Just having the Moreton Bay region is such a bloody blessing. It’s a divine trove of briny delicacies that, frankly, I feel we’ve been taking for granted. Enter the Wynnum Seafood Festival —first of its name—a vibrant celebration of the local flavour and everything the region has to offer.
The tasty explosion is poised and ready to take over Wynnum’s Edith Street on Saturday 22 October for one spectacular day of fishmongering cheer, and hopes to become an annual fixture. Now that winter’s on its way out, local fisherman are foaming at the chance to showcase the best of the new season.
Springtime is primetime for the best of the local catch so expect a feast of specialties freshly hauled from the bay. Everything from mud crabs, prawns and wild-caught fishies to oysters, scallops and (of course) Moreton Bay bugs will be splayed in abundance for all and sundry to feast their chops.
Wynnum’s proximity to the big blue bit makes it the perfect location for an all-out-glorious seafood fiesta. In a chummy display of local love, the festival will be a community effort of the entire Wynnum area with many local cafes, restaurants and independent boutiques gearing up to flood the seaside streets.
Expect live music, entertainment and plenty of stuff for the little ones kicking off at 11am and roaring on until 6pm on this action-packed Saturday that’ll leave you and the entire family happy as bivalves.
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