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.
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.
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!