Felton Food Festival Enjoys a Bumper Yield!

2016 was set to be the ‘Year of Pulses’, but it also became the year that all records were smashed as an incredible 12,000 people arrived in the Felton Valley on Sunday for the annual Felton Food Festival.

With crowds up from 8,000 in 2015, it was clear that the festival was going to be a huge success with over 500 eager visitors waiting at the gates from 8am.

And they weren’t disappointed. As the day warmed up, so did the entertainment! Celebrity gardener Costa Georgiadis had a blast with the kids, and George the Farmer performed his brand new song about Pulses. Listen to the full song here.

Celebrity chefs Matt Golinski, Glen Barratt and Alison Alexander cooked up non-stop entertainment in the University of Southern Queensland Celebrity Marquee, and

Glen and Costa took out the celebrity challenge and hope to be back next year to defend their title. To download all of the celebrity recipes click here.

Plus there were over 50 entries in the Felton Farm Fossick brought to you by Rabobank.

Despite the dry conditions, the onsite crop tours were a great success, and the World’s Biggest Chocolate Wheel raised record funds thanks to the Felton Raffle crew.

With more than 80 stallholders involved in the Festival, all were extremely happy with the day, with some selling out and others commenting that it is the 'best produce market in the world'.

The Felton Food Festival organising committee would like to thank the SES for their efforts keeping traffic flowing, and also thanks drivers for their patience throughout delays.

In addition, the committee would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to the 200+ volunteers who dedicated their time to making this year’s festival the best yet.

In true Felton style, 2017 planning is already underway, so if you have any feedback or suggestions for making next year even bigger and better, please fill out the survey here.

Click here to view the 2016 Festival Photo Gallery, and if you missed out on purchasing the 'Felton......A Taste of the Valley' Cookbook, click here to order it now.

Remember, it’s not about taking one day to celebrate our farmers, educate our children and care about where our food comes from, it is something we can all do every single day.

Felton Food Festival – grow, gather, enjoy. See you in 2017!

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.