Picture this … You’re in the hub of the New England North West. The sweltering summer is dwindling away, and the golden-turning autumn leaves are blowing in the crisp breeze that wisps along the edge of the mountains and out on to the farming flats.
You can hear live music and the chatter of friends humming through the streets, and the flavoursome smell of fresh, authentic and delicious food is coming to you from every angle.
This could be your reality if you head to Tamworth this April for the Taste Tamworth Festival, the premier food and wine event on the region’s calendar.
Taste is a 10-day celebration of the local growers, makers, chefs and diners, featuring the best local produce the region has to offer. The mouth-watering meals, fine wine, locally crafted beers, and abundance of entertainment makes for a fabulous food-filled affair.
The year-round offerings from local venues, including Glasshouse Restaurant at Goonoo
Goonoo Station, The Workshop, DECO Wine Bar and Restaurant, and The Pig and Tinder Box, just to name a few, are cementing Tamworth’s reputation as a regional “foodie” hub, with visitors travelling hundreds of kilometres to enjoy the hospitality on offer.
Producers, makers and restaurant operators will band together to host an array of delicious events throughout the Taste Tamworth Festival, with some of the highlights including:
Taste in the Park: sit back and relax under the shaded trees of Tamworth’s beautiful Bicentennial Park – the perfect picnic destination to be enjoyed by the whole family. With immaculate stalls providing samples of foods and beverages from all over the region, live music and impeccable company, there’s plenty happening to delight all tastebuds.
Pop Up on Fitzroy: the Fitzroy Plaza is the place to be both Friday nights of Taste, with the outdoor plaza turning into a pop-up food and beverage haven. Kickstart the weekend by wandering through the stalls of the neighbouring restaurants and enjoy a drink from Tamworth’s iconic Post Office Hotel.
High Tea in the Gardens: indulge in a sophisticated afternoon of sweet and savoury treats and tea and coffee, accompanied by live entertainment in the gorgeous surroundings of the Botanic Gardens.
The Long Lunch: this signature event is the ultimate dining experience, with a three-course meal brought to you by the region’s leading chefs. All produce is locally sourced and grown, with visitors travelling from all over Australia to share in an afternoon that oozes relaxation and concludes the festival.
So, if you’re a lover of authentic and delicious flavours, a drinker of crisp wines, cold beers and refreshing beverages who enjoys live entertainment and spending time with your mates, make the Taste Tamworth Festival a must on your to-do list this autumn.
Taste Tamworth Festival will be hosted in Tamworth from Friday 5th April to Sunday 14th April. For more info, to purchase
tickets or become a stall holder, visit