Sample Food Festival Hots Up


The fourth annual Sample Food Festival is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. This one-day event, held at Bangalow Showground, is forecast to attract over 10,000 visitors from all over the country and is the premier food event in Northern NSW. Saturday 13th September will see over 200 exhibitors featuring food from local restaurants, local produce and farmers market stalls, plus entertainment, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. The Festival is open from 8am to 4pm and entry is free.

Sample Recipe Competition

Sample Food Festival and Australian Macadamias are running a competition leading up to this years’ event. You are invited to submit a recipe using macadamias for the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes worth $1000. The winner will be cooking the winning recipe with a celebrity chef on stage at Sample Food Festival. It can be a snack, breakfast, lunch or a dinner recipe and open to all ages. To enter email your recipe to: before August 30th, 2014.

Pre Events

Prior to the main festival there are 3 ticketed events including Food and Art, Come to the Heart on Thursday 11 September. Back Alley gallery in Lismore will host a conversation with celebrated Indigenous chef Clayton Donovan and artist Digby Moran for a food and art evening. Cost is $25 and all proceeds to the local drug and rehabilitation Centre.
Clean Living Lunch at Bangalow Showground has guest chefs Luke Hines, Scott Gooding & Sam Gowing cooking up a storm from midday on Friday 12th Septemeber. If you are a Paleo, vegan or raw food fanatic, this lunch is for you. Cost is $60 for a 3 course lunch.
At the A&I Hall also from midday on Friday 12th The Italian Feast will team up gurus Darren Simpson and Alex Herbert with local chefs Gavin Hughes, Sarah Swan, Monique Guterres, Victoria Cosford and the Salumi Australia boys. Cost is $75 for several courses including wine and Stone and Wood beer.
To book tickets for these events email to: for more information on the event go to:

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