Chamber announces new oyster festival venue
The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Brisbane Water Oyster Festival would be held on November 11, but at its new venue at the Ettalong Market Complex in Ocean View Rd at Ettalong Beach.
"It was decided to relocate the iconic event to the Ettalong Market Complex in recognition of any possible clash with Remembrance Day ceremonies on the Ettalong Beach foreshore reserve", said Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales.
"The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival will go ahead as planned on November 11 as it always does on the second Sunday of November each year.
"We are pleased that both Atlantis Ettalong Beach and Galleria at the Ettalong Beach Markets have come on board as major sponsors," Mr Wales said.
"The Ettalong Market Complex is actually an ideal site for the festival with ample room for all the traditional activities associated with the event including live entertainment, oyster eating competition, food and wine outlets and plenty of market stalls.
"And as we do each year that the Festival falls on Remembrance Day, a minute's silence will be held at 11am with the Last Post played out of respect for those who gave their lives for our country," Mr Wales said.
"The Chamber is proud to hold the Oyster Festival each year as a purely community-based event.
"It is the business community's way a giving back to local community a free event for local families and visitors to our area.
"We would like to thank all our sponsors and in particular the Central Coast Council which has worked so hard to ensure that the relocation of the event runs smoothly," he said.
Media release, 8 Aug 2018
Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
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