Oyster And Wine Festival Matakana 2018

Round up all your seafood-lover friends for a festival not to be missed! The Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana 2018 is just around the corner and the oysters, wine, beer and entertainment line-up is looking shucking good! 

This all-weather event is locked in for Sunday 7 October 2018, 10am-4pm at the Matakana Country Park and will entertain with live music, cooking and wine demonstrations and activities for the kids. There will be plenty of freshly shucked oysters served au naturel and you’ll also be able to meet the local oyster farmers who grew these salty beauties.

Get ready because we’re excited to announce an epic line-up of live music this year. 80sX, Sam Allen, Laughton Kora, Fifth Element and Jade River Ukes will all be performing on the big stage, alongside local MC Wendy Douglas. Check out the website for full bios on each act.

Newly released Junction VIP Lounge tickets are now available for $79.50 which includes, priority parking and ticketing, all day access to the VIP Lounge with drink and picnic box on arrival, exclusive seating area with a view of the stage, exclusive toilets, an event glass, first glass of wine or beer free and two half shell oysters. Tickets are limited, but keep an eye out on our social media for a ‘cruisy’ competition coming your way.

Coming from Auckland city? Not to worry as there will be return coaches available for $47.00 from either the CBD Ferry Building or Smales Farm. Simply add these to your order when you purchase your ticket online. For all local festival goers, you can organise your travels directly with The Concierge team at info@theconcierge.co.nz. There will be return pick-ups available for $15.00 from Omaha, Matakana and Point Wells.

The Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana is a zero-waste event. Careful consideration is given to the products used on site and where these end up post event. ‘Mahurangi Wastebusters’ are working with all stallholders to design an event that generates less waste and making sure we are using products that can be reused, recycled and are compostable - no plastic straws allowed here!

This year sees the return of the popular shucking competition. For the entry price of $10 competitors will battle it out in heats of 12 for some amazing prizes. Registrations open at 10am on the day of the event, but be quick places are limited.

VIP adult tickets cost $79.50 – including priority parking and ticketing, VIP Lounge access with drink and picnic box on arrival, an event glass, first glass of wine or beer free and two half shell oysters.

Adult tickets cost $39.50 - including an event glass, first glass of wine or beer and two oysters.

Children (7–17 yrs old) tickets cost $17 - including a non-alcoholic drink and one oyster.

Children (0-6 yrs old ) free.

Matakana Country Park, 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana, Auckland

www.oysterfestmatakana.co.nz

www.facebook.com/oysterfestmatakana

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