Four days of foodie fun for scrumptious festival

FOOD lovers brace yourself because your wildest dreams are about to come true.

This year the Foodie Festival will span over four days.

The scrumptious celebration of local food will bring together the tastes and talents of many producers in the region.

Festival director Kerry Turner said the Foodie Fest had been in planning for roughly six months and she was delighted by the interest in the year's festival compared to last.

"Many places originally declined," she said.

"But they have more of an interest this year due to the overwhelming success of last year.

"Restaurants are pleased they're able to offer cooking classes."

The four day festival will commence on November 29 with a Foodie Flick where the documentary Ingredients will play with a detailed discussion afterwards.

Foodie Friday is back this year and is set to be Tweed's biggest dinner party held at the Murwillumbah's showgrounds.

Delicious foods will be on sale with each stall offering signature dishes for $5 and $10.

There will be food, alcohol and music, what more could you ask for?

Saturday will offer visitors a chance to try their hand at learning the art of food preparation under the guidance of local chefs and food experts.

Try making scrumptious Vietnamese dishes and French high tea.

If that does not float your boat take a stab at making preservative free sausages, learning to make cheese or brewing designer coffee.

And if that was not enough head down on Sunday for the Farm Day.

You will have the opportunity to chat with local farmers to discuss how they got their green thumbs.

The festival team is expecting a crowd of about 1500 and booking tables ahead is a great idea.

Mrs Turner said the event was a fantastic tourism opportunity for the Tweed.

"It's a chance to bring in people from outside the Tweed," she said.

"It has the potential to do that and be an educational event to teach about making healthy food choices.

"Our event's going to be a unique food festival and I don't think there's anywhere else, especially in the region that offers one like this."

The festival kicks off on November 29 and finishes on December 2.

For more details, prices and bookings head to tweedfoodiefest.com.au.



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