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2024 Gascoyne Food Festival Returns

2024 Gascoyne Food Festival Unveils Lineup of Culinary Events Celebrating the Region's Bounty

 

The eagerly anticipated culinary event the Gascoyne Food Festival is back this August and September 2024, celebrating the vibrant food culture, diverse flavours, and cultural heritage of the Gascoyne region.

 

Dubbed ‘the food bowl’ of Western Australia, Gascoyne is home to a rich fishing, aquaculture, agriculture, and pastoral industries producing an annual gross output of $1.196 billion annually and this festival is about putting this incredible produce and the people behind it on show.


Gascoyne Food Council Chair Chris Higham said the festival, organised by the GFC, is a food lover's paradise, celebrating the region's agricultural produce, bountiful seafood, and First Nations culinary traditions.

 

“From exclusive long table dinners and lunches to community gatherings, each event offers a unique opportunity to indulge in the finest local fare and immerse oneself in Gascoyne's vibrant food culture. We’re excited to announce the tickets are going on sale on Monday 6 May,” said Ms Higham.

 

“Kicking off the festivities is the Carnarvon Long Table Lunch, slated for Saturday 3 August at an iconic banana plantation. Against this picturesque backdrop, guests will indulge in a sumptuous feast featuring the region's freshest produce.

 

“This is just the start of the culinary experience, with events at Bullara Station on Saturday 10 August, Carnarvon’s Gwoondwardu Mia Centre on Friday 16 August, the Carnarvon Fascine on Saturday 17 August, Gascoyne Junction Pub on Saturday 24 August, Mount Augustus Tourist Park on Saturday 31 August and Exmouth Whalebone on Friday 6 September.

 

“There is an event on every weekend until the final at Whalebone. With an exciting lineup of culinary events scheduled throughout August and September, the festival promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience for attendees of all ages.”

 

The Gascoyne Development Commission CEO Timothy Bray said it is important to celebrate our pastoralists, farmers and producers who work tirelessly to feed Australia.

 

“This event allows attendees to taste the local cuisine and gives them the chance to appreciate where it comes from. Our region has a vast agriculture and aquaculture industry and is a significant beef producer with more than 50 active pastoral stations. 

 

“It is incredible to learn that more than 75 per cent of the land in the Gascoyne is pastoral leases. Stations such as Bullara located in the Exmouth Gulf have combined their working cattle stations with tourism, giving visitors a chance to experience the ultimate outback stay.”

 

The iconic Bullara Station will be hosting an exclusive Long Table Dinner at its historic 120-year-old woolshed, featuring the regions incredible produce and their very own beef on the menu.

 

Head Chef Toby Fisher and Pastry Chef Maree Fisher who are both trained in French cuisine at a Michelin-star level will be hosting this event.

 

Toby Fisher said this culinary extravaganza promises an evening of French bistro classics infused with the unique flavours of Gascoyne's local produce.

 

“Bullara has become famous for our outback hospitality and dinner experiences and we’re looking forward to turning up the heat for this French inspired long table dinner,” Mr Fisher said.

 

The events calendar promises a celebration of food, music, cultural and community spirit.

 

“We are thrilled to present this diverse lineup of events, showcasing the best of Gascoyne's culinary scene," said Ms Higham.

 

“Stay tuned for all the details on each event by following our social media and our website where you can start buying tickets from Monday 6 May.”

 

The event is proudly sponsored by Gascoyne Development Commission, and Shire of Carnarvon. Ticket sales are limited at each event, to ensure the best quality for our attendees.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gascoynefoodfestival.com.au.

 

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