It’s no secret that oysters and wine are two things that get our mouths watering and eyes lit. Imagine the state of us when we heard of an oyster and wine festival happening in a picturesque region famous for their small-town village vibes. You KNOW we’re excited, and you better be, too!
We’re talking Matakana, and we’re talking the Oyster & Wine Festival. Returning on Sunday, October 7th, this year the event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Set at the Matakana Country Park the festival will feature a fine line-up of live music alongside other entertainment such as cooking demos, shucking competitions and face painting and crafts for kids.
More importantly, of course, the event will feature a whole lot of oysters—freshly shucked and prepared in every way you can think of or, simply au naturel. Paired with the best of local wines, what’s not to love?
Indulge in the soft and spongey, a little slimy and 100% glorious, creamy texture of a juicy, salty oyster, washed down by the finest of local vinos.
What: The Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana
Where: Matakana Country Park
When: Sunday, October 7th, 10AM—4PM