BC Shellfish Festival – Win A Trip!

Each summer, shellfish lovers converge on the Comox Valley for the BC Shellfish Festival. Happening this year on June 17th and 18th, organizers are gearing up well in advance for this wildly popular event.

The highlight of the weekend is always the Chefs’ Dinner and tickets have already gone on sale. 200 guests will meet at the Filberg Lodge & Park on Friday, June 17th for al fresco dining prepared by some of the coast’s greatest culinary masters, including Andrew Springett, Executive Chef at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, and Richard Verhagen of Salt Spring Island’s Raven Street Market CafĂ©. Each of the six featured chefs has been paired up with a BC shellfish grower as well as delicious wines from Hester Creek Estate Winery. Tickets sell for $120 each and always sell out before the event. Get yours by e-mailing the organizers directly. (Rumour has it that the tickets are already half gone!)

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Also that weekend is the food fest that’s open to the entire public on June 18th. Shellfish vendors will be setting up shop at Marina Park in Comox from noon until twilight greeting thousands of shellfish fans. This tasty afternoon features cooking demos, an oyster shucking competition, a beer and wine garden, live music and tons and tons of shellfish to sample and slurp.

To find out more about the BC Shellfish Festival, including a full schedule of the events, visit the festival’s official website. You can also “like” the BC Shellfish Festival on Facebook or follow their active updates on Twitter.

Discover Comox Valley wants to make sure that Islanders and Mainlanders alike have the opportunity to take part in this exciting and delicious weekend. Two prize packages are available to be won and include two nights at Crown Isle Golf Resort, two ticket to the Chefs’ Dinner gala event and tickets to the BC Shellfish Festival Day at Comox Marina. Contestants who reside somewhere other than Vancouver Island also have the chance to win roundtrip airfare between downtown Vancouver and downtown Comox. To enter, please visit Discover Comox Valley’s contest page.

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