gave the Chamber time to review how best to stage future Festivals and make them more sustainable.
The Chamber developed the Oyster Festival, usually held in May, as an economic development initiative to position Narooma as a year round tourism destination.
‘We’ve run it for the past eight years and attracted many visitors out of season from Sydney and Canberra as well as regional areas,’ Mr Bendixsen said.
‘The Festival has also launched Australia’s Oyster Coast (AOC), one of Eurobodalla’s few international brands, raised the region’s profile, and won several tourism awards.
‘At the moment the Festival’s success relies heavily on sponsorship and volunteers. ‘It’s now time to take stock and consider how the Chamber can best work with partners including Council, the Government, business and the wider community to deliver a Festival that builds on the good work to date and is viable beyond a Chamber volunteer base.’
Mr Bendixsen said if anyone in the community feels they have skills they would like to contribute to the planning stage to please contact him [email protected]
Amazing local oysters, fine food & entertainment for all
- Great Oysters!
- Food precinct overlooking Narooma’s beautiful waters
- The famous Oyster Bar with fresh & cooked oysters
- Sample oysters from 8 different estuaries in our region
- Cooking demonstrations
- Local south coast produce
- Fantastic music all day
- Great local musicians, DJs and more
- Alcohol at the Oyster Festival bar
- Family entertainment with Kids zone
- Arts & Craft from our region
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