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Narooma Oyster Festival

Come join us in 2016 – October 1st & 2nd!

The Narooma Oyster Festival celebrates South Coast NSW oysters and our region’s natural clean quality produce, chefs, and rich artistic and cultural talents.

What’s more, for 2016 we have the exciting announcement that we’re combining forces with the famous Great Southern Blues Festival.

The Oyster Festival has always had something for everyone from fine foodies to families, combining a cosmopolitan quality food experience with family entertainment. This will now be bolstered with even more fantastic music and high level of entertainment brought to you by the Blues Festival.

The Oyster Festival has won two tourism awards. 

Our reputation continues to grow as Australia’s premier oyster/seafood and cultural Festival. Please stay tuned as we finalise our new name & brand with the Blues Festival and other specifics for the event – more to be announced SOON!

Musicians, Stallholders, Entertainers - click here!




Past events – 2015 Event Program

Click here for the full program! Narooma Oyster Festival Map BUS SERVICE

We had loads of great new attractions and entertainment for the kids – including Sea Plane rides,  a rock climbing wall, shucking competitions, oyster tasting, live music and much, much more.

  • Great Oysters!
  • 3 live bands!
  • Tantalising tastes
  • Hot rods, bikes & classic cars
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Local South Coast oysters & south coast produce
  • Talent quest
  • Oysters, Rods & Rock n Roll party
  • Kids Parade
  • Climbing wall
  • Arts & Kids activities
  • Bars & live music
  • Boat building competition
  • Fish casting competition
  • Cheese making classes & more!



Amazing food all day and cooking demonstrations!

The Oyster Festival features food stalls and cooking demonstrations that are focussed on local produces in the region.

In 2015, there were live cooking demonstrations all day from 9:30 to 4pm, featuring local upcoming chefs and Oyster Farmers showcasing local produce and amazing Oysters.

Get inspired with South Coast Produces Association demonstrating permaculture practices to promote self sufficiency.

Featured chefs included locals Alan Newbold from Mr Bold Catering Co, Matt Hoar from Narooma’s Whale Restaurant and Phil Stokes with his Kombi Kitchen.

Read more about the chefs here.



The Talent Quest!


Join us at 12pm – 1pm for the ActewAGL Talent Quest

ActewAGL and the Narooma Oyster Festival are seeking talented local musicians for its Talent Quest.

  • 1st prize is $350 and production of one song at Sanctuary Sound Studio in Central Tilba.
  • 2nd prize is $200
  • 3rd prize is $100

Register by 24th April 2015. Download and fill out the application form here. Please email Merinda or phone 4476 3048 for further instructions. Categories for contestants are Juniors under 13, Students 14-17 yrs and Open 18+ yrs. Drop off filled application forms to The Whale Motor Inn, Montague Coffee (on the flat), The Visitors Information Centre, Plaza Centre Management and South Coast Lighting in Dalmeny.

The Parade is back and it’s “Too Good to Waste!”




Narooma Oyster Festival for 2nd May 2015 are proud to announce that we are bringing back the Oyster Festival Parade.

Our theme for the parade for 2015 will be “Too Good To Waste.”

It is all about reusing recyclable materials. Our aim is to educate and to help reduce our carbon footprint for the festival so that we can keep our waterways clean for our yummy oysters.

Best in Parade Prizes

We will have three prizes for the best in the parade with first prize $450, second prize $250 and third prize $150!

The best in the parade will be judged on materials used, innovative designs and crowd applause. You will be asked on stage to introduce yourself and answer a few questions. We welcome everyone to be involved from local businesses, schools, community groups, sports groups, families, individuals – anyone and everyone.



There are four sections of the parade that each group/individual can enter in:

  • Mad Hatters
  • Wearable Recyclable Art
  • Street Performance (music, costumes and props)
  • Puppetry

You can pick up Information booklets and registration forms from the Narooma Visitor Centre, or download these PDF files:
Parade Information  | Parade Registration

Entry closes 11th April 2015 at 5:00pm
Mail it to: PO Box 520, Narooma NSW 2546

It is strictly a foot parade only.

Please contact Sarah Fisse, the Parade Co-ordinator if you have any questions or just want to be involved.

Thanks to our Major Partners