Upcoming festival is a bit fishy

THERE’S something a bit fishy about the 2010 Gladstone Area Water Board Seafood Festival – and that’s no lie.

Fresh fish, prawns, scallops and other seafood delicacies will make it on to the menu of this year’s event which will be celebrated on Sunday, September 12.

To be hosted at the Gladstone Marina from 10am to 4pm, the 12th annual Seafood Festival will feature a range of fresh and cooked seafood, cooking demonstrations, market stalls, live music and fashion parades, not to mention the famous Celebrity One-Armed Raw Prawn Peeling Contest.

Organised by Gladstone Festival and Events, this year’s event will feature a new celebrity chef in the form of cook, author and television presenter Sally Jenyns.

Ms Jenyns will present two cooking displays during the festival.

Gladstone Festival and Events general manager Michelle Stafford said a decision had been made this year to move the festival back a week from the usual date of Father’s Day, allowing volunteers to spend the day with their family.

Ms Stafford said there were still a few places available for those who wished to have a market or food stall at the event.

“We are expecting another good turnout, especially if we get the great weather of late,” Ms Stafford said.



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