Oysters on the day


  • Free, freshly shucked oyster on entry between 10:00am-12:30pm
  • The famous Big Oyster Bar serving oysters all day
  • Cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs! MC Kelly Eastwood!
  • Oyster shucking competition, with MC John Susman!
  • Taste oysters direct from Narooma & surrounding estuaries
    • Check out the Australia’s Oyster Coast farmer precinct
    • Farmers from 7-8 estuaries
    • Shoalhaven, Clyde, Wagonga, Merimbula and Pambula
  • Ben Ralston’s farm gate (including shucking demo’s)
  • Enjoy oysters in so many scrumptious ways!
  • Oyster Tours run all day on the hour – go up Wagonga Inlet in an oyster punt!

Cooking Demonstrations

The 2018 line-up of chefs was like a who’s who of fine food, many of them award winners. Each prepared one dish for this popular event!

  • Corey Costelloe, Executive Chef at Rockpool Bar and Grill
  • Stephen Hodges, formerly of Fish Face and co-author of the seafood ’bible’, the Australian Fish and Seafood CookbookColin Barker, Executive Chef at The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay
  • Nick Gardner, now of Hampden Deli Dining and School
  • Wade and Evan Woolhouse of Wheelers Seafood Restaurant at Pambula.

The programme will also feature 2018 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show champions, Erica Dibden of Tilba Real Dairy who will demonstrate butter making and artisan ice cream maker, Joe Taranto from Bodalla Dairy. Guiding the demonstrations will be MC Kelly Eastwood, now of Eastwood’s Deli and Cooking School at Bermagui, who has been a food stylist on many TV shows including River Cottage Australia.
The Oyster Festival’s cooking demonstrations start at 10.15am on Saturday 5 May and go through until 3.30pm.

The Ultimate Oyster Experience

  • Staged in an intimate setting in groups of 15, you’ll experience an exclusive master class.
  • An oyster grower will guide you through natural oysters from local estuaries
  • Learn more about oysters and taste the difference
  • Enjoy Angasi, Pacific and Sydney Rock Oysters – our favourite!
  • Compare flavours and enjoy oysters with complimenting wines.
  • Bookings highly recommended, always sold out – $TBC inc Festival Entry
  • Sessions run for 1 hour

SOLD OUT SORRY – no spare tickets!

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