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Auckland Seafood Festival tickets on sale now

3rd October 2008

Auckland Seafood Festival tickets on sale now

In a bid to offer an even greater opportunity for festival goers, admission to the 2009 Auckland Seafood Festival will cost just $10 if purchased in advance. Gate sales at the Auckland Anniversary Weekend event will be only $15. Last year ticket prices were $20 for pre-purchase and $25 on the gate.

Tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster and would make an ideal Christmas gift. With the new Anniversary Weekend dates organisers recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment in case the event is a sell-out.

Eric Barratt, CEO of Sanford, who own the Auckland Seafood Festival says “We’re delighted to be able to offer such a reasonable ticket price. The price is coming down but the event itself is going to be bigger and better. With increased sponsorship from Auckland City Council and Heart of the City we’re able to make this great charity event even more attractive to visitors for the bargain price of just $10.”

The Auckland Seafood Festival will complement the range of other summer activities on offer on 24, 25 and 26 January 2009. With more educational and cultural elements, a more atmospheric location surrounded by water on the Halsey Street Wharf Extension and the usual array of delicious seafood and top class entertainment, the Festival offers the perfect choice for the Anniversary Weekend for Aucklanders and visitors alike.

For the $10 ticket price visitors can soak up the atmosphere including the Blessing of the Fleet which celebrates those who bring in the catches of fresh seafood and commemorate those lost at sea. It also includes the entertaining Greasy Pole contest. Popular bands will provide musical entertainment and all profits will go to an important New Zealand charity.

What: Auckland Seafood Festival
Where: Halsey Street Wharf Extension, Western Viaduct, in the Heart of Auckland, the BIG Little City
When: Auckland Anniversary Weekend - Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th January, 2009
Time: 12noon – 7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Blessing of the Fleet 2pm Saturday followed by the Greasy Pole Contest
Info: www.aucklandseafoodfestival.co.nz
How much: $10 pre-purchased through ticketmaster or $15 on the gate.



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