Here is your guide to our 10th Anniversary Sample Food Festival! Come on down to the Bangalow Showgrounds this Saturday to taste the best of the Northern Rivers and support our local businesses who have had a really tough few years. You can download our official program below and don’t miss details on how to enter our massive Sample Food Festival Instagram giveaway with an incredible Northern Rivers food and beverage prize pack valued at $1600!!
WHEN: Saturday 3rd September 2022
TIME: 8am – 4pm
WHERE: Bangalow Showground, Market St, Bangalow NSW 2479
WEATHER: We are expecting some showers on Saturday. We know that the weather forecast can be unpredictable at the moment but we are an all weather event and are doing everything we can to prepare the site including extra under cover areas.
PRE-SALE TICKETS: On sale now, see button above.
GATE TICKETS: $5 at the gate (children free)
BRING: A keep cup, a picnic rug (if you wish), a rain jacket and a good appetite! Please also bring cash as not all stalls offer eftpos however there will be ATM’s on site!
DOGS: Unfortunately due to health and safety regulations, dogs are not allowed on site.
PROGRAM & MAP: The full festival program and a site map can be downloaded above.
Our festival partners Summerland Credit Union are very generously giving away eco-friendly reusable cutlery sets at Sample Food Festival this Saturday! The first 250 people to visit their stall and mention the cutlery sets will get to keep your very own eco-friendly reusable cutlery that you can break in at the festival and keep so you won’t have to use another single use fork again! A win for you and the environment!
A BIG DAY OF FOODIE FUN!
9am SPRING SWEETS – MAGDALENA ROZE
10.15am WASTE HACKS with SAM GOWING
11.00am GOLDEN FORK ANNOUNCEMENT
11.15am SHANNON MARTINEZ UNAPOLOGETICALLY DELICIOUS VEGAN
12.15pm WINDING ROAD DISTILLING CO. COCKTAILS with ROBERT MUDGE
1.15pm JULIA BUSUTTIL NISHIMURA – DEMOS FROM HER NEW COOKBOOK
2.15pm BREAKING DOWN THE BEAST with NICK PEARCE @RECIPEARCE AND FAIR GAME WILD VENISON
3.30pm WILD FORAGED FOODS COOK OFF: JASON SAXBY RAES HEAD CHEF Vs ALASTAIR WADDELL FRIDA’S FIELD HEAD CHEF
TAFE culinary showcase – between demos
9.15am – 10am
THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE
10.15am – 11.15am
OLD MAN RIVER DUO
THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE
12.30pm – 1.30pm
MT WARNING DUO
1.45pm – 2.45pm
3.00pm – 4.00pm
Enjoy a huge selection of cocktails, wine, local beer and spirits to cleanse the palate on Saturday from;
STONE & WOOD
LITTLE DRAGON GINGER BEER
CAPE BYRON DISTILLERY
LORD BYRON DISTILLERY
WINDING ROAD DISTILLING CO.
THE CELLAR WINE BAR
NORTH WALL KOMBUCHA & KOMBI KEG BAR (non-alcoholic options also)
Some beautiful non-alcoholic beverage options will also be available around the festival site from;
MT WARNING BEVERAGE CO.
ASOMA NON-ALCOHOLIC ELIXIRS + COCKTAILS
THE KIND COFFEE CO.
SANTOS ORGANICS COMMUNITY HUB
See our program for the full drinks menu at Sample this Saturday.
Sample Tasting Plates
Get your taste buds ready for $5 and $10 tasting plates from;
FOREST BY CRYSTALBROOK BYRON
WOK THIS WAY BY YULLI’S
NATURAL ICE-CREAM AUSTRALIA
THREE BLUE DUCKS
OLIVE AND LUCA / QUATTRO
OMG DONUTS BYRON
ANNA HOME CATERING
YUMMIFY / PLANT’D
A CHEF’S POCKET
GHETTO BABE STREET EATS & NATS CAFÉ
DIRTY LITTLE HERBIVORE
THE INDIAN BOWL
See our program for the full food menu at Sample this Saturday.
Picnic Rug Hire Package
Enjoy a Spring picnic at Sample Food Festival with our Wandering Folk Rug Picnic Package. $80 + BF includes entry for up to six people, a reserved picnic spot in the main food precinct and Wandering Folk picnic rug hire with limited umbrella hire also available (for session time only) Please note: the 10:45am-1:15pm session is now sold out.
A family friendly event, there will be lots of fun activities for the little ones including free sand sculpture workshops with master sand sculptor Steve Machell from Sandology, who will also be doing a giant sand sculpture installation. There will also be bubble fun to be had! Kids under 16 enter the festival for FREE and gates open from 8am.
Cultural Weaving and Plant Dyeing Workshop
Join the Bundjalung Ballina GMARS in a weaving circle and learn simple weaving techniques in a 90 minute workshop supported by cultural weavers Tania Marlowe and Deb Cole from Jugan Dandii.
Weave your own small basket from natural plant fibres and see how plants can easily be used for natural dyeing techniques. There are two sessions available; 10am and 1:30pm Saturday 3rd September 2022 at Sample Food Festival, Bangalow Showground.
Wild Foods Foraging Masterclass – SOLD OUT
Join renowned wild food researcher Peter Hardwick for a unique one hour foraging walk along the creek and around Bangalow exploring the unusual foods that grow all around us. Discover new foods and forage for wild ingredients to be used in a live cook-off between Jason Saxby (Raes) and Alastair Waddell (Frida’s Field) back at the Sample Food Festival cooking stage. Limited tickets left for the 12pm session. 2pm (sold out) Saturday 3rd September 2022, meet at the cooking stage at Sample Food Festival, Bangalow Showground.
SHOP LOCAL AT SAMPLE!
Since our debut festival in 2011, farmers, producers, artisans and a whole range of creative individuals from all corners of the region have come together to share their wares, their passion and their knowledge. It’s been a challenging few years for many of our local businesses so make sure you browse the market stalls and support these talented people!