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Flavours Festival

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Date, Time & Location?

Saturday, 2 September 2023
11am- 8pm
Seafront Oval

Event Overview

Don't miss out on being part of the inaugural Fraser Coast Flavours Festival at Seafront Oval! Join us on Saturday 2 September and be among the first to celebrate the best of food, music, artisans, and community in the Fraser Coast. Situated on Hervey Bay's foreshore, Seafront Oval provides the perfect setting to immerse yourself in this exciting event. Indulge in a wide array of street food eats, enjoy live entertainment, and quench your thirst with beverages from regional wineries and breweries. Follow us on social media for updates on ticket sales, participating vendors, and the exciting program we have in store for you. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime at Fraser Coast Flavours, Hervey Bay's newest festival!

Can I bring Food?

Outside food is not permitted. We encourage you to enjoy the variety of food offered by our event vendors.

Seating?

Seating is limited - Patrons are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and camp chairs.  
No temporary shade structure are permitted in the venue including marquees or beach umbrellas.

How much are tickets?

Pre-sale adult tickets $10 Pre-sale child tickets $5

What to do at the event / what does a general admission ticket get me 

A General Admission ticket gives you access to
  • 2 Live Music Stages and roving entertainment
  • Regional wineries
  • 2 Licensed Beer & Spirits bars
  • Games Tent
  • Food, Provision and Market stalls and Toilets, Fencing, Security, Cleaners, Staff  
  • Children's activities

    Children’s activities include, rides, facepainting, Optus Movie Truck All children must be accompanied by an adult and is the responsibility of the accompanying adult. 

    is food available?

    Food and beverages will be available from food stalls & trucks.

    I have feedback?

    Email events@fcte.com.au for all events related enquiries or feedback.  

    How long has the festival been running?

    In its inaugural year in 2023, Fraser Coast Flavours is a new extension of Hervey Bay Seafood Festival which started in 1998 by Hervey Bay commercial fishing families to raise the profile of local product and industry to the local community. Fraser Coast Flavours has expanded to include street food, craft beer, regional wines and a day filled with good seaside vibes.

    Who Runs Fraser Coast Flavours?

    Run by Fraser Coast Tourism & Events. Fraser Coast’s local tourism, event, and destination marketing organisation.

    Amenities? 

    Fixed and portable toilets are available through the precinct including accessible toilets.

    Parking, including accessible parking

    Parking available in surrounding streets, any parking regulations on side roads will still apply Limited accessible parking is available in the Skateside Carpark.

    Stop, Drop & Roll

    A stop drop and roll is available at the Skateside Carpark.

    Transportation?

    Return busses will be running between Maryborough and Hervey Bay, return bus tickets are $12pp and can be purchased here: Purchase Bus Tickets


    Bus 1: departing Maryborough at City Hall at 10:15 am, arriving at 11:00 am. Departing Fraser Coast Flavours (Skateside Carpark) at 6:15 pm arriving at Maryborough 7:00 pm.

    Bus times:
    Wide Bay Transit will be running their regular Hervey Bay Saturday services, disembark at Hervey Bay RSL. Timetable and route information:
    Timetable Download

    Where do I get tickets?

    This event is ticketed. All tickets can be purchased via ticket purchase online from July 17, 2023. Tickets may be available at the gate depending on availability – note ticket prices on the day increase to $15/adult

    Do I need a General Admission as well as any experience tickets?

    All patrons will require a General Admission Ticket before entering the event precinct and attending other event experiences. 

    Can I bring alcohol? 

    No, Fraser Coast Flavours is a fully licensed precinct. There is no BYO, all alcohol will be confiscated by security at the gate. 

    Can I bring my dog/pet? 

    No pets allowed. Assistance animals are exempt. 

    Provision Stalls?

    Yes, there will be a range market stalls selling provisions, homewares, crafts and more.  

    How can I apply to be a vendor?

    To apply to be a vendor Visit Flavours - Contact. Application links can be found below the contact form. 

    Are companion card tickets available?

    Yes, please call 1800 811 728 to arrange the purchase of your subsidised companion card entry ticket.  Companion Card applies to general admission tickets only.