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
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY / STYLING WORKSHOP
Whether you are a beginner or already confident with your camera, this workshop will help you build your confidence and create stunning food images.
Fab Ladies Wine Soiree
The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society is hosting a sensational five course menu matched perfectly with Irvines Wines at the luxurious Byron at Byron.
EAT YOUR WORDS
Learn how to develop ideas that food editors will love and craft compelling stories for publication with food and travel journalist Justin Bergman.
Sample Festival Lunch
The tradition “Sample Lunch” at the Bangalow Showgrounds, menu by Shannon Bennett & the Vue de Monde Team
The cornerstone of our Sample Program, Tasting Plates from the region’s Top Restaurants, Celebrity Guests, over 150 Producers and Lifestyle Exhibitors.
Sample Food Festival News
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Or more accurately guess who's coming to Sample Food Festival 2018? You might remember the 1967 classic "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?", a provocative film in its time starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine...read more
For every Sample Food Festival and every Sample Lunch we've run, we've had hundreds of requests to "run another one" or "run a dinner". So this year we have added a special Friday night dinner. "Signature Flavours" brings together 4 chefs (2 local and 2...read more
This week our Sample a taste of Northern New South Wales event (or #SampleFoodFest as many of you know it), had the honour of being recognised by NSW government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund. The fund is a Destination NSW initiative devised to support significant region...read more
Around 17,000 visitors attended this year's Sample Food Festival at Bangalow Showground. The festival celebrates local chefs, producers and artisans. Each restaurant submits a tasting plate for judging and this year Ben O’Donoghue and Spencer Patrick chose The...read more
The countdown is on, with just over 3 weeks until Sample 2016. $5 & $10 Tasting Plates Gourmet Farmers Celebrity Guests Cooking Stages Local Producers Lifestyle...read more
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...read more