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
Just when you thought our Sample Food Festival 2019 program couldn't get any bigger, we are thrilled to announce our launch dinner at the Bangalow Dining Room! The Bangalow Hotel is such a big part of the Bangalow community, the home of Sample Food Festival, and we...read more
Today we reveal the list of restaurants ready to tantalise your tastebuds at the Ninth Annual Sample Food Festival on Saturday 7th September at the Bangalow Showground. The 2019 line-up of restaurants include a hand-picked selection of 27 of our region's best,...read more
Sample 2019 latest news! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT BOTERO COFEEE Good coffee is expected in tourist hubs like Byron Bay, however as you venture south into the heart of the quaint village of Maclean, you may be surprised to find the Botero Roastery, responsible for some of the...read more
After such a memorable event last year, we are thrilled that the Fab Ladies Wine Soiree is back!! Join Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society founder Jane Thomson and Judy Kelly of ArtWine Estate, 6:30pmon Thursday 5th September at Barrio in Byron Bay for an evening of...read more
Just a week ago, we announced that celebrity chef Matt Moran will be joined by Federico Zanellato (LuMi Dining) and Luca Ciano as guest chefs at Sample Food Festival 2019. Today, we are back to announce our highly anticipated program of events and workshops for...read more
Food lovers rejoice! We are thrilled to announce that some of Australia's best chefs will be joining us at the ninth annual Sample Food Festival to be held at the Bangalow Showgrounds on Saturday 7th September 2019! It is an absolute honour to be welcoming celebrity...read more