Apollo Bay Seafood Festival will continue in 2019 thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival has secured a $10,000 grant through the fund.
The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival will showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay to the world, bring visitors from far and wide and support local businesses and local jobs.
The family fun event features cooking demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, live music and a selection of locally brewed beers and ciders from Prickly Moses.
Events like this mean serious business for Apollo Bay and surrounding areas. They attract visitors, create jobs and keep local businesses busy.
Since 2014, the Andrews Labor Government has helped deliver a calendar of more than 160 regional events that have brought a steady stream of visitors, increased overnight stays and boosted the regional economy in Victoria.
The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival will add to Western Victoria’s calendar of unmissable events funded through the Labor Government’s Regional and Major Events Fund including the Grampians Grape Escape.
The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival will run from 15-17 February, 2019.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support events such as the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival, which play a vital role in attracting visitors and supporting the growth of tourism in regional and rural areas.”
“Regional events provide a great reason to explore Victoria’s regions, keeping our hotels booked, restaurants and bars buzzing and providing jobs for local people – and that’s what it’s all about.”
“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.”