Planning ahead of time is the complete antithesis of the Adelaide mentality. Events book out a mere few days before the event, the mad scramble for a ticket is our version of a high stakes lifestyle.
But there is one weekend which is exempt from the last minute rush to book events and it is notoriously overbooked.
Next year, the town of Port Broughton is taking giant leaps in hosting their first ever seafood festival on Good Friday.
Seafood on Spencer will be held in historic Yorke Peninsula town, Port Broughton, only two hours out of the city.
Boasting a population exceeding just over 1000, Port Broughton’s numbers change drastically during tourist season.
The seafood scene in the Spencer Gulf is undeniably a huge drawcard and the festival will be oriented around the huge range of produce that comes from the region.
Considering the vicinity, you can expect the freshest seafood on offer. Straight from the fishermen, into the bucket and then into your mouth.
The festival won’t just be produce on offer, there’ll be a range of food and drink options available, as well as live music from Port Broughton’s favourite local duo Remfry & Stringer and talented Adelaide musician Sam Brittain and band who will be playing all the classic tunes throughout the afternoon.
The solid treats we’re expecting include salt and pepper calamari, fish and chips, tommy ruff burgers, paella, crab rolls, prawn skewers and pizza galore.
If this looks vaguely threatening to you, do not worry, a range of non-seafood, gluten free and vegan options will also be present.
Tasting BBQs offering a variety of Spencer Gulf Seafood caught in the waters out from Port Broughton and wash it all down with Gin from Sunnyhill Distillery or Craft beer from Watsacowie.
My Kitchen Rules contestant Sal Caputo will be at the festival doing a live cooking demonstration and there will be plenty of activities for the children in the kids zone.
Tickets are $15 for adults and include a Seafood On Spencer (SOS) stemless wine glass or SOS stubby holder on arrival.
Organised and driven by the local fishing families and members of the community that share the same passion to showcase how amazing their local Spencer Gulf Seafood is in a relaxed and fun filled day.
Head to Port Broughton on Friday 10 April 2020 for a seafood experience to remember.
Purchase your ticket before 31 October and go in the running to win $100 Country Getaways voucher, 4 Meal Vouchers, and a bottle of wine.
Tickets are on sale here.