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Coasting : Issue 6 Dec 2009
Oyster Photo essay by AARON BROWN AWWW, SHUCKS: It was a case of 'Gone in 30 Seconds' when Michaela Pratten topped all-comers in the oyster eating competition. THE 2009 Brisbane Water Oyster Festival, at Ettalong Beach, was awash with colour and activity -- in contrast to the leaden skies which loomed for much of the day. The event was established in 2000 by Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to showcase the beautiful waterways of the Woy Woy Peninsula and the area's largest primary industry, oyster farming. The oyster is still king of the festival, but with live music, woodchops, novelty events, diverse food and wine outlets, market stalls and rides, the event has grown to become a major drawcard for families and seafood lovers from near and far. 16 central coast • new south wales SPITTING CHIPS: Wayne Parcett powers to victory in the woodchop. HOT STUFF: A number of exotic food stalls invited locals to spice things up. BLING: Kristy Carter welcomes visitors to her stall. DRAWCARD: A variety of stalls, entertainment, delicious foods and amusement rides ensured the festival had something for everyone, and a bumper crowd attended. festival
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