Eat your way around the Scenic Rim
Eat Local Week celebrates the food, farmers and natural beauty of the Scenic Rim through a program of festivals, farm gate events and culinary experiences.
Experience the food and wine of this fertile region, which produces a bounty of fruit and vegetables, wines, milk and gourmet products such as olives, cheeses, jams and relishes.
Eat Local Week asks visitors and Scenic Rim locals to consider their food and wine choices and recognise the vast array of products available on their doorstep. This festival of food and farming runs during the first week of the Queensland June-July school holidays at various locations around the Scenic Rim region, which is just one hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Eat Local Week returns in 2016 from June 25 to July 3.
Expressions of interest are now open for businesses or groups wishing to serve up a local event in conjunction with the annual celebration of the food and produce of the Scenic Rim.
QAGOMA Executive Chef, Josue (Josh) Lopez, joined Eat Local Week in 2015, as the event’s official ambassador. Josh led a popular Discovery & Degustation Tour of the region and presented a cooking demonstration at the Winter Harvest Festival, sharing his passion for local, seasonal ingredients with the crowd.
This authentic food event connects consumers with food producers and highlights the benefits of sourcing food that’s in-season, close to the source.
Pick your own carrots, learn to cook with native Australian ingredients, or visit a robotic dairy – there’s a great range of free and low-cost events on offer.
Eat Local Week’s signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival, is a celebration of food, wine and farming featuring live music, fresh produce, tasting plates, cooking demonstrations and a tractor pulling competition.
The Winter Harvest Festival is a celebration of the premium food and wine produced by the region’s farmers and agri-businesses.
Mayor John Brent