Sample Food Festival, Northern NSW’s premier food event, returns to the Bangalow Showground on Saturday 3 September for its 10th anniversary edition.
Sample Food Festival will celebrate the resilient Northern Rivers community and feature a selection of the region’s best restaurants, breweries, distilleries and market stalls showcasing local artisans and producers.
This year’s special guest lineup includes Australia’s number one vegan chef, Shannon Martinez; best-selling cookbook author, Julia Ostro; founder of Blackboard Coffee and recipe creator for the popular Instagram account @recipearce, Nick Pearce, and the Northern Rivers’ own Magdalena Roze.
From the Gold Coast to the lush Byron Bay hinterland and down our spectacular coast, Sample Food Festival is your connection to the best restaurants, passionate producers and exceptional chefs of the northern NSW region food trail and beyond.
The festival offers attendees $5 and $10 tasting plates, showcasing the menus from some of the region’s finest restaurants including; Harvest Newrybar, No Bones, Forest Byron Bay and Loft Byron Bay. There will be artisan desserts from Natural Ice Cream Australia, palate cleansers from Stone & Wood Brewery, local boutique distilleries and The Cellar wine bar.
Plus there will be cooking demonstrations, kids activities, talks, live entertainment and a bevy of associated events, such as the Ladies Wine Soiree on 1 September, with special guest chef Mindy Woods, from Native Food Restaurant Karkalla Byron Bay.
For the first time, Sample Food Festival will be offering pre-sale tickets to the event. Limited capacity picnic experiences will also be on offer for groups of up to six, and include festival entry and a reserved picnic spot in the main food precinct on a Wandering Folk picnic rug. There will be extra room around the festival site for attendees to bring their own picnic rug too.
Sample Food Festival
September 3, 8am–5pm, Bangalow Showground.