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Menu set for Tamworth Taste Month

Ladies enjoy a Taste Tamworth Festival Long Lunch. Picture: Destination Tamworth

Taste Tamworth Festival will be served up a little differently when it makes its ninth appearance this April.

The event, now jam-packed into four days, will feature as the main course of the newly introduced Taste Month.

Barry Harley, Tamworth Regional Council’s events manager, said the festival allows visitors to explore what the region has to offer.

“With the addition of Taste Month there is even more reason for people to come and check it out,” he said.

“With the condensed festival format, we hope to see more visitors to the region for the entirety of the festival.”

“They can now arrive on Friday, enjoy four great events and head home on Monday”.

Organisers have spiced things up this year with some changes to the four events Taste Tamworth festival-goers have grown to love including:

  • the pop-up bar will return to its roots on April 17 as it bursts into the Town Hall laneway

  • Bicentennial Park will play host to the ever-popular Taste in the Park on April 18 with a new Garden Bar that will remain open until 7pm.

  • With a new home at the Oxley Scenic Lookout, The Long Lunch will feature a three-course meal masterminded by Gold Leaf Catering head chef Chris Roach.

  • The traditional High Tea in the Gardens will take place at 10am at the Botanic Gardens and will be followed by a new kid-friendly version at 2pm.

  • In 2020, council decided to introduce Taste Month campaign to leverage broader tourism campaigns targeting domestic travel such as Destination NSW’s ‘Love NSW’ campaign.

“The introduction of the Taste Month campaign allows us to host all of our Taste Tamworth Festival signature events providing that ‘long weekend experience’, but also will educate visitors about the amazing local produce offerings in the Tamworth region, encouraging visitors to enjoy experiences in our backyard,” Mr Harley said.

“We are pleased to see a number of local businesses have jumped at the opportunity to present local produce menus and host one-off events during April, showcasing the great things available in the Tamworth region and surrounds.”

Special events and activities to feature throughout Taste Month will be hosted by The Workshop Kitchen, The Pig & Tinder Box, Le Pruneau, Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm, Tamworth Regional Gallery, The Retreat and some of the region’s newest venues including CAMP Grounds, Strings & Beans and Connors by Corey.

The popular Country Capital Cook-Off will also be making a return.


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