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
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
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 -...read more
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.