Kilcunda Lobster Festival
The lobster festival is our annual fundraising event, held on the Kilcunda foreshore area. The 2019 event was another success with around 5000 people enjoying the festival throughout the course of the day. Check out the festival photos on our Gallery page.
The next festival will be held on Australia Day - 26th January 2020
One of the main attractions is the lobster spinning wheel. The spinning wheel generally runs between 10 am and 3 pm, with a spin occurring about every five minutes. The prize for each of the lucky ticket holders is a huge freshly cooked lobster.
The festival also has a carnival, including amusements and an animal nursery. There is a large market with many varied stalls. Food and drink is available, including lobster lunches, and music all day. This is a dog friendly event but dogs MUST BE FRIENDLY, be on leads and kept under control at all times and a poop pick up event!
The lobster festival is a great community event and you are certain to have a good time.
The 2020 Expression of Interest form for stall holders for the 2020 Festival is now available. If you are interested in applying for a stall please ensure you read the Expression of Interest form PLUS the Terms & Conditions prior to applying. Please also note submitting an Expression of Interest does not automatically guarantee a space.
If you are a returning stall holder please note the time changes from 2019 as the 2020 Festival falls on Australia Day and we have decided to open the event one hour later @ 10am so this changes the bump in times.
The 2020 Lobster Festival is a Single Use Plastic Free event and we are asking vendors to move away from plastic containers of any kind as per Clause 1 of the Terms & Conditions. We are happy to work with vendors in assisting them to move to biodegradable or compostable containers so don’t hesitate to ask us for assistance. Please also be aware of the State Government new plastic ban rules that came into effect on 1/November as they will be applied to the 2020 Lobster Festival. The information can be found at https://vicbagban.com.au
There will be a serious focus on Waste Management in 2020 and vendors are a large part of this process so we are looking for Stall holders that share our values in this area so please tell us what you are doing that can assist.
Stall holder inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
General inquiries to email@example.com
Please note that stall holders must have public liability insurance for the event, and that public liability insurance for qualifying non-commercial stallholders is available from the Bass Coast Shire Council for the day. An application form for this insurance may also be downloaded from the link below. If you wish to apply for this insurance, you need to complete the form, make the payment to Council, and then include a copy of your form and your receipt with your stall application.