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The Port Chalmers Seafood Festival, set at the Port of Otago, is iconic for showing off local seafood cuisine and the seaside town which welcomes over 90 cruise ships every summer, and was the birthplace of New Zealand’s export meat trade. 

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Run by Locals for the community

The Festival is completely run by local volunteers who have worked together to create a professional festival that is fun for the whole family. Its roots are in the community it serves and in 2015 the festival returned over $20,000 to West Harbour and wider Dunedin community groups. If you would like to be a volunteer for 2017 check out our Volunteer Form

It’s all here with over 40 stalls ...

Legendary Southern Clams, crayfish, fresh fish, New Zealand Green Lipped mussels, Whitebait, craft beer, Central Otago wine, fish touch tanks, kids games and story time, live local music, cooking demonstrations, free buses… the list could go on! It’s all here with over 40 stalls and set right here in Port Chalmers!

 The NEW & Improved Venue!

Port Otago is the heart and soul of Port Chalmers industry, and they’re kind enough to donate the use of their new cruise ship terminal which gives us over TWO TIMES more covered space, so no matter the weather there will be plenty of shelter (even if the Kraken comes knocking).