Sat, 12 Nov|
Lions' Park (Mudbrick Pavilion precinct)
Wild Harvest Seafood Market
Saturday 12th November 2022 - Food vans, craft stalls, live music, information about Mallacoota and its ocean environment, kids activities, and of course, all the freshest seafood on offer.
Time & Location
12 Nov 2022, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Lions' Park (Mudbrick Pavilion precinct), 6 Greer St, Mallacoota VIC 3892, Australia
About The Event
The festival’s centrepiece is Saturday’s Seafood Market. The Lion’s Park positively hums on market day, with seafood vendors moving their exquisite produce, plucked fresh from the surrounds.
There’ll be stalls for fresh seafood, stalls for food, stalls for workshops, all packed in like… well, sardines. The vibrant marketplace buzzes with live music, kids’ activities, food trucks and a hyperactive program of special events. Don’t forget to bring your empty esky to stock up on some of the best seafood you’ll ever taste.
2022 highlights include a cooking demonstration by Chef Stefano De Pieri who will be cooking Italian dishes with local Sea Urchins and so much more.
There’s no shortage of entertainment for all the small-fry with free face painting, music performances and stories, and festival-favourite, the Seafood Olympics. You can also meet native critters - from frogs to fruit bats, and possums to pythons - and learn about their recovery after the bushfires.
FESTIVAL MARKET PROGRAM
All day activities Live music by Todd Cook Free face painting Meet the Native Animals with Black Snake Productions at the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority stall Educational stalls from Parks Victoria, FishCare (don’t forget to book into one of their fishing clinics when you visit), Maritime Safety Victoria, East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and the Victorian Fisheries Authority who will have a variety of giveaways and activities and even a boat and tractor to explore.
Play2Learn Bus will have fun play based activities for young children.
9:00am Local author reading of What Would Happen Do You Suppose? by Julie Parker at the Play2Learn bus
9:15am Kids’ Singalong with Uncle Noel Butler and his wife Trish who will educate children through song about local critters, next to the Play2Learn Bus
10:00am Official festival opening on the main stage
10:30am Cooking demonstration by renowned chef Stefano De Pieri of ‘A Gondola on the Murray’ will cook a series of Italian dishes including spaghetti with Sea Urchin and Fregol with mussels.
10:30am - 12:00pm Seafood Olympics for kids of all ages, hosted by RecLink