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Sample Food Festival 2021

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, the 10th Annual Sample Food Festival will be held on Saturday 4th September 2021 at the Bangalow Showgrounds. The event will feature some of the region’s most celebrated restaurants, distilleries and breweries, guest chefs, music and more. Northern Rivers business owners can apply for a market stall at this year’s festival by filling out the enquiry form below.

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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Let’s bake a cake with Blue Bay Gourmet

Let’s bake a cake with Blue Bay Gourmet

This beautiful lemon, polenta and almond cake recipe comes to us from Blue Bay Gourmet, a long-time supporter of Sample Food Festival. It comes at a perfect time when citrus is abundant and the fruit bowl is overflowing with lemons.  For those of you that might not...

Try something new at sample food festival 2021

Try something new at sample food festival 2021

A huge part of Sample Food Festival is introducing our festival goers to some of the finest food and beverages from our region and beyond. This year we are excited to be giving you even more choice when it comes to Sample Food Festival beverages  with all tastes and...

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