Everything you need to know to make the most of your Sample Food Festival #SampleFoodFest 2019 experience on Saturday 7th September at the Bangalow Showground…
TIME: 8am – 4pm
WHERE: Bangalow Showground
TICKETS: $5 at the gate (children free)
BRING: A keep cup, a picnic rug (if you wish) and a good appetite! Please also bring cash as not all stalls offer eftpos however there will be ATM’s on site!
DOGS: Unfortunately due to health and safety regulations, dogs are not allowed on site.
FESTIVAL MAP: VIEW HERE
2019 GLUTEN FREE + FULL MENU REVEAL!
We are happy to announce that there will be over 20 gluten free $10 and $5 tasting plates on offer from the hand-picked selection of our region’s best restaurants, chefs and caterers at this year’s Sample Food Festival.
Refer to the key on our festival menu for the huge variety of gluten free dishes available as well as vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options!
2019 VEGAN PROGRAMMING
We are so excited to have plant-based programming across our stalls, restaurants and cooking stage at #SampleFoodFest this year and to be introducing Vegan Lane – a dedicated hub of plant-based market stalls.
Check out the festival map below to see what stalls you will be able to browse in Vegan Lane at Sample Food Festival this year!
2019 VEGAN TASTING PLATES…
There is a great selection of vegan tasting plates available this year from No Bones, Yulli’s Byron Bay, Bang Bang Byron Bay, Federal Doma Cafe & Bellingen Qudo Cafe & Sake, Chupacabra, Ilias The Greek, Shoza Gyoza, Koobideh, Luscious Foods and Bombay to Byron. Just look for the ‘V’ on the 2019 Festival Menu below to see your options!
WORKSHOPS + ACTIVITIES
FORAGING TOUR & FERMENTATION MASTERCLASS – 10:30am – Ever wanted to learn how to harvest and preserve the abundant wild ingredients hiding in your own backyard in a sustainable way? Join pioneering forager and wild food researcher of 40 years Peter Hardwick as he takes you through this important and fascinating modern native food movement. BOOK HERE
JILLY WINE – MEET THE WINEMAKER – 11.30am and 1pm @ The Cellar Marquee – Catch local winemaker Jared Dixon from Jilly Wines for a “Meet the Winemaker” Jared will be sampling and discussing his very popular minimum intervention wines. Spaces are limited and bookings can be made on the day.
BUNDJALUNG WEAVING CIRCLES – 11am & 1pm – Join members and friends of the Bundjalung Ballina GMARS where you will learn how to weave baskets with traditional fibres such as pandanus and lomandra, in a series of introductory 90 minute weaving circles. BOOK HERE
FUN WITH CLAY WORKSHOPS – Create your own ceramic mug with Mullumbimby School of Sculpture and Ceramics. All mugs will be professionally dried, fired, glazed and glaze fired in Mullumbimby. See what sessions are available and BOOK HERE or at the festival.
SAMPLE EARLY BIRD FORAGE
PRIZES TO BE WON FROM …
Stone & Wood | Harvest | Shelter | Botero | Doma & Qudo | Playing with Fire | Treehouse Cider | Bucha of Byron | Baked at Ancora | Byron Bay Cacao | Fishmongers | Honey Hunt Style | Freshly Berried | Butcher Baker | Sambazon Acai | Tippany’s | Zest Byron Bay | Salted Cure | Nutty Bay | Macadamia Castle | Knox & Aya | Sunshine Sugar | Plonkey Pouches | Bombay to Byron | Extraordinary Foods | Yummify | Hemp Collective | Hemp Foods | Rainforest Foods | Curry Traders | Mount Warning Mineral Water | Tridosha | Willowvale | Prime Flowers | Wattle Creek | Nimbikids | Love Kitchen Australia | Byron Bay Crackers | Tea Medica | Time and Tide Art Wear | Ascend – Mind, Body Connection | Paragon Emporium | Byron Bay Jams | Norco | Integrity Candles | Eco Chopping Boards | Byron Bay Cinnaman Buns + MORE TBA!
MAIN COOKING STAGE
9.30 am | Nimbin Valley Dairy masterclass with Paul Wilson
10.30 am | Vegan Made Easy with Vegan Chef Trainer Veet Karen
11:30 am | GOLDEN FORK AWARDS
11.45 am | Prosciutto Di Parma masterclass with Luca Ciano
12:30 pm | Northern Rivers Distilleries Cocktail masterclass
1:30 pm | Northern Rivers Food My Mayor Rules cook off!
TAFE CELEBRITY CHEF COOKING STAGE – MYSTERY BOX CHALLENGE
Chefs and their TAFE apprentices have 30 mins to prepare something special!
9:30 am | Chupacabra Chef Evan White vs Luca Ciano (Chef and food consultant)
10:30 am | Matt Kemp Executive Chef, PLB Group (Taverna, The Bombay Cricketers Club, Osteria, Ancora) vs Bang Bang Byron Bay Head Chef Tyler Preston
8am – 4pm
Viv’s Animal Farm- an interactive animal farm activity! Feed the animals breakfast from 8am! *Please note – We regret to advise that due to unforeseen circumstances Viv’s Animal Farm will not be able to attend Saturday’s Sample Food Festival. We apologise for any disappointment caused.
10.30am & 2.30pm
Bubble Play with Shorty Brown – next to the Animal petting farm.
Other activities for the little ones include candle making at Gold Coast Soy Candles, Art activities at 4Kidz & Sandwizard, Fun with Clay with Mullumbimby School of Sculpture and Ceramics and weaving workshops at the Bundjalung Weaving Circle.
12noon Mel Scarlett | 1pm Phil & Tilley | 2pm Naomi Connell | 3pm Monica Francis
The AFTER PARTY
If you are not ready to go home after Sample Food Festival, pop up to the Bangalow Hotel for post Sample food and drink specials from 4:30pm!!
Is this a covid safe event . Masks ? Social distancing? I have an elderly relative so very important to me.
Hi Janelle, thanks for your enquiry. This is a covid safe event and we will be following all guidelines. Masks are currently required for outdoor events. The event will be run differently in 2021 and we have introduced three time slots at a reduced capacity to stay within covid safe limits and spacing requirements. We will update ticket holders as the event gets closer if any of the requirements change.