A 10 day celebration of regional food, wine and produce
1 - 10 April 2016
The Taste Tamworth Festival is the premier food event on the region’s annual calendar, highlighting its growers, makers, chefs and diners in 10 days of events that include Taste Pop-up Laneway Bar, Taste in the Park, The Long Lunch and Farm Gate Trail.
Telstra Laneway Pop Up Bar
Two unforgettable nights of canapés, regional beer and wine, and cool tunes. Get in quick for tickets, they sell out fast.
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Taste in the Park
A day of activities and stallholders and sample regional food, meet the producers, check out the celebrity chefs or relax in our garden bar.
At the 2015 Taste in the Park we had Cathy and Anna Lisle from My Kitchen Rules doing cooking demonstrations!
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The Long Lunch
Join us for a seat at our very long table under the trees in Bicentennial Park for a divine five course lunch cooked by the region’s top chefs.
Farm Gate Trail
Take a self drive tour of farms in the region, meet the farmers and try their amazingly fresh produce.
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Click here to download the 2015 Taste Tamworth Festival Booklet
The name Tamworth is synonymous with country music and Golden Guitars thanks to more than 40 annual Country Music Festivals each January. Tamworth’s food and wine is another string to the region’s bow and the city is making a song and dance about it.
The curtain raiser to the festival is the on-trend Laneway Pop-up Bar. Imagine a narrow laneway with lots of different sized windows, backlit with coloured globes, and decorated with second hand furniture styled by One of a Kind, creating an edgy atmosphere.
The weekend follows up with Taste in the Park, a one-day showcase of regional food at beautiful Bicentennial Park, shaded by Plane Trees, attracting 10,000 people.
A week later, the same Plane Trees are the venue for The Long Lunch for up to 300 people. Leading Tamworth chefs cook a five-course lunch matched to local wines and live music.
At other times during Taste Tamworth there are cooking lessons, workshops and organic markets at Le Pruneau.
Running throughout the Festival, the Farm Gate Trail sees about 20 producers open their gates to host visitors and provide an insight into how they farm and market their produce. It is a self-drive tour taking in New England, Peel Valley, and Liverpool Plains. Organisers suggest sitting down with the Farm Gate Trail schedule and map and planning a route based on visiting several farms.
Other events during Taste Tamworth
Country camp oven lunch
Enjoy a unique Australian bush experience with an authentic camp oven cook up for lunch while sitting on the verandah of a rustic bush hit. Modern amenities onsite
Menu includes cheese platters on arrival, camp oven roasted pork, lamb and vegetables, trifle, cream and ice-cream and tea/coffee with slice.
Maximum 20 people
Date: Saturday 18th April 2015 Time: From 12pm
Venue: "Temi" Wallabadah NSW 2343 – directions will be given upon booking
Cost: $45 (3 courses)
Please book on 6767 5220 as numbers are limited. Access to the area is only suitable for 4WD or SUV Vechiles
Groovin' The Blues Mini Festival
FREE event at Merilba Estate, Kingstown on Saturday 18th April.
Jeff Lang – ARIA Award winner
The Urban Chiefs (Tamworth)
Laura & The Blackjacks (Sydney)
Joe Dabron (Tamworth)
Goldheist (Armidale via Sydney)
Please RSVP for catering by calling Centacare NENW on 1800 372 826
Cheese Making Workshop
Learn how to make soft cheeses in your own kitchen, with no prior experience necessary. In this one-day interactive workshop you will learn to make camembert, fetta, ricotta, mascarpone, quark (cream cheese) and Greek style yoghurt.
Dates: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April 2015
Time: 10am – 4pm
Click here to learn more and to enrol
Taste Tamworth Pizza Night
Tamworth Community Organic Gardening Group invites you to share in an evening of film and wood fired pizza making on the 10th of April.
Come and share some local food, a drink, a yarn and watch some short films about living and eating sustainably, locally and organically.
Date: Friday 10th April 2015
Price: $10 p/person or $35 p/family, BYOG. Specialty ingredients, bases, sauce, cheese and garden ingredients provided.
Places are limited. Click here for full details and tickets.
Suzannah Espie – Nundle Supper Room
As part of the Tamworth Taste Festival Suzannah Espie will be performing at The Supper Room, Nundle with guitarist Sean McMahon. On the night you will be delighted with a tasting plate of fresh produce from around the area as well a Spanish inspired main course.
Date: Friday 17th April
Time: 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Cost: $50 excludes booking fee
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Bendemeer "Colours of Autumn" Art & Craft Show
Date: 10th - 19th April
Held every year at Bendemeer, just 45 minutes from Tamworth during 'Taste'
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The Outback Experience - Wallabadah
Whether you’re interested in making your own breads, sausages or cheese, or just after a night under the stars with food and entertainment, The Outback Experience has it.
There will be hands on workshops for making bread, sausages and cheese that cater to all levels, as well as the opportunity to stay on for an authentic camp fire meal.
Attendees can book in for one or all the workshops.
Package deals are available* Numbers are limited
Date: Saturday 11th April & Sunday 12th April
Bread making: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Cheese Making: 3pm – 5pm
Camp Fire meal with live music: 6:30pm – Late
Sausage Making: 9:30am – 11am
Bread Making 11:30am – 1pm
Venue: "Wilgabah” 107 Baldock's Rd, Wallabadah
Bread making: $20.00
Sausage Making: $25.00
Cheese Making: $25.00
Camp Fire meal: $25.00
Bookings can be made by ring Tania on 0427462155 or 0429462155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10% discount on: workshops + dinner workshops + dinner+ accommodation at the Art Shack
The Walcha Kitchen
Located on their quaint property just an hours’ drive from Tamworth, The Walcha Kitchen cooking school is run by mother and daughter duo, Cathy and Anna Lisle who were contestants on My Kitchen Rules in 2014.
Using fresh and local produce from around the area, their hands-on classes are small and intimate, catering for groups of six to nine people, with a sit-down meal at the end of the class.
Friday 10th April, 2015
10am – 1.30pm: Pastry 101
4-7.30pm: 3 Course Dinner Party
Saturday 11th April, 2015
10am – 1.30pm: 3 Course Dinner Party
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Numbers are limited