All About the Scenic Rim’s Winter Harvest Festival
If you live in or near the Scenic Rim, you won’t want to miss the Winter Harvest Festival. It’s held every year in the breathtaking region and it features and celebrates delicious food, exquisite wines and good ol’ farming. Whether you’re foodies or not, you and your loved ones will have a blast here.
What Is the Winter Harvest Festival?
The Winter Harvest Festival is the Scenic Rim’s signature event at its Eat Local Week.
Eat Local Week is a seven-day celebration of the Scenic Rim’s food, farmers and natural beauty. It starts on 29 June and ends on 7 July. (So you better hurry!)
The Winter Harvest Festival is held on 6 July at the Aratula Sports Complex.. You and your loved ones will find and enjoy an amazing array of foodies’ delights here, including:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Delectable wine
- Tangy cheeses
Some of the Must-See Stallholders
Sarabah Estate Vineyard, a gorgeous vineyard nestled in the hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Owners, operators and wine lovers Cameron and Toni-Maree Bishop make some of the best wines in the region.
Valley Pride Produce, which is owned and operated by Andrew Scholl, a fifth-generation farmer, and his wife, Theresa. They supply vegetables straight from their farm to hospitals, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Fire’n’Dough Woodfired Pizza, where you can enjoy woodfired pizza made right on site.
Other Winter Harvest Festival Highlights
As we mentioned, you’ll surely enjoy yourself here even if you aren’t a foodie. That’s because the event has lots more to offer, like:
The Kalbar & District Bendigo Community Bank Tractor Pulling Competition. Ever wondered if it were possible to be stronger than a tractor? You and your loved ones can find out by joining this tractor pulling competition. Team up and test yourselves against real-life tractors! Aside from glory, get the chance to win prize money to support your community and sporting groups.
Fashions on the Field. Held for the first time ever this year is the Fashions on the Field fashion competition. Come decked-out in your best food-inspired outfit and flaunt it on the catwalk. Make sure your dressed to impress as hundreds in prize money is up for grabs.
Live music. Enjoy the live performances of local musicians as they entertain the attendees all day.
Important Things to Know Before Checking Out the Festival
- The event starts at 10AM and ends at 4PM.
- Tickets are available online and at the entrance.
- Children under 12 will be allowed in free.
- There will be plenty of parking spaces. You can check them out here.
- There will be free rides for kids the whole day.
- Queensland Urban Utilities will be providing free water top-ups all day, so bring water bottles.
- Also bring shopping bags and a cooler for your purchases.
- There will be EFTPOS facilities, but bring cash, just to be sure.
- Sorry, but pets and other animals aren’t allowed.
See you there!