Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival
Event dates to be confirmed: October 2019
The Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival will also include a car display, live performances and entertainment, markets and food stalls with a children’s activity tent.
Love oysters? Well you can compete in the annual oyster eating competition. Close to 180 people went into the draw for the competition last year. In heats of five people, competitors down a dozen oysters. The person with the fastest time goes into the final where they eat two dozen oysters. The person with the fastest time wins.
Another big aspect of the festival is the woodchopping. More than 30 people took part in the woodchopping last year. The first woodchopping event of the day will be held at 10am.
There will also be the great Karuah River Duck Race. Sponsor a duck and at a certain time during the day about 300 ducks are tipped off the Karuah Bridge. The first numbered duck to float across the finish line about 200 metres down the river wins.