Oysters were too delicious to be celebrated in only one part of the world. So the entire world celebrates its love for oysters on different days throughout the year. This flavorful fresh meat trapped inside a pair of shells sprinkles happiness to everyone who loves them but oyster festivals create extra joy with the fun activities and contests. Narooma Oyster Festival is not different from that aspect of an oyster festival but it is renowned in the world for its grandeur. This multiple award-winning Oyster Festival is a celebration of South Coast NSW oysters along with the region’s natural clean quality produce, chefs, and rich artistic, cultural talents.
The Narooma Oyster Festival is an event with something for each and every participant from devoted foodies to families who seek weekend fun. It is a perfect combination of cosmopolitan food of top quality with endless family fun. You can watch the competitive shucking contest and try out a range of oysters from almost all of the local estuaries.
There will be all types of fine foods from the region to taste while absorbing scenic views at the fabulous location of the Narooma Oyster Festival at Wagonga Inlet, Forster’s Bay. If you need more reasons to visit Narooma Oyster Festival next year, this event has live music, regional wines, craft beer, and cider to keep your company while the kids play all day.
6th of May 2022 – 7th of May 2022
19 Riverside Dr, Narooma NSW 2546, Australia
Tickets are available online. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
- Cookery demonstrations
Narooma Oyster Festival will have the best chefs in the country, while a majority of them being stars, celebrities, and specialists in their fields. You can expect a fantastic panel of chefs at this event to demonstrate your favorite dish. The chefs who have lighted up the Narooma Oyster Festival in the past years include Corey Costelloe (executive chef, Rockpool), Stephen Hodges, Nick Gardner, Maggie Beer, Julie Goodwin, and many more.
The cooking demonstrations are a very popular segment at Narooma Oyster Festival. There is no way you could miss the cookery demonstrations as they will be there from the morning to the evening. This is indeed a great opportunity to witness the moves and tricks of highly skilled, award-winning chefs closely while they cook seafood and local produce in many new ways. Most importantly, you can have a bite from their dishes too!
- Traditional Cooking Demonstrations and local culture
The Narooma Oyster festival aims to promote the oyster and the oyster culture of the region. As a step towards that goal, there will be traditional cooking demonstrations on different ways of cooking Narama Nagara (Narooma Oysters). These demonstrations are performed by Koori elders using a firepit and other traditional preparation methods. You can join this fun but the educational program and learn traditional, indigenous methods of cooking all the varieties of local seafood.
Friday Night (Please check the official website https://www.naroomaoysterfestival.com for updates)
Sponsor: Club Narooma
MC: Kimmi Saker 2EC
4.00pm until 5.15pm – Community acts
5.30pm – 7.00pm – Alice Terry (solo)
7.15 pm – 8.30 pm – Escapado Band
8.30 pm – Fireworks
River of Art Animated projection
4.00 pm – 8:30 pm Food stalls including Matt Rat cliff oyster bar
4.00 pm – 8:30 pm Narooma Rocks Liquor Bar
Long Table Dinner
Long Table Dinner tent
Sponsor: Whale Coast Realty
Caterer: David Arens, Free Range Catering
5.30pm – 8:30pm
8:30 pm – Fireworks
For the Love of the Land Dinner The Inlet Restaurant
Sponsor: NSW Department of Primary Industries Rural Recovery Support Service South East
Caterers: Nick Gardner (Hampden Deli and Dining) and Dave Campbell (ex Wharf Road & Hungry Duck)
6.00pm – 9.00pm
8:30pm – Fireworks