Sunday 2nd July, Ballina Jockey Club 11am -5pm
Festival Ticket $25, Bus Ticket $5 return. Check the bus schedule HERE
Entry to the Sunday event is for Adults -18 plus only. Photo ID will be required for entry.
The main festival day features exhibitors, information sessions, demonstrations and quality entertainment. This stunning celebration of the Northern Rivers highlights Ballina and what the region has to offer.
Cottage industries will showcase their wonderful products. Local restaurants will cook their signature dishes for patrons to sample with tasting plates available for purchase. A variety of wines, craft beers, ciders and spirits will be available to sample and glasses and bottles of wine, beer and ciders are available to purchase to enjoy on the day or to take home.
Winemakers and brewers are on hand to talk about products and share their knowledge at information sessions, which are conducted throughout the afternoon. This is a unique opportunity to interact with the experts and sample the very best rich reds, elegant whites, and boutique beers.
By keeping the entry costs reasonable ($25), it gives patrons an opportunity to experience a wide variety of products and enjoy world-class entertainment.
Multitalented instrumentalists and entertainers will grace the stage during the afternoon. We have well known local artists performing this year including Bourbon Street, Glen Massey, Leigh James & Elisabeth Lord – all from the Northern Rivers area. Due to popular demand, Jed Zarb from Sydney will be returning this to get everyone up and dancing.
Buses will be running from various locations around the region from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Bangalow, Lismore, Alstonville, Lennox Head and Ballina. Bus tickets are just $5 return, so no need to worry about driving. Check the bus schedule HERE.
Check out our Cooking Demonstrations during the afternoon. See program times HERE
The festival committee presents several awards to recognize the talent and enthusiasm of our exhibitors.
The awards this year will be:
– Best Exhibitor
– Dish of the Day
– Best Use of Local Produce
– Peoples Choice