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. Stall holders will also have the opportunity through a targeted networking program to create new business relationships and further strengthen local business industries.

We look forward to seeing you all at our 2021 events.


The cornerstone of our Sample Program, Tasting Plates from the region’s Top Restaurants, Cooking Stage, over 150 Producers and Lifestyle Exhibitors, Pop-up bars, Live Music & Kids Entertainment.

Sample Food Festival News


With this year's Sample Food Festival just around the corner, it's time to share with you what our awesome sponsors Australian Macadamias have in store for us at this year's event, 8am - 4pm Saturday 7th September at the Bangalow Showground... Get your best selfie...

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Let the cook-offs begin…

The ultra-competitive Golden Fork awards are a #SampleFoodFest tradition and give our Sample Food Festival restaurants an opportunity to win the title of best $10 or $5 tasting plate of the year. Last year's winners were Harvest Newrybar and Shoza Gyoza and this year...

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Look Who’s Coming To Dinner…

GUEST CHEFS ANNOUNCED!! It's time to announce the four spectacular chefs attending this year's Fab Ladies Wine Soiree, who will be preparing your five-course menu, paired with eight matching ArtWine wines! The wonderful Luca Ciano, Heidi.Flora and Alexandra Jones will...

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Sponsor Spotlight | Norco

When you think of the North Coast of New South Wales, images of beautiful rolling green pastures, subtropical rainforests, white sandy beaches and relaxed carefree, environmentally sound, peaceful lifestyles come to mind. One name that has become synonymous with this...

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