The three-day Wild Harvest Seafood Festival returns to regional Victoria this year

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The three-day Wild Harvest Seafood Festival returns to regional Victoria this year

Feast on Whelks, Urchins, Abalone, oysters and more as Wild Harvest Seafood Festival returns to Mallacoota on November 11, 12 and 13.

The stunning East Gippsland town of Mallacoota is bringing back its seafood festival for 2022, encouraging visitors from all over Victoria and interstate to visit, discover and feast on their pristine seafood.

The inaugural Wild Harvest Seafood Festival in 2019 was a smash hit and further enhanced Mallacoota’s already rising reputation as one of Victoria’s best off-the-beaten-path destinations. Sadly we haven’t seen the festival since, with COVID causing the cancellation of the festival in 2020 and 2021.

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Showcasing some of Australia’s freshest and most outstanding local seafood, produce, beer and wine, amidst the beautiful surrounds of the Wilderness Coast in November, the three-day festival is a celebration of Mallacoota’s long history and connection to the ocean. It provides a rare opportunity to purchase and taste sea urchin and whelks, the abalone for which Mallacoota is famous, and the best oysters and mussels from nearby coastal communities.

At the heart of the event is the free open-air Wild Harvest Seafood Market, as well as dinner and tasting events hosted by nationally-renowned seafood chefs and food writers.

Sailor’s Grave has confirmed their legendary urchin-infused beer, which debuted to acclaim at Wild Harvest 2019, will make a return for the 2022 festival, sure to attract beer-afficionados from far and wide.

As champions of regional Victoria, it’s become abundantly clear over the past few years that East Gippsland is fast-becoming one of Australia’s best food tourism destinations, and Wild Harvest will no doubt reach beyond the ocean to bring together some of Australia’s freshest and most outstanding local produce, beer and wine from across the region.

More events and attractions will be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more delicious details.

Wild Harvest Seafood Festival takes place from November 11 – November 13 2022. Find out more here.

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