Central Coast Council is celebrating fresh, seasonal local produce over the upcoming June long weekend with a special focus on a lesser known gem of our region – the hinterland.
From 9-10 June, Harvest Festival Central Coast will be back with more events, more local food, more family activities and more opportunities to explore the region’s unique valleys and mountain areas.
Council Unit Manager Community Partnerships, Glenn Cannard, said the event was developed to link with local farmers and businesses, to promote our region as a supplier of quality produce and attract people to a lesser known part of the Coast.
“The inaugural event last year attracted over 10,000 attendees and brought together a community of food lovers and connoisseurs.” Mr Cannard said.
“For the second year, we have turned eight rural farming communities and their gorgeous heritage villages into lively event hubs celebrating food, produce and culinary experiences.
“The Central Coast is a special place and we invite locals and out-of-towners to visit our unique hinterland region this June long weekend and join in the fun that is Harvest Festival.”
The Harvest Festival trail goes through Dooralong, Jilliby, Yarramalong, Kulnura, Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge, Somersby and Calga, allowing people to visit multiple local farms and be treated to fantastic rural experiences.
The public can participate in the many activities and events across the two day festival including; fresh food markets, bush tucker tours and working farm tours. There will also be tree shaking demonstrations and the option to pick your own pecans.
A free shuttle bus will also be in operation for people to explore some of the different event hubs which will feature live bands and music as well as produce grown with love by local producers and cooked with passion by local chefs.
“We urge people to drive safely throughout the Harvest Festival and note that some key roads around the event hubs will be affected over the two days.” Mr Cannard added.
“Stick to speed limits and expect some delays with increased traffic around the area, remember to always look out for your mate and drive responsibly. There will be ample car parking at each location plus don’t forget our free shuttle service.”
Harvest Festival Central Coast is proudly presented by Central Coast Council and our sponsor Destination NSW.
For more information visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/harvestfestival