This year’s annual Seafood Fest was another successful event bringing large numbers of people to the town.
There were many types of dishes on offer that included locally grown Coromandel harbour oysters, fish, squid, mussel fritters, skewered bacon and scallops to name a few.
On top of the food stalls where a variety of other items on offer that featured art, clothing and educational features including coastguard.
It’s clear that there is a large demand for local seafood with everyone tucking in to the offerings and making the most of the entertainment on offer with live music.
The food demonstrations went down a treat and many different dishes were produced by Derek the chef and chefs who work in local restaurants or cafes.
This year they changed the event layout to include separate marque for cooking demonstrations and stage for live music that was a large truck appropriately supplied by the Mussel Kitchen.
This certainly worked well and will be utilised again for the future.
Even though some thought the event was smaller this was not the case with more stalls and activities on offer this year.
Despite this some food stalls underestimated the demand for seafood running out before the end of the day.
All in all it was a great day and enjoyed by many families also. We look forward to making some improvements for next year’s event and will continue to make it even better.
The committee thanks the following sponsors for their support: Colonial Cottages, Coromandel Fish n Dive, Coromandel Area School, Coro Cowboy Charters, Coromandel Four Square, Facility Works, Fishing and Outdoors Newspaper, Gold FM, Harcourts, Marine Farm Association, NZ Kayak Fishing - Yak Fish Productions, Richardsons, Salty Towers, and Strongman Diesel.
Sales Manager: Graham Carter P: 07 8551833 M: 021 02600437 E:
W: www.fishingoutdoors.org P.O. Box 10580, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3240 Facebook