Port Chalmers Seafood Festival
The Port Chalmers Sea Food Festival will take place on Saturday 1st
October 2011, the day before Italy play Ireland in the Rugby World Cup.
The festival will be sited on the wharf area of the Port of Otago which will provide a direct link to the harbour. A variety of vessels will service the event including fishing boats delivering fresh seafood, charter vessels carrying passengers and other commercial vessels.
The Festival will feature a wide variety of the freshest possible seafood and many other local delicacies. There will also be a selection of Otago's finest wines ales and beer. Entertainment will be provided within the event venue and throughout the historic township. This will include live music, demonstrations, displays and activities for the whole family. Situated in historic Port Chalmers and within a modern container port, this will be a unique event not to be missed.
Entertainment includes David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights with Sam Hunt, King Leo and Radler Graeme Sinclair will be helping with the children's fishing competition and filming fishing show for television.
There will be free trains and buses from Dunedin to Port Chalmers return, and the MV Monarch will have 2 return trips from Harbour Basin to Festival Wharf.
Stalls: The organising committee is seeking expressions of interest from businesses, community groups and individuals wishing to operate a stall at the 2011 Port Chalmers Sea Food Festival.
Site: The Festival will be held in Port Otago's A Shed, the area directly in front of the shed and Beach Street Wharf.
Organising Committee: The Port Chalmers Seafood Festival has an enthusiastic organising committee with a wide variety of skills. Please contact the Secretary if you would like to be involved in this exciting community project.
Chairperson - Peter Cole
Secretary - Dr Tara Duncan
Treasurer - Raewynne Pedofski
David Scott, Stuart Barson, Michael Findlay, Joan George, Jo Kidston, Fraser Booth, Heather Richardson, Ross Hutchison, Jan Tucker, Anthony Smith.