The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond invites you to join them for their eighth Ballina Food and Wine Food Festival. The festival is a multi-day event that includes three separate events over three days.
Friday 30 June, Cricketers Arms Gala Dinner at the Ballina RSL Club. Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner, prepared by executive chef Blake Seymour, using the finest of our region’s local produce. Multi-award-winning songstress Kellie Knight and her jazz/funk ensemble The Daze will be performing during the evening. Tickets $95, including complimentary champagne and beer on arrival.
Experience a Taste the Region bus tour on Friday 30 June or Saturday 1 July. Celebrating fresh local produce is what these bus tours are all about. Get up close and personal with the growers and producers; this is a true ‘paddock-to-plate’ experience. The four destinations include Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation, Duck Creek Macadamias, Avocado Tom and Eltham Valley Pantry. Tour includes tea, coffee, wine, sumptuous food samples and a light lunch. Tickets are just $85 per person for a full day of touring.
Sunday 2 July is the Main Festival Day at the Ballina Jockey Club. There will be a mix of foodies, cottage industries, wineries and brewers exhibiting, and some of the best local entertainers including Bourbon Street, Glenn Massey, Leigh James and Elizabeth Lord, and (back by popular demand) Jed Zarb from Sydney.
Check out the cooking demonstrations by top chefs along with wine and beer information sessions. Sunday is an 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 available online or from Byron Cruise & Travel, Dan Murphy’s Lismore and Ballina, Tonic Hair and Beauty Ballina, and Southern Cross Credit Union Ballina.
Fri 30 June till Sunday 2 July: ballinafoodandwine.com.au
Kylie Carmont, Anke Fellner, Simone Pepin