It’s that time of year again, the weather is starting to warm up and the Sample Food Festival held at the Bangalow Showground last Saturday 3rd September as it has been annually for the last 5 years.

A time for friends to relax outdoors, revel in the warm spring sunshine and enjoy the best food and produce the Northern Rivers has to offer.  A number of up and coming and renowned chefs attended, this year sure was a doozy!

$5 and $10 tasting plates were on offer from some of the best restaurants around. There were so many producers and restaurant stalls punters didn’t know where to begin! Curries, Smokehouse BBQ, Yum Cha, Seafood, bread’s and pastries, desserts, Stone and Wood Beer, Ciders, and Wines + specialist cheeses, salami, chocolate and so much more! It was like a foodies heaven!

There was also live music to create the ambiance that the Sample Food Festival is known and loved for as well as activities for the kiddies and live cooking demonstrations.

A fun family day out that was definitely thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. I’m glad I went with an empty tummy so that I could enjoy all the yummy food that was on offer!

If you didn’t make it this year mark it in your calendar for next year, the Sample Food Festival just gets better and better!