Tourism Tofino-Sponsored “Weekend Oyster Worshipper” (WOW) Getaway Contest Prize Includes 2 Nights At Award-Winning Wickaninnish Inn

TOFINO, BC – October 23, 2012 – Tourism Tofino and the Clayoquot Oyster Festival Society today unveiled details of the Clayoquot Oyster Festival to be held in Tofino, British Columbia, from November 14 – 17, 2012.  In its 16th year, the Clayoquot Oyster Festival welcomes food lovers from around the world each year to experience a variety of culinary and educational events including oyster farm tours, a costume ball and a gala dinner showcasing unique oyster dishes prepared by the area’s renowned chefs. The 2012 Clayoquot Oyster Festival slogan is “Indulgently Keeping Tofino’s Population Growing Since 1997.”

New to the festival this year is the Tourism Tofino-sponsored “Weekend Oyster Worshipper” (WOW) getaway contest with a prize package valued at $1000.00 including:

The WOW contest may be entered at until 3:00 PM on November 7 when the winner will be chosen at random.


“The Clayoquot Oyster Festival celebrates Tofino’s natural connection to oyster culture,” said Festival Coordinator, Bobby Lax.   “The oyster provides pleasure like no other food and since Tofino is a place built around the natural pleasures of life, the festival showcases where and how we live.  Over the course of 4 days, festival attendees will have the unique opportunity to tour an oyster farm, dress up in under-the-sea themed costumes, take in a live cabaret show, sample oyster dishes from 12 talented chefs, and join the crowd of 600 people slurping back 10,000 oysters.”


Supported by many local businesses and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild, Clayoquot Oyster Festival 2012 highlights include:


Wednesday, November 14, 8:00 PM

Darwin’s Café, Tofino Botanical Gardens

Friday, November 16, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

The Wickaninnish Inn

Friday, November 16, 8:30 PM

Tofino Community Hall

Saturday, November 17, beginning at 9:30 AM

Saturday, November 17, 7:00 PM

Tofino Community Hall

About the Clayoquot Oyster Festival

Indulgently keeping Tofino’s population growing since 1997, the Clayoquot Oyster Festival is a memorable celebration of one of the ocean’s most coveted culinary delights, the oyster.  The Clayoquot Sound region cultivates over 50,000 gallons of oysters annually.


About Tourism Tofino
Tourism Tofino is a destination marketing organization (DMO) promoting Tofino’s extensive destination attributes, local events and hospitality industry businesses. Tourism Tofino also partners with other tourism organizations to create awareness of regional tourism initiatives for visitors worldwide.



Festival Contact:

Bobby Lax
Clayoquot Oyster Festival Coordinator


Media Contact:

Lynda Kaye
Kaye Public Relations for Tourism Tofino