Ceduna Oysterfest 2017
September 29 - October 1
Starting from humble beginnings in 1991 by a small but dedicated committee spearheaded by local dentist Don Urquhart, the Oysterfest began as an avenue to promote our fledgling oyster industry and give back to a community suffering from economic downturn and drought. Over 2000 people turned out to enjoy the festival. Today it is a means to showcase our fine local seafood and to celebrate our unique west coast culture.
The event is held on the picturesque Murat Bay foreshore over three days on the South Australian Labour Day long weekend each year and regularly attracts crowds of over 6,000 visitors to the festival.
Offering a broad range of cultural workshops, live music, sideshhow rides, entertainment, fine seafood and wine, The Oysterfest is one of Eyre Peninsula’s premier events. Highlights of the festival include the spectacular fireworks display over the bay, fish filleting competition and more quirky events such as the Stein Holding and Oyster Shuck & Eat competition. Visitors principally come to the event to indulge in the local oysters, a variety of locally caught seafood and the fine regional wines.