Experience good food, local wine and plenty of entertainment for a Day on the Bay

Picturesque: A Day on the Bay is a unique food and wine event held at various
venues throughout idyllic Coffin Bay. Photo: Supplied
Picturesque: A Day on the Bay is a unique food and wine event held at various venues throughout idyllic Coffin Bay. Photo: Supplied

Experience a wonderful weekend of food, wine and ambience in Coffin Bay for the annual A Day on the Bay event.

Now in its fourth year, the committee has decided to change up the program this year with the first ever two-day event.

“This is the first time we've ever tried a two day event to make it a family weekend,” said committee member Ian ‘Beebs’ Beeby.

“The family fun day part will take place on Saturday with kids events down on the foreshore from 1-3pm, but on the Sunday it’s all about the food and wine.”

The event will showcase local oysters and other tantalising dishes with live music, local tours and family fun activities to enjoy over both days.

The weekend will start with a fun activity-filled day for the whole family on Saturday, September 22. 

Delicious: Enjoy all the food Coffin Bay has to offer on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Photo: 1802 Oyster Bar and Bistro

Delicious: Enjoy all the food Coffin Bay has to offer on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Photo: 1802 Oyster Bar and Bistro

You can check out the kids mini Olympics at the Coffin Bay Yacht Club from 1-3pm with fun activities for the kids.

“There will be fun giant games like Jenga,” Ian said.

The Yacht Club will also be holding a come and try sailing event for a gold coin donation from 10am-4pm on Saturday. For more information call Peter Henderson on 0437 513 006.

Coffin Bay Bowling Club will be putting on an open-gender two bowls triples tournament. Entry is $30 per team, with the chance of cash prizes subject to the number of teams entered. To register your team email coffinbaybc@gmail.com

Coffin Bay Golf Club will be holding a three-person Ambrose for $10 per person on Saturday with tee off at 12.30pm. Non-golfers are welcome, but everyone needs to have their names in by midday. For more information call Steve on 0427 854 379.

There will also be a Coffin Bay oyster farm and bay tour on Saturday from 9am.

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Explore the waterways of Coffin Bay and visit the Pure Coffin Bay Oysters farm for fresh oyster tastings.

Travel 16kms by oyster punt to the growing and fattening sites and maybe even catch a glimpse of the local seal population for $145 per person with family, student and senior discounts available.

There will also be a Kellidie Bay oyster farm and bay tour on the Sunday at 11am and 1pm.

View the Kellidie Bay oyster farms and cruise around Coffin Bay waterways for one hour for $25 per person.

For more information or to book call 0428 261 806.

On Sunday it's all about the food with 1802 Oyster Bar and Bistro, Beachcomber, Coffin Bay Sporting Association, Coffin Bay Yacht Club, Coffin Bay Hotel and Coffin Bay Pizza & Takeaway offering a long-lunch style smorgasbord of food.

“All of the participating businesses are offering entree style serves of oysters, local food, good wine and entertainment during the day from 11am-4pm,” Ian said.

“Every business has different dishes and all the menus are online so you can plan your day in beautiful Coffin Bay.”

Another exciting addition to this years A Day on the Bay event is a competition to win a return trip from Port Lincoln to Adelaide with Rex (Regional Express).

Purchase Down the Bay merchandise to go into the draw. See venues for more details.

“We’re also offering a stay three days pay for two accommodation special for anyone who wants to come and stay for the weekend at the Coffin Bay Hotel, Coffin Bay Caravan Park, Coffin Bay Holiday Rentals or Coffin Bay Holiday Homes,” Ian said.

For more information on this deal, courtesy bus transfers or any other A Day in the Bay information go to the website www.coffinbay.net

The committee would like to thank Kemp Real Estate, Rex (Regional Express), Bendigo Community Bank, Coffin Bay General and Liquor Store and the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula for sponsoring this event.