The festival is fast approaching. The main festival day is Sunday 2 July and entry costs $25, but for those who wish to claim a quick tax deduction, or celebrate a great financial year, Friday 30 June is the gala four-course dinner at Ballina RSL, featuring Kelly Knight and her jazz/funk ensemble. Tickets $95.
Many Byron Shire restaurants, foodies and cottage industries will be featured at the festival on Sunday, including The Balcony, Zest, Safya, Taste Byron Bay and Byron Bay Mozzarella. You might also be able to sample the produce of Truly Tea, Detour En Provence, Cheesy Stick, Extraordinary Foods, Paella Time and Crow-Ket.
Both Stone & Wood Brewery and Byron Bay Brewery will have stalls, and there will be wine and beer information sessions.
On Sunday you will also be able to experience cooking demonstrations by top chefs, featuring:
Sean Connolly – chef, Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
Gavin Hughes – head chef, Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
Terase Davidson – Taste Byron Bay founder
Blake Seymour – executive chef, Ballina RSL Club
Keith Wilson – head chef, Bonefish Bar & Grill
Local entertainers Bourbon Street, Leigh James and Elizabeth Lord, Glenn Massey and Jed Zarb from Sydney will all be playing on the day.
Sunday will be a great opportunity to enjoy a multicultural experience in one place. The Sunday festival is an undercover event for 18+ only. Tickets are $25. Return bus tickets $5 from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Bangalow, Suffolk Park, Lennox Head, Lismore, Goonellabah, Wollongbar, Alstonville and Ballina.
Tickets are available online from ballinafoodandwine.com.au.