Contestants compete in one of the Oyster Eating heats at a past Festival - photo Andrew Baird

Bluff Oyster Festival 2019

It's time to start thinking about tickets for the 2019 Bluff Oyster and Food Festival on Saturday, 25 May. Why? Well, tickets for the 2018 event sold out in February - months before the event!

To get a feel for the hugely popular Festival, Bluff and Invercargill  download your own copy of the booklet Southland on the half shell! It has everything from tips to recipes for lovers of the best delicacy in the world - the Bluff Oyster!

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Festival-goers arrive from all parts of New Zealand - and from oveaseas. If you are flying into Invercargill, look out for our fantastic Invercargill brand and Southland speciality pop-up shop at the Airport.

The Festival itself starsts with the Piping In and the traditional Ode to the Oyster. Then its time to enjoy a wide variety of succulent southern seafood headlined by the iconic Bluff Oyster. For those not partial to seafood there will be other options plus a range of beverages to accompany the bountiful food offerings.

There will also be a great line up of musical entertainment.  

The 2019 Festival takes place at the Bluff Oyster & Food Festival site, Lee Street, Bluff; gates will open at 10.30am.

These Dunedin visitors at the 2018 Festival arrived with all the trimmings!