Spring is in the air and one of our favourite ways to celebrate is to sample a taste of Byron Bay! And by this we mean, tasting the fresh, seasonal produce at the annual Sample Food Festival. This year, the eagerly anticipated event takes place on Saturday 7th of September in the stunning Bangalow show grounds so make sure to pencil it in!
Foodies, chefs, artisans, locals and travellers all congregate each year under the shade of the lush, camphor laurel trees that adorn the area. It’s a fantastic chance to sample a slice of Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers region which is home to a plethora of unique flavours and botanicals offering up a smorgasbord for food lovers.
A premier event on the foodie calendar, Sample highlights local farmers and growers, artisan producers, chefs, restauranteurs and brewers to create an unforgettable fusion for all the senses. The festival showcases the top restaurants in the area who compete for the coveted “Gold Fork” awards and collaborate on a special luncheon. Pop up stalls will be serving up yummy $5 and $10 tasting plates. Quench your thirst with local brewers and distillers such as Stone & Wood, Brookie’s Gin, and Husk Distillers.
It’s not all food trucks either! There’ll also be market stalls selling local handcrafted products such as the wonderfully unique Eco Food Boards, masterclasses from guest chefs including Matt Moran and Federico Zanellato, not to mention live music and kids’ activities happening throughout the day.
Entry to the festival is $5 per person and kids are free. Free Parking all day onsite. Visit www.samplefoodevents.com for more information and to purchase tickets for the Sample workshops leading up to the festival.
In need of accommodation? We’d love to welcome you beachside at Belongil. Say farewell to Winter and stay at East On Byron.