Eat a hundred oysters a day and you will gain no fat. Who needs another reason to keep eating oysters? But nobody will give up eating oysters even if oysters had an unhealthy amount of fat. Are not the oysters too delicious to miss for any reason? There are many types of oysters and mussels are one of them. If your favorite oyster type is mussels, you should not miss the Portarlington Mussel Festival in 2022.
Portarlington has been producing the best delicious mussels in Australia since 1982. So Portarlington Oyster Festival is the place to go for a day of family fun surrounded by ten tons of fresh mussels to slurp down whenever you want. This festival has been a major event on the Melbourne calendar for about 15 years. There are oyster lovers who travel to Melbourne City just because of their love for mussels. They are not to be blamed as blue mussels of Portarlington are sweet in taste and very low in fat which is a rare combination.
This grand celebration of mussels is striving to become eco-friendly. From the first Portarlington Mussel Festival, they have taken baby steps every year to make the event more eco-friendly than the last one. You are not allowed to use plastic straws inside the festival grounds and the use of reusable bags is encouraged. They have recycle bins everywhere in the festival premises to cut off the amount of waste disposal from the festival. If you are an environmental lover, you have another reason to visit the Portarlington Mussel Festival.
The event is organized by a team of more than a hundred volunteers. The next Portarlington Mussel Festival is scheduled for 2022 and the organizing team is putting their best to ensure the Corona safety of the event going beyond the government guidelines. Therefore, you can celebrate your love for mussels with no worries about your safety.
If Portarlington Mussel Festival sounds like an event you would go to, here is some more information on the event.
Saturday, 8th of January 2022 – from 9.30 am to 5 pm.
1A The Esplanade, Portarlington VIC 3223, Australia
An admission ticket will be $5 each. The entrance is free for kids. With a $5 ticket, you will be able to join and enjoy the following segments in the Portarlington Mussel Festival.
- Live music from three main stages throughout the festival day
- Mussels served in a range of different dishes
- Activities for kids
- Cookery demonstrations
- Art and Photo exhibitions
- Classic car displays
- Beer and wine tasting
- More than 200 stalls to shop in
The Portarlington Mussel Festival began as a small street festival in 2007. It stemmed out intending to celebrate and promote the famous mussel industry of the locality. At present, it has grown into a much love local festival in Victoria attracting more than 30,000 participants each year. This festival has live music throughout the entire festival day, many vendor stalls with fancy goods, and loads of delicious mussels to please your taste buds. The festival is organized as a family-friendly event so if you visit here with the family, nobody is going to be bored.
This annual community event is organized solely by a team of devoted and selfless volunteers who have invested their precious time to ensure the gradual success of the Portarlington Mussel Festival. Their valuable has already raised funds over $230,000 which are to be invested in worthy causes benefitting the community.
The picturesque Portarlington beach will make a few hours of traveling to this one-day festival worth it all. You can also convert the Portarlington Mussel Festival to a fair opportunity to explore the Bellarine Peninsula. So hop into a ferry that runs directly between Docklands and Portarlington and come to the Portarlington Mussel Festival for a day of Mussel fun.
More than 30,000 festival-goers are participating in the Portarlington Mussel Festival each year. So there will be limited parking spaces available. The ride from Melbourne to the festival ground will take around 90 minutes but is likely to get delayed due to traffic coming towards Portarlington.
If you do not want to use public transportation, you can park by following the festival parking signs to the assigned car park at the Portarlington Recreation Reserve, off Sproat Street. From this car park, it is an easy 8-minute walk along the foreshore or you can catch a free shuttle bus.
Please check the official website http://www.portmusselfestival.com/about/transport/ for alternative methods of transportation.