Northern NSW’s premier food event, Sample Food Festival, returns to Bangalow on Saturday 2 September to celebrate the regions vibrant, resilient and innovate local food economy.
Now in its 11th year, Sample Food Festival continues to showcase a selection of the region’s best restaurants, brewers, distilleries, artisans and producers who put on an impressive array of tasting plates and refreshments to satisfy even the most discerning palettes.
New food stalls featured on the line-up this year include Livemore Deli from Lennox Head and Lismore/ Casino based Taco Love Bros. Returning to the festival this year are crowd favourites Harvest Newrybar and Federal Doma Café as well as Sample Food Festival 2022 tasting plate winners No Bones Byron Bay and Natural Ice Cream Australia.
This year the festival will be moving into the main circle of the Bangalow Showground and will feature guest chef Ben Pollard, Group Head Chef for Trader House. Ben began his career in the Northern Rivers, working under Tippy Heng and alongside Ben and Belinda Kirkwood at Dish Restaurant in Byron Bay.
For something a bit different for the festival, there is the Upcycled Earring Workshop, the perfect opportunity for ages 14 years and up to learn how to transform recycled coffee pods and magazines into stunning, one-of-a-kind earrings.
Date: Saturday, 2 September, 2023
Location: Bangalow Showground, 1 Market Street, Bangalow.
Cost: Pre-purchased tickets are $5 per Adult + BF (child – 16 years and under free)
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