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Sample Food Festival has released the lineup for its annual event, to be held on Saturday 7 September at Bangalow Showgrounds.

Sample Food Festival has released the lineup for its annual event, to be held on Saturday 7 September at Bangalow Showgrounds. 

In its ninth year, the festival welcomes some of Australia’s best chefs including celebrity chef Matt Moran. Festival favourite Luca Ciano, author and chef, will also be back at this year’s festival. 

The one-day event will celebrate the diverse and rich produce, chefs, artisans, and producers the Northern Rivers of NSW is renowned for. Since 2011, Sample has evolved into the largest gastronomic gathering on the northern NSW calendar, attracting over 16,000 locals, travellers, guest chefs, and food lovers alike. 

The opening lunch on Friday 6 September is, as usual, already sold out, but there are a range of other events leading up to the festival and of course on the day itself everyone is welcome to enjoy the $5 and $10 tasting plates showcasing the menus of local restaurants, including La Casita, Raes on Wategos, Harvest Newrybar, Bang Bang, No Bones, Barrio, Shelter, Yulli’s, Federal Doma Cafe, and Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, more than 100 market stalls, designers, and producers, live music, and children’s activities, while cooking demonstrations from attending chefs will come to a head at the TAFE Celebrity Cook-off. To help cleanse the palate over the day, award-winning Byron Bay brewery Stone & Wood will serve a range of beers, alongside offerings of local wines from Jilly and spirits from Lord Byron Distillery, Cape Byron Distillery, and Husk Distillers. 

Sample Food Festival 

Date: Saturday 7 September, 2019

Time: 8am until 4pm 

Location: Bangalow Showgrounds, 1 Market Street, Bangalow 2479 

Cost: Tickets upon entry are $5 per person and children are free.

Visit samplefoodevents.com/sample-food-festival/ for more information as well as tickets for the Sample season of events leading up to the festival. 

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