The seaside town of Bluff is on the southernmost tip of New Zealand's South Island and home to oysters the locals say are well worth making a song and dance about.
They grow slowly in the cold, clear waters of Foveaux Strait and when finally plump and juicy are harvested and sent around the world.
Every year when the oysters are at their tasty peak, there is much singing and dancing and of course, downing of the famous oysters.
Along with savouring these salty delicacies, there are other related and fun activities like oyster opening and and eating competitions along with creativity awards for oyster sacks.
Whilst the oyster is obviously the star, other local seafood specialities like crayfish, paua (abalone), scallops, salmon, blue cod and mussels are all on show. For those who may prefer other food types, there's also muttonbird, venison, lamb and more.
New Zealand's natural food partners are their great southern ales and wines so for a great all-round taste of Bluff, grab your hat, scarf and coat and join the party.
WHEN: 10.30am - 5.00pm, Saturday 20th May 2017
WHERE: Bluff, South Island, NZ
COST: SOLD OUT for 2017
BOOKINGS: Tickets are limited. Purchase via any TicketDirect outlet or visit the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival website (link above) to purchase online.
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