Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ballina Prawn Festival 2014

Last Saturday was the 2nd annual Ballina Prawn Festival. The day was full of amazing events including a grand parade, eat street, rides, a prawn shelling competition, a sandcastle building contest and much more. Unfortunately I had to work in the daytime but we headed straight from work to Missingham Park to check out the Festival.
We started off by grabbing something to eat and opted for Pizza from Olive and Luca and found a sunny spot to sit and eat by the main stage while we were entertained by some fab songs and amazing covers from the Pigs. I have to confess I'm not usually a fan of country music but these guys were great!
After dinner we went to grab a sweet treat and found one in the form of these fabulous strawberry lemon myrtle cupcakes from Nerolie's Cupcakes. I cannot sing these cupcakes praises enough as they were pretty much the best cakes I have ever tasted. The strawberry icing had a serious strawberry hit and tasted like real berries not that disgusting artificial taste you normally get and the lemon myrtle (which I love on pretty much anything!) added a nice zing. They were topped with native finger lime for the extra zesty hit and were simply divine!
After being nicely full we went for a wander around the stalls and then headed across the Missingham bridge so we could get a good spot to watch the fireworks. I'll leave you with some pictures of the fireworks display: