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25 September, 2020

Sea-rious fun at Seafest

Local families looking for places to visit and fun things to do on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend during the school holidays, need look no further than the Cardwell Seafest.

By Tanya Murphy

From Friday October 2 to Sunday October 4, Cardwell Seafest is an annual event celebrating the lifestyle, food, culture, arts and crafts of the little seaside town. 

It kicks off with “Pirates of the Coral Sea” dress up party for adults at the Marine Hotel on Friday night, and follows with family activities on the Saturday and Sunday. 

On both days, local businesses will be decorated, local residents and businesses will be dressed to the nines in their best pirate attire, and the street will come alive with great food, a bar, markets, live music and entertainment, and kids activities including a chance to meet Captain Jack Sparrow and Ariel the mermaid. 

Seafest organiser Robyn Smith said the event enabled locals to showcase their arts, crafts, plants, produce, talents and more. 

“On Saturday we have art and craft activities, drum and dance workshops and displays, crab races, helicopter joyrides, prawn peeling, and the food vans will serve up a feast so come to dine out on the foreshore . “Try our famous crab sanga, the best fish and chips or delicious prawn rolls from the cafes and in the evening enjoy a beautiful light display and fireworks. 

“On Sunday morning, there will be markets with more food and entertainment, the little pirates parade, treasure hunt, kids’ best-dressed pirate and mermaid competition, and don’t miss the Cardwell Pie Challenge featuring our famous Cardwell pies. 

“To top it off on Sunday the garden competition showcases our beautiful gardens and a great parade of hot-rods and classic cars will attract the car enthusiasts.” For more information and the Festival Program visit the Cardwell Seafest Facebook page.

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