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Wynnum Seafood Festival

When:

Sat 22 Oct 2016, 11:00am

Where: Wynnum Seafood Festival Site, Edith Street, Wynnum

Restrictions: All Ages

Renowned as a perfect family outing spot with its variety of kid-friendly activities and relaxed seaside village charm, Wynnum’s family appeal has just reached new heights with the announcement of a new community seafood event that will be held in the bayside suburb this spring.

The inaugural Wynnum Seafood Festival will be held on Saturday, 22 October. It is set to celebrate the abundance of fresh local seafood available to the Moreton Bay region and the area’s treasured heritage as a popular fishing and boating spot.

“We are blessed with an abundance of fresh seafood and local produce in Queensland and some of the best seafood in the world is caught in the pristine waters of the Moreton Bay region,” long-term local and fisherman Ian MacKenzie said.

“We have our famous Moreton Bay bugs, mud crabs and bay, king and tiger prawns and spring is also a great time for Queensland oysters, scallops and wild caught fish such as reef fish and snapper,” he explained.

Local Councillor for Wynnum Manly Ward Peter Cumming welcomed the event as a great addition to the area’s local event calendar.

“Residents and visitors to the Wynnum Seafood Festival will have the opportunity to experience the bayside area’s unique charms firsthand while sampling the best of the region’s fresh seafood and local catch.

“It will be the perfect day out for families, friends, locals and visitors wanting to enjoy the best of Brisbane in the spring,” he said.

From 11am to 6pm, the one-day festival will also include an exciting program of free events from live music and entertainment to colourful market stalls and children’s rides and activities.

The festival will be held in the centre of Wynnum on Edith Street between Bay Terrace and Tingal Road overlooking the iconic Wynnum foreshore and jetty. The all-ages event is expected to draw in approximately 3,000 to 5,000 people in its first year and is planned to run annually every spring as Wynnum’s signature seafood event.

Many of the area’s local businesses will be participating in the event showcasing Wynnum’s eclectic offering of independent boutiques, unique homewares, retro treasures, high quality restaurants and cosy cafes. Interested market stallholders and businesses wanting to get involved in the event and support the local community are encouraged to contact the festival organisers on info@wynnumseafoodfestival.com.au.

The Wynnum Seafood Festival is presented by naming rights sponsor Niclin Group who are proud to support Wynnum’s vibrant local community and thriving local industry.

For more information, visit wynnumseafoodfestival.com.au or follow @wynnumseafoodfestival on Facebook and Instagram.