10 Things to get excited about at the 2017 Felton Food Festival!

The countdown is on to the Felton Food Festival, with less than one month to go until the big day. We are getting very excited about everything that is planned for the day – it will truly be the biggest and best Festival to date! Here are 10 things to get excited about (in no particular order), so add them to your ‘must do’ Festival list.

10. George the Farmer

George will be making a number of appearances throughout the day, using stories, songs and games to teach children about farming practices, how our food is produced, and how it gets to our plate. Kids, make sure you get a photo with George!

9. The Grains Display

The Felton Grain display takes a fascinating look at the crops grown right here in the Felton Valley as they progress through the stages of paddock right through to supermarket shelves and your pantry. Local farmers were on hand throughout the day to answer questions and provide invaluable one-on-one information about products that can, and do have, a global distribution.

8. Felton Farm Fossick for kids

The kids will love the Felton Farm Fossick with Rabobank, where they have to fossick around the Festival site, talk to farmers and listen to George in order to answer six questions from their fossick booklet. Not only is this a fun activity to keep the children busy during the day, but they will also learn a lot about farming animals, soils and crops.

7. National Sausage King Competition

Check out some of Queensland’s best burgers and sizzling snags at the 2017 Outback Heat of the Sausage King and Best Butcher’s Burger competition, taking place at the Felton Food Festival. See butchers from the region do what they do best as they showcase their products across a range of categories.

6. The Raffle Wheel

Try your luck on the newly reconstructed ‘World’s Biggest Chocolate Wheel’, which will be making its debut at the Felton Food Festival. Made from recycled farm materials and including features such as a bubble blower, steam whistle, sound effects and smoke machines, the spectacular raffle wheel will be spinning up some great prizes including accommodation packages, vouchers, memorabilia and more.

5. Costa

Costa Georgiadis is a huge supporter of the Felton Food Festival and a popular crowd favourite every year. Costa will be interviewing farmers in the Felton Produce Q&A tent, taking part in the celebrity cooking challenge, meeting the kids and having photos in the Children’s Marquee and roaming around the Festival throughout the chat to all the visitors.

4. ‘Science in Action’ Tent

To explore how science is changing agriculture, check out the displays provided by the University of Southern Queensland Science in Action tent.  See drones, agriculture technology, a human powered blender, and taste Queen Garnett plum juice and learn about its potential health benefits as a ‘super-food’.

3. Celebrity Chefs

Alastair McLeod, Caroline Jones and Alison Alexander will be in the Main Marquee for a day of cooking demonstrations and challenges. See the chefs whip one some delicious creations using local produce and a variety of other fresh and tasty ingredients.

2. Live music

Enjoy the ambience and atmosphere of the Tuff Bullbars Australian Music Main Stage - the place to go to sit down and relax while listening to the sounds of some amazing talent. From French, Italian, Celtic and Latin, to Gypsy, rock, jazz, blues and grunge, there will be music to delight every fan.

1. Market stalls galore

Meander through the market stalls and discover some true delights from more than 80 exhibitors. The stalls will feature everything from food and beverages to craft and locally made creations. A delight for all the senses.