Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival
Event dates to be confirmed: October 2023
2023 dates to be confirmed
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.
There will be the great Karuah River Duck Race. Sponsor a duck and during the day about 300 ducks are tipped off the Karuah Bridge. The first numbered duck to float across the finish line down the river wins.
Moonshadow - TQC have a western harbour cruise taking passengers from Nelson Bay to Karuah and return. Hear about the remarkable history of the Western Harbour of Port Stephens, enroute to the Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)