Shuck it! And come to the Matakana Oyster and Wine Festival this year.
Local oyster farmers from the Mahurangi Harbour will be shucking and serving their plump and delicious oysters au naturel, paired with local wines for a mouth-watering experience.
If you're not a fan of these salty beauties, there will be other seafood and cuisine available to satisfy your taste buds.
The all-weather event will entertain with live music, cooking and wine demonstrations, face painting, arts and crafts for the kids and of course, shucking competitions - let the oyster battle begin!
Oysters and wine often hold a notion of sophistication, however leave the heels at home and make sure you glam up your gumboots for this one. There's a special prize for the best pair of rubber on show!
Round up all your seafood-lovers for a festival not to be missed! Hurry tickets are limited.
Adult tickets cost $39.50 including an event glass, first glass of wine or beer and 2 half shell oysters
Children (7 – 17 yrs old) tickets cost $17 including a non-alcoholic drink and 1 oyster.
Children (0 - 6 yrs old ) Free
More information available online at www.oysterfestmatakana.co.nz