The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival, on Sunday August 12, 2018 celebrates the best produce from the waters of Wide Bay.
It’s organised by the men and women of the seafood industry, whose fleet is moored nearby, and this year they’re marking the event’s milestone 20th anniversary.
The Hervey Bay commercial fishing industry has a strong reputation for exceptional local wild catch seafood, including top quality whiting, mullet, reef fish, prawns, crabs and scallops.
So on the second weekend in August each year, stalls pop up along the foreshore with a range of seafood dishes from good restaurants, and local fishermen are on hand to fillet and cook their fresh catches.
Tastes of the Bay is a signature pop up restaurant at the festival that pairs seafood and wine. Our own celebrity chef Andrew Mirosch (a former pro fisherman) creates six amazing courses, to be enjoyed alongside the selections of Sirromet Winery chief wine maker Adam Chapman.
There’s also a Fisherman’s Kitchen Seafood Cookery Marquee. This year featuring Hajime Horiguchi, who opened the first Japanese charcoal grilled restaurant on the Fraser Coast, called Tanto.
Food, wine, and there’s plenty of entertainment to accompany it, with live musical performances with a strong country feel.
So join the festivities in Fishermens Park, Urangan to taste the region’s best.