What are the Festival dates?

The first weekend of May is always Festival weekend!

Warm Up for the festival on Friday, May 6 from 4pm to 8:30pm. Taste Rock Oysters and South Coast produce while the sun sets over Wagonga Inlet. Groove to live bands, try fantastic food from the market stalls and settle in for the fireworks at 8.30pm.

Saturday’s gates open at 10am, with music all day, oysters all ways and other gourmet South Coast produce and beverages. Bring your notebook for the cooking demonstration program and don’t miss the world famous Narooma Oyster Shucking Championships and Australia’s Biggest Oyster. There’s also markets, food stalls, arts displays, kids entertainment and more.

When can I buy tickets?

General Admission Tickets are on sale now. Premium events go on sale in late February 2022. Due to Covid restrictions we can’t guarantee tickets will be available at the gate so don’t delay and pre-purchase your tickets today.

Stallholder & musician enquiries

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

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, a wide concrete pathway and bitumen road. Marquee floors are either grass or bitumen. 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.

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.

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.

Where can I stay?

Arrange accommodation quickly as there is high demand 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. More accommodation is available a little further afield at places like Tilba, Bermagui, Bodalla, Moruya and 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. The Festival is hoping to offer bus routes from Batemans Bay in the north and from Merimbula, Bega and Bermagui in the south. More information on this will be available in February, 2022.

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

The NSW Government has not yet issued the vaccination requirements for festivals and events. We expect to hear more on December 15 OR when the state vaccination rate reaches 95% – whichever comes earlier. We are legally required to comply with any regulations, along with our stallholders and festival friends. Check the current NSW Government advice for unvaccinated people here.

How do I enter the festival?

The entrance is located on the northern side of Quota Park on Riverside Drive. A site map and parking information will be published here in early 2022. When you get to the gate, please have your printed ticket(s) ready for our treasured volunteers to scan.

Can I use my NSW Dine and Discover Vouchers?

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

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 day, we ask that you bring printed tickets with you and present them at the gate.

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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