A Bundle of Local Foodie Love!

Attention all foodies out there….

Our Harvest Food Festival will run from Thursday 3 May to Sunday May 6 2018.

Our NRF Harvest Food Festival offers the community & visitors an opportunity to connect with local food producers and celebrate our abundant local food – Northern Rivers style. We’re dishing up some pretty special unique food & distillery experiences for you this year. Clear your calendar to make room for local food, beverages, culinary surprises and wonderful company as you explore some of our region’s finest offerings.

Harvest Food Festival Special Bundle Rates!

For the first time, we are offering a strictly limited number of specially discounted Harvest Food Festival tickets wrapped up lovingly as one beautiful Bundle ticket for you to enjoy the tastes of the region.

Harvest Food Festival Bundle Deal includes:

Four sensational Harvest Food Festival events, from 3 May –6 May  2018, including:

  • An exclusive launch party at Cape Byron Distillery (3 May); and
  • Graze the valley & discover the fabulous world of artisanal cheese, micro herbs & a delicious farmhouse lunch on our food lover’s tour of the Tweed Valley (5 May); and
  • Discover why our local macadamia, coffee & honey are so special in our “Backroads of Byron” tour (6 May); and
  • Enjoy our special festival finale festivities at the gorgeous Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking School in Brooklet, “Under the Fig Tree” (6 May).

Our special Harvest Bundle Deal offers you all of these for the one special discounted value deal price. Don’t miss out this year…our tickets sell like hotcakes!!

Note: Our ticket prices include GST + ticketing costs.

Harvest Food Festival Exclusive Opening: Harvest Festival Opening At Cape Byron Distillery

Date: Thursday May 5 2018, from 3.00pm-7.00pm

Venue: Cape Byron Distillery, 80 St Helena Rd, McLeods Shoot

Come and join us at Cape Byron Distillery, situated in the heart of our macadamia farm overlooking lush rainforest. The home of Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin (created by the Brook Family and Jim McEwan) and Brookie’s Slow Gin.

The afternoon will be the perfect start to our Harvest Celebrations. The ultimate Distillery experience includes: 

  • Two premium cocktails relaxing on the verandah overlooking the rainforest and macadamia farm (additional drinks available at Cellar Door )
  • “Gin Pig on the Spit” & fabulous food from Northern Rivers growers and producers including The Farm, Nimbin Valley Dairy, Salumi Australia, Brookfarm and many more – meet the makers!
  • Botanicals Sensory experience
  • Rainforest tours – running all afternoon until sunset

Transport will be by own transport* (with designated driver please) or by Taxi or Uber.
Note – CBD is on a working farm. Please wear appropriate covered footwear if you would like to be part of the rainforest tour. Some walking uphill involved.

Graze the Tweed Valley: Discover the Marvels of Cheese, Herb, Avocados and Cane Sugar Rum

Date: Saturday 5 May 2018,  from 8.30am – 4.15pm

Venue / Depart & Finish: Elements of Byron Resort, Byron Bay, 144 Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay.

Hop on the foodie bus and discover the delights in our abundant Northern Rivers backyard. From the luxe Elements of Byron Resort in Byron Bay, we’ll make our way north to Burringbar, home to an array of local producers including Pocket Herbs and Cheeses Loves You.

Taste your way through a selection of minature herbs before balancing your palate with an array of superior Jersey cow’s milk cheeses. With some time to digest, we’ll meander through beautiful countryside to Cudgen for a tour of a local farm and hear about the growth and changes they have made from an avocado plantation to a small crop organic principaled farm before enjoying a foraging lunch feast of local produce.

Making our way back into the heart of the valley, stop by the Tweed River, amongst the lush sugar cane and drink in the delights of the Husk Distillery, made famous for its Ink Gin as well as its selection of Agri Rum.

The day finishes back at Elements of Byron Resort where you are welcome to join your new found friends at the bar!


Farms and Feasting: Backroads of Byron Farmgate Tour. Bus tour of local farms in the ‘Backroads of Byron

Date: Sunday 6 May  2018,  from 8.30am – 2.00pm

Venue / Depart and finish from The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, 77-97 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay

Come along and discover some of the finest local producers in the “Backroads of Byron”. This farmgate tour begins & finishes at the Byron at Byron Resort where we’ll meet and enjoy the sunshine before we prepare for a range of Sunday strolls through local farms. We’ll be taking in locally grown coffee, honey, pigs, chickens and macadamias – getting hands-on at the source, tantalising our culinary senses.

Our gorgeous tour finishes and will drop off at The Byron at Byron Resort at 2pm.


Under the Fig Tree at Bhavana Festive Harvest Closing Celebrations

Date: Sunday 6 May  2018 , from 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Venue: Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking School, 841 Fernleigh Rd, Brooklet.

Perched high on the hill off Fernleigh Road in beautiful Brooklet, Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking school boasts one of the most fabulous views across the valley looking towards the Nightcap ranges in the north. Set on beautiful grounds, under the fig tree, our Festive Harvest Closing Celebrations will be a celebratory end to our four days of food touring & feasting.

Join us to send off the 2018 Harvest Food Festival and Harvest Trail in the only way we know how! With great local produce in a stunning local setting. Watch the sunset over the farms in the valley below, as you enjoy a drink or two, delicious nibblies, with your newly made friends around the fire-pit in the beautiful grounds of Bhavana.

Ticket cost includes two drinks and tasty gourmet nibblies. Additional drinks may be purchased from the bar.
Transport will be by own transport (with designated driver please) or by Taxi or Uber. Parking will be on the grounds at Bhavana (not on Fernleigh Road please).

 Special Harvest Bundle deals:

  • NRF Early Bird Bundle deal (purchase before 3 April 2018) – $408 (includes all four events above)*
  • NRF Member Bundle Deal (purchase from 4 April  2018) – $429 (includes all four events above)*
  • Non-members Early Bird Bundle deal (Purchase before 3 April  2018) – $459 (includes all four events above)*
  • Non-member Bundle Deal (Purchase after 4 April  2018) – $483 (includes all four events above).

 *Note – conditions apply. This bundle deal applies only to this offer of this four particular events. No refunds.

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