Scenic Rim Eat Local Week marks 10 years of flavour with more than 125 events at 48 locations: June 26 to July 4
Foodies are hungry for Scenic Rim Eat Local Week with events selling out just days after the program launched!
Celebrating a decade of deliciousness in 2021, Eat Local Week will be held from June 26 through to July 4, with prelude events staged in Brisbane and the region. It is the biggest program in the event’s 10 year history with over 125 events across 48 locations.
Already the Winter Italian Feast at The Overflow Estate 1895 has sold out and there’s less than 10 tickets remaining for The Long Lunch. Dinner under the Stars with the Scenic Rim Astronomy Association in Laravale is sold out, the Scenic Rim Cooking Class program is at capacity, the two-day Tour with the Old Church B&B is sold out and Mt Barney Lodge has added a second Sunset Eco Tour given the first one is fully booked! In addition, the Kalfresh Carrot Day is expected to sell completely out this week after adding more sessions!
Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen said he was thrilled events were selling out already, and urged people to buy tickets to their favourite events now.
“After being postponed last year, Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is back and proving to be so much more than just tasting our amazing local food and wine. The event showcases the region as a leading destination, driving tourism, fostering community pride and generating ongoing economic benefits. In 2019 Eat Local Week generated nearly $2million for the regional economy, and we look forward to doing this again this year. Tickets sales are showing that people really are after a range of experiences, from the marque dining adventures, to cooking classes, kids activities and overnight stays and tours,” he said.
Featuring events from Canungra to The Lost World, Beaudesert to Boonah, Tamborine Mountain to Kalbar, Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2021 is the ultimate backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of this extraordinary region. Over the past 10 years, Eat Local Week has grown to become one of Australia’s most authentic food festivals and this year will be attended by an army of eat local champions. The program features festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences for foodies of all ages, from Jamming with the Lambs at Towri Sheep Cheeses, Breakfast with the Jersey Girls at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm and Beer & Banter at the Scenic Rim Brewery, to long lunches and degustations under the stars, to the Kalbar-BQ, Kalfresh Carrot Day and the Winter Harvest Festival, to wine tastings, cocktail masterclasses and sunset experiences. An entrée highlight to Eat Local Week is the Decade of Delicious dinner at Rosewood Estate on the stunning Lamington Plateau at Beechmont on Saturday June 19. This event stars Scenic Rim Regional Food Ambassadors in Josue Lopez, Ash Martin, Javier Codina, Kate Raymont, Glen Barratt, Cameron Mathews and Brenda Fawdon. Eat Local Week is set against the natural beauty of the Scenic Rim, a region of more than 4,200 square kilometres of rich volcanic soil surrounded by ancient mountains and home to thousands of farmers and food creators.
SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL WEEK
June 26 through to July 4, 2021