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.
While we remain hopeful of holding our 2020 events, we will follow all Government guidelines and regulations. We will provide further updates as information becomes available.
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
Everything you need to know to make the most of your #SampleFoodFest 2019 experience on Saturday 7th September at the Bangalow Showground...ESSENTIAL INFO WHEN: Saturday 7th September 2019 TIME: 8am - 4pm WHERE: Bangalow Showground PARKING: Free TICKETS: $5 at the...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Sample might be a food festival, but it's not just about the food! We all know that a meal is best enjoyed when paired with the right beverage and with this in mind, we have plenty of drink options for you to choose from this year. Whether you prefer a cleansing ale...read more
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...read more
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...read more