Sample Food Festival returns for a day of feasting with the Northern Rivers’ top eateries
Northern New South Wales’ ultimate one-day food event, Sample Food Festival, is back on Saturday September 2 at Bangalow Showgrounds. This year, it’s armed with a stellar line-up of producers and restaurants converging to showcase the richness and diversity of the region’s renowned food bowl.
Now in its 11th year, the 2023 instalment of Sample Food Festival will feature tantalising dishes from some of the most exciting eateries in the Northern Rivers. You can expect to lap up $5, $10 and $15 tasting plates from the likes of The Smoking Camel, No Bones, Hey Lady Diner, Harvest Newrybar, Kelp Restaurant Ballina, Taco Love Bros and Natural Ice-cream Australia. The lip-smacking line-up of nosh will be served up alongside local brews and cocktails from award-winning Northern Rivers distilleries like Winding Road Distilling Co, Lord Byron Distillery, Stone & Wood Brewing, Little Dragon Ginger Beer and many more.
A huge selection of market stalls, designers and producers will line the showgrounds, with live music, cooking demonstrations and a celebrity cook-off (special guests will be announced closer to the event) to provide plenty of entertainment in between feasting on tasting plates. Other fun activities include a recycled-earring workshop, a weaving workshop and a bush-tucker tour with Arakwal woman Delta Kay.
For more information on the festival and the lead-up events and workshops, head to the Sample Food Festival website.