The 2017 Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival is set to be the best yet. Wynetta and Skye Duggan took the camel train around the foreshore last year, and the day out is definitely one of the highlights of the year!

The 2017 Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival is set to be the best yet. Wynetta and Skye Duggan took the camel train around the foreshore last year, and the day out is definitely one of the highlights of the year!

Expect a tantalising display of what the Tin Can Bay seafood industry has to offer this year at the Seafood Festival. There’s more fresh local seafood, lots more delicious food stalls, in fact, more market stalls than ever before will line our foreshore, plus a new line-up of entertainment.

Organiser Elise Henderson, from the Tin Can Bay Chamber of Commerce, says, “I’m most looking forward to the crowning of the first Miss Seaside pageant winner.”

An inaugural competition will see vintage beauties vying for cash and a photo shoot.

With roughly 8,000 to 10,000 visitors last year, the event places Tin Can Bay on the map.

“The whole community gets behind the event – there are kindy and school fundraisers, coastguard, plus local businesses support the sea creatures,” explained Elise.

“We’ve kept it as local as possible – Rainbow Beach Helicopters will be showcasing the beautiful town from above.”

The organisers have worked hard to ensure local businesses and organisations are represented at the festival.

Live entertainment throughout the day will keep you boogying, there is plenty to do for all ages, and entry is free.

Tickets still available for Charity Dinner

Dress up in the Great Gatsby theme and make it a night – from 6.30pm, September 16 at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club.

Graeme Jensen will entertain, over $500 worth of lucky door prizes being donated from the local fishing industry and all proceeds from raffles and auctions go towards sporting organisations in our community.

Tickets are $55 for a three-course seafood meal. Opt for the meat alternative if you can’t eat seafood. More info, contact Rebecca Reibel 0438862600.

There’s a petting zoo, pony and camel rides for the kids, as well as many exciting amusement rides. The kids will be entertained while the adults can browse our new vintage vehicle display (thanks to Shannon’s Insurance).

“We have also added an artist to capture our beautiful region on canvas, which will then be auctioned at the end of the day, giving you a chance to take home a reminder of our gorgeous coastal area,” said Elise.

If all this will leave you a little thirsty, visit the Wild Oats Beer Tent for those over 18 years old to wet their whistles.

Feel like getting competitive? We have the mullet throwing (Thanks to KJ Homes) and prawn-eating competitions.

If winning is in your blood but you don’t feel like the tummy ache, why not buy a raffle ticket to go into the draw to win a boat with all the trimmings, ready for a day on our gorgeous bay.

So bring your sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and next-door neighbours for an incredible family day out on our stunning foreshore, 9am-5pm on September 23, all thanks to our major sponsors: Gympie Regional Council, Bernard’s Petroleum and Shannon’s Insurance.

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