NEXT year’s Apollo Bay Seafood Festival will expand to a three-day event thanks to a funding boost from the state government.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced last week that Apollo Bay Seafood Festival has secured a $10,000 grant through the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund.
The family-friendly event features cooking demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, live entertainment, market stalls and locally brewed beers and ciders from Prickly Moses.
Showcasing the best of the region’s fresh and local seafood, the Festival is a key date on the region’s events calendar, attracting 15,000 people each year.
“We’re proud to be supporting the 2018 Apollo Bay Seafood Festival, an event that showcases the best of the region’s fresh, local seafood,” Ms Tierney said.
“It’s events like this that keep our bars, restaurants and hotels busy, and puts Apollo Bay on the map for visitors.
“We’re so lucky to live in a region that brings such diverse delights every season. I’d encourage everyone to grab your family, friends and a picnic rug and come down to Apollo Bay to taste and explore the exceptional produce of this beautiful region.
“Our Regional Events Fund is helping to grow our enviable calendar of events – and that means more jobs and stronger economies across our regions.”