A MOUTHFUL: Oyster eaters - what a way to go.
A MOUTHFUL: Oyster eaters - what a way to go.

How many oysters can you eat in 30 seconds?

THE Brisbane Water Oyster Festival was established in 2000 by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to showcase the beautiful waterways of the Woy Woy Peninsula and our largest primary industry, the oyster farming industry.

The annual Oyster Festival is on the second Sunday of November each year at Ettalong Beach.

It is a superb day out for the whole family and lovers of fine food and wine. The day includes fine wine from the Hunter Valley and food from around the world, with more than 40 art and craft stall as well as exhibition stands.

The day starts with a full program of live, on-stage entertainment.

Why not enter the How Many Oysters Can You Eat in 30 Seconds contest?

Organisers will run two sessions during the day.

The winners will receive a luxury harbour cruise for two, courtesy of Helloworld Woy Woy and Gosford.

The competition is hosted by 2GO. Register with Rachele O'Reilly on o423480389.

Each year, local oyster farmers produce 1.5 million oysters to grace the palettes of seafood lovers and, despite still suffering the consequences of the April storms, this resilient industry is preparing for another busy summer.

Sydney rock oysters are on the menu, a recognised superfood packed with zinc and magnesium, and rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, and C. Despite only taking a couple of seconds to eat, a Sydney rock oyster can take up to four years to grow to market size, and requires frequent handling.

Not only are these tasty shellfish incredibly healthy to eat, they are also good for the environment.

Each year, oysters grown in Brisbane Water filter the equivalent of 80,000 Olympic swimming pools of estuary water.

The annual Oyster Festival is on Sunday, November 13, from 9.30am-4pm at Ettalong Foreshore, Ettalong Beach.


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