Your Winter Harvest Festival Go-To Guide

Bring your appetite (and your esky) to the Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival this Saturday – it’s going to be huge!

Producers and farmers from around the region will be at the Aratula Community Sports Complex, Carter Rd Aratula, for this celebration of the Scenic Rim’s farms, food and community.

Gates open at 10am and the first 1000 visitors through the gate will receive a free souvenir Scenic Rim shopper bag. This is Eat Local Week’s signature event and is a chance to eat and drink your way around the region – quite literally.

This year’s Winter Harvest Festival is the biggest yet – with 60 stalls (a WHF record!) selling everything from local vegetables to cheese, beef, bread, craft beer and even camel milk ice-cream.

Don’t forget there are free kids’ rides all day and plenty of lovely places to put down a picnic rug, or a chair, and settle in to enjoy the live music and cooking demonstrations.

The popular Kalbar & District Community Bank Tractor Pulling Competition is on at 2pm – who will pull the 12-tonne John Deere tractor in the fastest time?

Chef and author Brenda Fawdon will be on stage at 10.30am sharing her Chicken and Vegetable Laksa recipe – using all local ingredients! Wild Canary Executive Chef Glen Barrett will be on stage at 12.15pm to showcase his Scenic Rim winter vegetable salad.

The Harvest Festival Cooking Stage

There will be plenty to see, do and taste – but here’s some Scenic Rim food & drink you mustn’t miss!

  1. Try Summer Land Farms Camel’s Milk Ice-cream, Naughty Little Kids Goat’s Milk Gelato and Towri Sheep Cheeses Sheep’s Milk Cheese
  2. Cool down with a Croft Brewing Finger Lime Beer
  3. Relax over a Carrot Vodka, an Eat Local Week collaboration between Flinders Peak Winery & Kalfresh Vegetables. Try it over the bar in a Scenic Rim Bloody Mary, or buy a bottle to take home. Stock up on all the Bloody Mary ingredients at the festival.
  4. Snaffle yourself some baked delights from Julia’s Pantry, including her amazing carrot & caraway crisp breads.
  5. Scenic Rim chilli – who knew? Inca in Oz are local chilli growers and will be selling chilli, as well as Peruvian cuisine.
  6. Vegetarians are more than catered for by Pots of Produce. You’ll love their gourmet offerings.
  7. Carnivores won’t miss out either – feast on Scenic Rim beef, lamb, pork, chicken and camel! Yes really.
  8. Do not miss Carabeen Beef‘s corned beef pies, they’re delish.
  9. If you haven’t tried the Boonah Lion’s Club handcut chips then you haven’t lived. They’ll be cooking all day.
  10. The gang from Arthur Clive’s Family Bakehouse will have a delicious spread of treats for sale, including carrot bread, finger lime cupcakes and many other baked goods featuring Scenic Rim produce.
  11. Coffee. Have no fear there will be coffee. Lot’s of it. We’ve booked eight coffee trucks to keep everyone caffeinated.
  12. Do your bit for the War on Waste. BYO water bottle and fill it up from Queensland Urban Utilities’ hydration station. QUU will also be giving away reusable water bottles.
  13. Grab a healthy snack. Give your tastebuds a healthy reprieve with a bag of Just Veg. Carrot Sticks. They’re grown and cut just down the road by the team at Kalfresh Vegetables, who will also be selling a range of in-season, local veg.
  14. Tomato prices are high elsewhere, so be sure to stock up on Peak Veggie Patch‘s heirloom tomatoes. They’re chunky, juicy and colourful.
  15. The Butcher Co. team will be firing up the BBQ to cook their a-m-a-z-i-n-g local beef and pork. Get in early or you’ll be disappointed!

Lots of local stallholders waiting to feed you!

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Tickets are available at the gate – bring your friends.
  • Adults are $10, children under-12 FREE.
  • Make sure you bring a cooler for your purchases and a shopping bag.
  • There are free rides for kids all day and the Winter Harvest Festival is an all-weather event.
  • There are some roadworks on the Cunningham Highway so leave plenty of time and travel safely.
  • Sorry, no pets or animals allowed.
  • EFTPOS facilities are available on site but it’s a good idea to bring cash as well.

Enjoying the Winter Harvest Festival

PROGRAM

10am: Gates Open

10.30am: Brenda Fawdon Cooking Demonstration

11.30am: Kalbar & District Community Bank Kids Tractor Pull

12.15pm: Glen Barratt Cooking Demonstration

2pm: Kalbar & District Community Bank Adult Tractor Pull

All Day: Live Music from the Bandoliers

Are you strong enough to pull as 12-tonne tractor?

STALLHOLDERS

PRODUCE, MEAT & CHEESES

Ayton Farm Chicken and Eggs

Canungra Visitor Information Centre

Carabeen Beef

Dewars Honey

Freshwater Australian Crayfish Traders

Greenlee Farm Macadamias

Inca in Oz Chillies

Kalfresh Vegetables

Naughty Little Kids Goats Gelato & Cheese

Peak Veggie Patch

Rathlogan Olives

Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk

Scenic Rim Lavender

Scenic Rim Olives

Summer Land Farms

Tracey’s Tuckerbag

Towri Sheep Cheeses

Valley Pride Produce

White Gold Creamery

Winsome Valley Produce

Young Farmers

PRESERVES & BAKED GOODS

Arthur Clive’s Family Bakehouse

Jules Yummies

Julia’s Pantry

Kerri-Ann’s Cupcakes

Pamela’s Kitchen

Silvers Beef Jerky

READY TO EAT FOOD

Ants Fruit Market

Arthur Clive’s Family Bakehouse

Ayton Farm

Bittersweet Symphony

Carabeen Beef

Fire’n’Dough

Franco Succulento

Inca in Oz – Peruvian Cuisine

Naughty Little Kids Goats Gelato & Cheese

Pots of Produce – Vegetarian

Rani’s Cuisine

Summer Land Camel Farm

The Butcher Co

The Picnic Parlour

Lions Club of Boonah hand cut chips

Scenic Roots

Wood Fire Pizza

COFFEE

Arthur Clive’s Family Bakehouse

Cactus Coffee

Café Cartel

Cuppa-licious Coffee

Green Lane Coffee Plantation

Hot Shotz Coffee

Scenic Rim Coffee

Wendy’s Coffee 2 Go

CRAFT BEER

Beard & Brau Farmhouse Brewery

Croft Brewing

Scenic Rim Brewery

WINERIES

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard

Flinders Peak Winery

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard

Normanby Wines

Welgan Estate Wines

Fill up your water bottle throughout the day at the Queensland Urban Utilities hydration stations!

Special thanks to our major supporters:

Scenic Rim Regional Council, Kalfresh Vegetables,  Queensland Urban UtilitiesTourism and Event Queensland and the Kalbar & District Community Bank

 

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