We've known for a while that the Wynnum-Manly area is brimming with the ocean's finest bounty. In fact, we've even suggested going on a fish and chip crawl there. Who doesn't want to mosey between coastal greasy spoons and eat seafood by the seashore at every one of them?
Well, the fine folks in the city's east have gone one better: they've made a whole day of fun out of the bayside's fondness for bugs, crabs, prawns, oysters, scallops and plenty of kinds of fish. That'd be the Wynnum Seafood Festival, a community seafood event which started last year, and will take over George Clayton Park overlooking the iconic Wynnum jetty for the second time come October 7. After 15,000 people turned up in 2016, this one promises to be bigger and better than ever.
This time around, there'll be a fresh seafood market, a gourmet food tasting area, a cooking stage and an wine and oyster bar, in case you thought the fest wasn't serious about upping the ante. Favourites such as the prawn peeling competition and mud crab race will return, plus live music, cooking demos, panel discussions, workshops, rides and activities, and market stalls.