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Portarlington Mussel Festival 2019

Celebrate Port Phillip seafood by spending a day at the nation's mussel capital.
By Jonathan Ford
November 21, 2018
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Portarlington Mussel Festival 2019

Celebrate Port Phillip seafood by spending a day at the nation's mussel capital.
By Jonathan Ford
November 21, 2018
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Portarlington Mussel Festival has become one of the largest yearly events to take place in the tiny bayside community. Last year, over ten tonnes of locally harvested mussels were served to 30,000 seafood-loving punters.

For its 12th year, Australia's mussel capital will host over 120 food stalls, peddling not only shellfish but fresh local produce too. There'll be live music across five stages, art, cooking demos, activities for kids and, most importantly, beer and wine tastings. And entry is just five bucks.

Established in 2007, the festival highlights the importance of the Bellarine's aquaculture industry — 60 percent of Australia's mussels come from Portarlington. Despite the town's remoteness, you can jump on a ferry from Melbourne or, even better, do a coastal road trip.

Image: Visit Victoria. 

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