2022 Prawn Day is On

The Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce has been running the annual Prawn Day event at Gold Coast Tiger Prawn farm for the past 25 years.

Each year that passes the event grows and tickets sell out earlier and earlier every year. Due to COVID restrictions in 2021, the event was capped at a lower number but that didn’t stop the 500 plus from celebrating the day.

Unfortunately, Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce Life Member and founder and Proprietor of Gold Coast Tiger Prawns Noel Herbst, passed away suddenly in November. Noel was a true pioneer of Australian prawn farming for 37 years and created one of the largest Black Tiger Prawn farming companies in the country with an annual production capacity of more than 800 tonnes.

Noel Herbst
Noel Herbst

While this has been a great loss to the community and the prawn farm industry, the Prawn Day event will go on.

Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce President Kerrie Saverin said that Prawn Day is definitely going ahead.

“Currently I have no details to confirm until my meeting with the farm team Tuesday morning.

“I wanted to give them time to sort things out after Noels death.

“But don’t believe the rumours you hear about the event as they are not true”.

The event is scheduled for March 2022 with tickets likely to be on sale in January next year.

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