What are the Festival dates?

The first weekend of May is always Festival weekend!

Friday, May 5 from 4pm to 8:30pm.

Saturday, May 6 ‘s 10am to 5:30pm.

What about kids?

Children aged 16 and under have free entry when accompanied by a paying adult. Children aged three and under can travel free on the coach service between Batemans Bay and Pambula (remember the Narooma shuttle bus is free for everyone).

Check out the program to see what’s happening in the Narooma Plaza Kids Zone on Friday Night and Saturday.

Where can I park?

Festival parking is in Barker Parade, at the Field Street end. Consider leaving the car at home and catching the shuttle bus, or a coach if you are coming from north or south of Narooma.

Where can I stay?

There is high demand for accommodation in Narooma for three nights over the festival weekend. We recommend festival partner Whale Coast Realty for all your accommodation needs. Festival accommodation sponsors Apollo Holiday Units, Amooran Oceanside, The Farnboro, Horizon Holiday Apartments, and Easts Holiday Parks are also happy to assist you. There will be a shuttle bus in operation around the township.

More accommodation is available a little further afield at places like Batemans Bay, Tilba, Bodalla and Moruya and coach services will travel from Batemans Bay.

Is there public transport to the Festival?

A free festival shuttle bus around Narooma will run on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Chartered services will operate from Pambula, Merimbula, Bega, Bermagui, Cobargo and Bateman’s Bay on Saturday.

What other foods will be available?

We’ve been known to eat 70,000 fresh and cooked oysters in one festival, but we also ensure other quality foods are available. There will be 30 to 50 food and beverage market stallholders selling a range of wonderful dishes including vegetarian, meat, seafood and dairy options.

Pets

We’re expecting a very large crowd in excess of 5000 visitors in a relatively small site. It might be better for you and your dog if you can find alternative arrangements while you enjoy the many festival offerings. However, well behaved pets on a lead or in a buggy will be allowed to enter Please ensure they are comfortable in noisy crowds and clean up any messes. Pets are not allowed inside any large marquee areas. There is a drinking station within the festival grounds.

Can I use my NSW Dine and Discover Vouchers?

Yes. You can use your Discover Vouchers for festival tickets at Humanitix checkout. During festival weekend, some stall holders may accept Dine Vouchers however this is at their discretion.

Stallholder & musician enquiries

Stallholders may apply from November 2021 to April 8, 2022. Please see information for stallholders or send an email for general enquiries to info@naroomaoysterfestival.com.

Can I busk?

We’d love to hear from you! We have a special area for buskers on Saturday, May 6. Please get in touch with us at info@naroomaoysterfestival.com

How can I keep track of my tickets?

At checkout you can choose to add the Festival to your calendar, this will include a link to your tickets, keeping them nice and handy. Your tickets and invoice will also be emailed to you at the time of purchase and will come from order@humanitix.com. On festival days, we ask that you bring printed tickets with you and present them at the gate.

Accessibility

The festival site is at Quota Park, Narooma on the shores of Wagonga Inlet. The flat grounds are a combination of well maintained lawn and bitumen road. Marquees have a variety of grass or hard floor. Assisted parking will be available close to the front gate for those with a Mobility Parking Pass. An accessible toilet is located in the amenities block at the southern end of Quota Park, however this does not include an adult change station. If you are planning to visit us and would like more information please email info@naroomaoysterfestival.com, we would love to hear from you.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are on sale now at Humanitix and include General Admission for the evening of Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6 and a range of premium experiences. There are also chartered bus services for Pambula, Merimbula, Bega, Bermagui, Cobargo and Batemans Bay. Please check availability on Humanitix.

Will tickets be available at the gate?

Tickets will be available at the festival main entrance on Friday night and Saturday. Please note that we may not be able to accept Dine and Discover Vouchers here, if you wish to use a voucher, please pre-purchase your tickets online.

I'm not fully vaccinated, can I still come?

We are legally required to comply with any regulations, along with our stallholders and festival friends. Check the current NSW Government advice here.

How do I enter the festival?

The main entrance is located on the northern side of Quota Park on Riverside Drive. There is a secondary, smaller entrance at the southern end of the festival for pedestrian traffic, there is little parking available here and it will fill quickly. A site map and parking information will be published prior to the festival on the program page. When you get to the gate, please have your printed ticket(s) ready for our treasured volunteers to scan.

Will there be a bar?

There will be a festival bar in operation during festival hours and premium experiences include matched beer, wine and champagne. There is NO BYO.  The Narooma Oyster Festival takes the responsible service of alcohol seriously and is bound by the NSW Liquor Act 2007. You won’t miss a thing if you pace yourself and drink responsibly, drink plenty of water and take advantage of buses and shuttle to get home. More information can be found at www.drinkwise.com.

Who are Humanitix?

Like us, Humanitix is an Australian non-profit. Rather than keeping booking fees they reinvest 100% of profits back into humanity.

In partnership with a network of carefully vetted children’s charities, and thanks to an amazing community of event hosts who have switched to Humanitix, they have transformed over $1 MILLION of booking fees into funding a brighter future for disadvantaged kids around the world. Read more here.

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