The premier food event for Northern NSW, Sample Food Festival, returns this year on Saturday September 1 at the Bangalow Showgrounds with an exciting line-up of farmers, producers, chefs and food creatives coming together to share their passion, their knowledge and – most importantly – their food.

This year’s program is launched by long-time festival supporter and wildly successful chef Darren Robertson – co-owner of Sydney and Byron Bay’s Three Blue Ducks restaurants – and includes headliners like Shannon Bennett (author and head chef at Vue de monde) and Zeb Gilbert (group executive chef of Noosa’s two-hatted restaurant, Wasabi). Enjoy workshops and talks by the best in the biz, as well as plenty of tasty samples on offer at the Bangalow Showgrounds.

The best showcase of the Northern Rivers region’s best designers, artisans, chefs, and producers, Sample Food Festival will include over 100 stalls and 26 restaurants, including Harvest Newrybar and Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. It’s a foodies dream day out.




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