During its twelve years on the Marlborough calendar, the Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival has become well known for serving up a whole ocean of fun; but this year it’s going to be even better… Be prepared for a new revamped fun filled family day out! There really is something for everybody!
- For the Foodie – Need we say more? Everything about the Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival shouts… “Eat Me”. The Marlborough Greenshell Mussel™ has held centre admirably for twelve years. This year he’ll remain the star of the show, but will be joined by a full line-up of local seafood ready to be showcased, by local celebrity chef, founder of the Kids Can Cook Kitchen and Hells Kitchen contestant and winner 2003, Chris Fortune.
- For the Wine Lover – It’s no secret that you won’t go hungry at the Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival, and this year food stalls will incorporate recommended wine matches too… Cheers, bottoms up, santé, and all that jazz!
- For the Dance–Lover – Music equals dancing, go on…. Dance like nobody is watching, you know you want to!
- For the Littlies – While you enjoy the food, the wine, the comedy, the music and the dancing, your little cherubs can enjoy the NIWA Kid Zone. It will be a hive of activity with inflatables, face painting, mussel themed creative area and more!
This year the iconic Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival now in its thirteenth year, has been refreshed for 2017. Whilst the familiar Marlborough Greenshell™ mussel remains the hero of this event, it has been joined by a full line-up of local seafood ready to be showcased by celebrity chefs and paired with simply stunning local wine and beer.
Once again the Mussel opening competitions will feature the internationally recognized Guinness Book of Records “Fastest 100” record breaking attempt. Plus there are a few competitions you can take part in yourself.
The New Zealand King Salmon Cooking marquee will feature a spectacular culinary event with local Celebrity Chef – Chris Fortune whom will reflect a Marlborough culinary Focus
The NIWA Kid Zone will be a hive of activity with inflatables, face painting, mussel themed creative area and more!
Are you 16years and under? Like to create things?