Caper Byron Bay; Our Food and Culture Festival has launched their first program, inclusive of more than 30 diverse events and experiences.
Across a four-day celebration in November, the dynamic series will showcase the best of Northern River’s food, beverages, music and art, with tickets on sale now.
Formerly known as REVEL, the festival has renamed to Caper Byron Bay, inspired by the verb ‘caper’, meaning to frolic about in a happy manner. While the name may have changed, the festival’s commitment to celebrating the melting pot of talented individuals who have helped to shape Byron Shire’s past, present and future, has only grown stronger.
The 2022 festival program is a testament of Caper Byron Bay’s respect for its colourful community, with the diverse lineup illustrating the region’s incredible creative talent, great produce and food, and its wondrous natural beauty.
On designing the inaugural program for the festival, Alex Taylor, Caper Byron Bay Food and Culture Festival Founder and Director said the festival program has been curated to highlight the very best of the region. ‘The only problem with this is that we’re so spoilt here – there are just so many people doing incredible things!’
‘Keeping in mind it’s our first year, we didn’t want to overcook it, so to speak, with too many events in the program. But that just means we’ve got lots of room to grow in future years.’
The food and beverage component of Caper Byron Bay has been led by Festival Food Curator, David Moyle. The acclaimed chef has devised a program that will bring people together to enjoy the company of friends and family with good food and good vibes.
There’s so much more, including: Caper Festival Village, presented by North Byron Hotel, with a free kids program – including DJ school, Farm Kids and Bunny Racket performance; pop-up food stalls and bars; live music and DJs; roving entertainment; workshops – plus free travel on the solar train for all ticket holders!
There is a free opening event at The Beach Hotel with a performance and Welcome to Country curated by renowned Yaegl Bundjalung choreographer Mitch King, in collaboration with our cultural ambassador, Arakwal Bundjalung woman Delta Kay; composer Blake Rhodes and Arakwal Bundjalung artist Nickolla Clark.
People can also expect an educational panel discussion, tour and farm-to-table feast thanks to the folks at The Farm and Three Blue Ducks; tours with Brookies Gin and Common People Brewery; canapes and drinks at Shelter; a backyard barbeque and brew with 100 Mile Table at Stone & Wood; long lunches at Beach Byron Bay, and Raes on Wategos; beats, bubbles and brunch at Treehouse on Belongil; a Spanish fiesta at The Hut; Sicilian-inspired fare with Mosey On Inn Group at Jilly Winery, and more, and more, and more! Caper Byron Bay will even be turning the Brunswick Picture House into a Yum Cha restaurant with old Shanghai vibes across Saturday and Sunday, with famed Melbourne Chinatown Diner ShanDong MaMa.
This not-to-be-missed ‘Explore Byron Bay’ event begins with a Walk on Country tour, Thursday 10 November at 4pm, led by Delta Kay.
Caper Byron Bay; Our Food and Culture Festival will be held across various venues from Thursday, 10 November to Sunday, 13 November.
Early bird tickets are on sale now at: caperbyronbay.com