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Sample Food Festival 2016


SPL_4051The sixth annual Sample Food Festival is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. The one-day event, held at Bangalow Showground, attracts over 15,000 visitors from all over the country, this year taking place on Saturday 3rd September.

Festival Day Saturday 3rd 

The one-day event held at the Bangalow Showground in the Byron Bay region, is the premier food, produce and artisan festival for Northern NSW.

Sample Food Festival day features $5 and $10 tasting plates from 28 local restaurants. The remaining 100 plus exhibitors are made up of local producers, artisans and creatives.

There are celebrity cooking demonstrations and guest chefs including Ben O’Donoghue, Spencer Patrick, Dan & Steph, Sam Gowing, Janella Purcell and Clayton Donovan. Sample is a family friendly event and offers children’s activities as well as a serious line up of musicians rounding up a full day for visitors.

Olssons Salt cooking stage

8.30 – 9.15am – Chrissy Freer will be cooking a delicious recipe from her latest book.

9.30 – 10.15am – The Five Kungkas will do an indigenous inspired demo with North Coast TAFE Students

10:30 – 11.15am – Acclaimed Chef Spencer Patrick and Samantha Gowing go head to head in a Mystery Box Challenge with the local TAFE students

11:30 – 12.15pm – Guest Chef Kate Walsh will demonstrate three easy great recipes using Macadamias. Following Kates demonstration she will be selling and signing copies of her book –  Real Food Projects : 30 Skills. 46 Recipes. from Scratch.


Northern Rivers Food segments:

12:15 – 12.30pm Adele Wessell of Southern Cross University  talks with Pam Brook about the regional food network.

“My Mayor Rules” Cook-off
12:30 – 1.15pm Hot Smoking Sausage Cook Off – MKR Dan & Steph vs “the locals” Bangalow Sweet Pork & Salumi Australia – making pork and macadamia sausages

1.30 – 2.15pm    My Mayor Rules – Heat One.  Lismore vs Byron Bay.  Local mayors & chefs receive a box of local food ingredients and create something amazing.

2.30 – 3.15pm    My Mayor Rules – Heat Two.  Kyogle vs Richmond Valley.  Local mayors & chefs receive a box of local food ingredients and create something amazing.


You are invited to the #AusMacadamias Instameet at Sample Food Festival. Come along to meet each other, connect with local & guest chefs and take away a macadamia goodie bag. We will also kick off an Instagram competition, offering a macadamia gift hamper to the person who Instagrams the best macadamia inspired photo from Sample Food Festival 2016 and shares it using the hashtag #AusMacadamias.

Saturday 3 September 2016

9am under the marquee, centre ring, Bangalow Showground

Any questions email social@australian-macadamias.org or find us on Instagram @AusMacadamias

Further Sample Food Festival information can be found via www.samplensw.com

 or Facebook: Sample Food Festival or Instagram SampleNSW
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The Common Ground of Byron Bay. If you wish to contribute, please contact: Kirra Pendergast P: 0408 068 824 E: kirra@commongroundaustralia.com


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