A 10 day celebration of regional food, wine and produce
- Laneway Pop Up Bar: for one unforgettable night of canapés, regional beer and wine, and cool tunes. Get in quick for tickets, they sell out fast
- Taste in the Park is a day of activities and stallholders and sample regional food, meet the producers, check out the celebrity chef or relax in our garden bar
- 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
10 - 19 April 2015
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 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.
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 Lifeline, 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.
- Celebrity Chef: each year, a Celebrity Chef hosts a cook book talk at Tamworth Library, (this is a free event) and guest stars at Taste in the Park
- Country camp oven lunch: this is a lovely day at a farm at Wallabadah. A 4WD is required to access the property - a true, country experience
- Workshops, like cheesemaking and aquaculture
- Bendemeer "Colours of Autumn" Art & Craft Show: held every year at Bendemeer, just 45 minutes from Tamworth during 'Taste'