Karuah’s Annual Timber and Oyster Festival is Back

Tina Cole on the Karuah River Waterfront with a fresh shucked oyster. Photo by Marian Sampson.


OYSTERS, Woodchopping, fishing and family friendly fun is what Karuah’s Timber and Oyster Festival promises to deliver on 21 October.

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The woodchopping which is always popular kicks off at 10am.

Of course the festival celebrates the wonderful produce of the region with oysters fresh from the Karuah River being one of the star attractions.

The question on many locals minds, is, who will win the oyster eating competition in 2019?

Last year around 180 people put their hats in the ring to participate to see who could down a dozen oysters in the heats and for those making it to the finals the competition doubles down with competitors downing two dozen oysters.

Cole Bros Oysters will be serving up a variety of oysters for festival goers including hot cheesy oysters, versions with bacon and of course oysters al a natural!

Festival goers will be pleased to hear that the oysters are currently good eating.

Tina Cole of Cole Bros Oysters told News Of The Area, “The oysters are good all year round, they’re quite fat now.

“We’ll be serving up barbequed oysters with cheese, as well as lovely fresh oysters at the festival.”

The Karuah Motor Yacht Club will once again hold a junior fishing competition on the day of the festival.

The great Karuah River Duck Race will be back with ducks ready and waiting for your sponsorship.

The ducks race down the river from the Karuah River Bridge and the first numbered duck to float across the finish line will win the day.

Last years winner pocketed a handy $300 cash.

There’s so much to see and do, check out the cars on display, chill out listening to the live entertainment, and check out the markets and food stalls.



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