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Perhaps the most highly-anticipated and attended event in the Scenic Rim region, Eat Local Week, will take place from June 26 to July 4. 2021 marks the event’s 10th birthday and to celebrate, guests will enjoy a whopping 125 events over 48 locations – the largest program yet!

Featuring events from Canungra to The Lost World and Beaudesert to Boonah, Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2021 is the ultimate backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of this extraordinary region. 

Eat Local Week started in 2011 when a group of local producers, farmers and tourism operators wanted to shine the light on the flavours and faces of the region. It was established as a way to encourage people to look to their backyard for seasonal food and pay tribute to the people that produce it.

Over the past 10 years, Eat Local Week has grown to become one of Australia’s most authentic food festivals and this year’s program features festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences for foodies of all ages. 

Here are 10 unmissable events to attend during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week – the first week of the school holidays – with the family in tow.

  1. Carrot Day – Saturday June 26 is the Kalfresh Carrot Day! Kids can walk through carrot paddocks, pull carrots straight from the earth and taste all sorts of carrot cuisine. Carrot couture optional!
  2. Go nutty – visit Greenlee Farm for the Tour & Tasting and see what goes into producing Australia’s tastiest macadamias. Don’t forget to try the honey macadamia brittle!
  3. Count bees and walk an alpaca at Picnic in the Petals with Pretty Produce & the Mountview Alpaca Farm.
  4. Visit Tommerup’s Dairy Farm – the Back Stage Pass and Breakfast with the Jersey Girls are two totally unique events on this 6th generation working dairy farm!
  5. Book the Kids Bush Tucker Tracker @ Mt Barney Lodge, they even get to find their own tucker!
  6. Visit Summer Land Camels. The Little Farmer Humpty Day is brilliant for the little ones!
  7. Cheese Please! Don’t miss the Kids Cheese Making Workshop @ Towri Sheep Cheeses.
  8. Grab a packed picnic @ Picnic Real Food Bar and take in spectacular scenery!
  9. Jasmine Urban Farm @ Running Creek Beef, a hands-on workshop all about butterflies, bees and bugs!
  10. Winter Harvest Festival – one of the best regional celebrations in Australia – Saturday July 3.

www.eatlocalweek.com.au

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