Portarlington Mussel Festival
The Portarlington Mussel Festival is held in the picturesque village of Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula.
It’s a family festival of fun! See you on Saturday 14th January, 2017.
Since its inception in 2007, the festival has grown year on year and now attracts over 15,000 people. Initially established to promote the Portarlington Mussel Industry, the festival now boasts a full day of activities….including live entertainment, kids activities, cooking demonstrations, art & photo exhibitions, vintage car displays and of course plenty of Bellarine Peninsula food & wine producers offering product to try and buy!
The Portarlington Mussel Festival is organised by a dedicated committee of volunteers who wish to promote local produce as well as promote Portarlington as an ideal holiday destination. Portarlington is the mussel capital of Victoria, so it was a natural choice to run a mussel festival.
The festival will showcase local produce, including wine, olives, and cheeses. There will be mussels to sample and purchase, prepared in a variety of ways. They will be available to purchase fresh from the Pier, and a charter boat will run trips to the mussel farms.