With two weeks until the 2021 Narooma Oyster Festival, organisers are urging locals to pre-purchase their tickets amid concerns locals may miss out as the festival approaches its maximum capacity.
“We want to make sure the message is getting across to locals that they need to pre-purchase their tickets this year,” said Festival Chair Cath Peachey.
“In the past we’ve had strong Saturday gate sales from locals with free entry on Friday night. Covid has changed the game and now tickets to both the Friday night warmup and the festival on Saturday need to be pre-purchased online,” said Ms Peachey. “The concern is that locals are waiting to get tickets on the day and by then we might have sold out”.
Ms Peachey is also advising locals that ticketed bus transfers to Narooma from Batemans Bay stopping in Mogo, Moruya, and Bodalla have been organised for Saturday 1 May with a free (non-ticketed) Narooma/Dalmeny shuttle organised for Friday night and Saturday.
“We’re trialling bus transfers this year to help with visitor transport and the spread of accommodation throughout the Shire,” said Ms Peachey. “There are five buses from Batemans Bay at $5 one way – it’s really great value.”
With celebratory fireworks scheduled for 8.30pm on Friday, 30 April, local dog owners are being asked to be aware of the fireworks and keep their pets inside or in a safe place.
Friday night tickets are $5 and Saturday tickets are $25 (kids under 16 free) and need to be pre-purchased from www.naroomaoysterfestival.com.
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