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Sample Food Festival 2021 Postponed – New Date TBC

Sampling delights from the coast to the country

Bringing the best from the Northern NSW region

From the Gold Coast to the lush Byron Bay hinterland and down our spectacular coast, our aim is to connect you to the best restaurants, passionate producers and exceptional chefs of the Northern NSW region food trail and beyond. 

Sample Food Festival

A highlight on South-East QLD’s and Northern NSW’s event calendar each year. Please note: the 10th Annual Sample Food Festival has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation in NSW and we will be announcing the new date ASAP. Northern Rivers business owners can apply for a market stall at this year’s festival by filling out the enquiry form below. We are grateful to have support from the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund for this year’s event. 

Pop Up Events

From time to time Sample Food Events create unforgettable experiences to showcase Byron Bay and the Northern River’s impressive dining scene, bringing people together to taste the region’s best eats and finest beverages. We will be announcing some exciting Sample Food Festival 2021 pop up events soon. Stay tuned for our next event by keeping up to date on our socials and signing up to our newsletter below.


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IMPORTANT FESTIVAL UPDATE 16th August 2021 To our Sample Food Festival supporters, In light of the current COVID-19 situation our region and NSW is facing, we will be postponing Sample Food Festival and are working on a new date for the 2021 festival. With the event...

Adam Liaw added to the Sample 2021 line-up!

Adam Liaw added to the Sample 2021 line-up!

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