Chloe Duplessis, 22 months.
Chloe Duplessis, 22 months.

Seafood fest attracts thousands

WITH a feast of delicacies straight from the ocean it was hard to resist the 2010 Gladstone Area Water Board Seafood Festival.

Thousands flocked to the Gladstone Marina yesterday to buy freshly cooked catch, from seafood platters to Coffin Bay Oysters and red spot king prawns.

Celebrating its 12th year, the festival drew many regulars plus a host of newcomers like Elaine and Mike Wagner who are on holiday from the Gold Coast.

Having just arrived, the couple took a stroll around while tasting some of the local delights.

“It’s lovely ... we have something similar on the coast with the popular annual Food Festival,” Elaine said.

Gladstone Festival and Events general manager Michelle Stafford said the day had been fantastic.

“It’s fresh seafood that people are here to enjoy and the weather is just perfect,” Ms Stafford said. “The cooking demonstrations by guest chef Sally Jenyns have gone really well.”



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