Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana 2018

The Mahurangi oyster season is well under way, and very soon those little sea beauties will be at their very best just in time for Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana. Returning for a second year the festival celebrates their creamy goodness alongside local wine and beer. On top of the freshly shucked oysters local chefs and food trucks will create oyster and seafood dishes that will make your mouth water.

Grab your gummies for this all-weather event set in the heart of the Matakana wine region. Within the demo tent discover the art of wine oyster matching, hear from local oyster farmers or learn to shuck. Already a shucking pro? Try your hand at the all-day shucking competition ($10 entry fee), with great prizes and the converted Top Shucker trophy.

 With an epic line-up of live music by 80sX, Sam Allen, Laughton Kora, Fifth Element and locals Jade River Ukes you’ll want to pick your spot and stay all day. Kids are covered too with arts and crafts and funky face painting.

The VIP tickets have already sold out as did the entire festival last year. With no door sales you’ll want to secure yours before it’s too late.

Adults $39.40, glass of wine/beer and two oysters. Kids $17, drink and an oyster

Wine and Oyster Matching Seminar $26.50, 10.30am or 12.30pm (book with event ticket)

Transport

Ferry Building & Smales Farm $47 - www.oysterfestmatakana.co.nz 

Matakana & Omaha $15 - The Concierge 021 259 7940

Leigh $25, Warkworth and Snells Beach $20 www.mahucityexpress.co.nz

Mangawhai Heads and Village $35 - Leabourn 09 423 7416

Sunday 7 October 10am-4pm

The Oval, Matakana Country Park

www.oysterfestmatakana.co.nz

www.facebook.com/oysterfestmatakana

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