Sample Food Festival

A Taste Of Northern New South Wales

Sample a taste of Northern New South Wales, is the premier food event for Northern NSW. It takes place on the 1st Saturday in September at the Bangalow Showgrounds, in the Byron Bay hinterland.

Since our debut festival in 2011, farmers, producers, chefs 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.

Each year foodies from far and wide have the opportunity to “sample” the best food and beverage, Northern New South Wales has to offer.

The region’s top restaurants compete for the coveted “Gold Fork” awards and collaborate on a special luncheon.

Sample Food Festival 2018 – Saturday 1st September

Sample Food Festival News

Sample 2016 Date Announced

September 3rd is the date for the sixth annual Sample Food Festival. Bangalow Showground is the vibrant place where Sample will be again. A showcase of local Chefs cooking a $5 and $10 tasting plate, farmers, growers, producers and a selection of local creatives make...

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Two Weeks Till Sample

Looking forward to seeing you all at the 5th annual Sample Food festival. To assist you in planning for the day, here are some highlights: The Cellar Group Masterclass Bookings are limited and only available on the day at The Cellar Group Marquee - Site 39. Midday -...

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Sample Food Festival 2017

Ahead Of The Curve

MC Kerry O’Brien will host a panel of some of our most successful local business people to talk about current trends and how they built their careers in their own unique ways.

Fab Ladies Wine Soiree

The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society is hosting a 5 course dinner by Head Chef Gavin Hughes with 8 accompanying wines at the luxurious Byron at Byron resort.

Salt Of The Earth Lunch

The tradition “Sample Lunch” at the verdant Byron Bay Golf Club menu by Sarah Swan, Paul West, Belinda Jeffery and Ben Williamson.

Signature Flavours Dinner

Four chefs bring their signature dish to the table for one evening only. Enjoy Brookies Gin & canapes, 3 courses, fine wines and local beer.


The cornerstone of our Sample Program, Tasting Plates from the region’s Top Restaurants, Celebrity Guests, over 150 Producers and Lifestyle Exhibitors.

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