For the first time ever, Bungendore is having its very own Harvest Festival! Hosted by Southern Harvest Association, the weekend-long event from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 April celebrates the food, farming and fibre that Bungendore has to offer.
The event hopes to put a focus on what Bungendore is all about, as well as showing off the town as a regional, fresh food and produce destination for Canberra and its surroundings. The idea is to give credit and to showcase our local farmers, as they are right on our doorstep!
“Bungendore has such a rich farming history and our community has so much to offer…we want to give our farmers and businesses the chance to showcase this, while also educating people on the advantages of purchasing local, seasonal produce,” Bungendore Harvest Festival Organiser Penny Kothe says.
Festival-goers will be able to watch and enjoy demonstrations, stalls, cooking, tours of the area, and tastings – which the foodies will love!
Saturday 28 April is the biggest day of the festival, with the streets of Bungendore coming alive with over 30 food and wine stalls for you to delve into. Chestnut roasting, oil infusing, and garlic tastings are just some of the fun and novelty activities to take part in on the day.
It also wouldn’t be a traditional festival without something for the kiddies! Face painting, interactive food demonstrations and a harvest-themed dachshund parade are our top picks to provide parents with some respite – seriously what more could you want?
The kids are also encouraged to dress up in their best harvest costumes – ideas include farmers, scarecrows, or even their favourite fruit or veggie.
So clear your weekend and come along to enjoy the festivities Bungendore has to offer!
Bungendore Harvest Festival
Ellendon Street, Bungendore
*Featured in image: Penny Kothe (Festival Organizer), Pete Harrison (Chair of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council) and Martin Darcy (Events and Tourism at Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council)