Are you looking for great ideas for family fun on Father’s Day? Plan on having a seafood adventure with the entire family at this year’s BC Seafood Festival in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Discover how delicious and healthy seafood can be during the 2019 BC Seafood Festival Signature Weekend from June 14 – 16, 2019.
Cheer on celebrity chefs, mixologists and oyster shuckers as they fight their way to win prizes including the coveted $5,000 top prize from the BC Seafood Festival Chef Challenge, presented by Garland Canada and FortisBC. Signature Weekend ticketholders sample, savour and slurp the freshest BC seafood while enjoying featured BC wines, ciders and live music performances. Tickets for kids under 12 are free with the purchase of Signature Weekend passes!
Treat Dad on June 16th to Bounty! A Brunch Seafood Cookout! Dads and seafood lovers get schooled by top seafood chefs to cook brunch during this hands-on intimate VIP cooking experience creating AND eating a delicious seafood dish. Mixologists will prepare cocktails to set-off this brag-worthy seafood brunch in style. Have Dad taste the weekend away at all the Tasting and Beverage stations featuring kelp and sea asparagus ice cream, artisan smoked oysters, wild BC halibut ceviche tacos and more!
Family fun in the Kids Interactive Zone returns with touch tanks and interactive displays. Learn about wildlife rescue, sustainable seafood and aquaculture. Kids can visit the Storytime tent, play games and enjoy all things seafood! Get your little ones cooking in our Kids Seafood Cooking Classes for 5-12 years and 10-15 year olds! New for this year, “Learn to Shuck” classes for 12-18 year olds with sessions available during the Signature Weekend. Classes are FREE!
Sign-up for the new Junior Chef Competition for a chance to compete to win an amazing $1,000 RESP contribution provided by Mindset Wealth and bragging rights! Four junior chefs aged 8-15 will be selected to compete. Just like in the big leagues, there will be a twist ingredient the junior chefs must incorporate into their dishes. And what’s a competition without a race against the clock? The junior chefs will have just 45 short minutes to prepare a seafood masterpiece and win the judges over with their creativity, plate presentation and, of course, delicious flavours.
Baked n’Boiled Kitchen Party is a must-attend event for the entire family! Break out the fiddles where East coast meets West at a good old fashioned seafood boil! Simmering pots that are chock-full of local shellfish along with tasty sides are part of the fun along with music from The Whiskeydicks!
BC Seafood Festival 2019 Signature Weekend pass tickets are now on sale at BCSeafoodFestival.com. Weekend Pass with 50 food vouchers $70, Weekend Pass (no food) $25, Saturday or Sunday Day Pass $15.
Enter now to win the Shuck-It! Let’s Go! Geataway contest (open til midnight June 2nd) This culinary adventure prize getaway for two includes:
- Two roundtrip flights with Air Canada to the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) from anywhere in BC,
- A three-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites,
- Transportation to all events and activities with Ambassador Transportation
- Two All-Access Passes to the BC Seafood Festival Signature Weekend June 14 to 16!
- Half day Wildlife Tour with Big Animal Encounters
- Two $100 dining cards to seafood restaurants
- Two tickets on a Sip and Savour Tour
For more information about the Comox Valley, accommodation, tickets and all the incredible events, go to BCSeafoodFestival.com or call the Vancouver Island Visitors Center 1-855-400-2882.