New long lunch format for Harvest Gunnedah

Gunnedah Shire Council

Plans for next weekend’s inaugural Harvest Gunnedah festival remain in full swing, with a new ticketed event format announced to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

A long lunch is now planned, featuring a menu curated by festival ambassador Paul West of the popular television series A River Cottage Australia

Harvest Gunnedah Committee Chair Cr Colleen Fuller said the festival was shaping up to be a great event, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

“Given the current uncertainty surrounding large events, the Harvest Gunnedah committee decided to change up the format, allowing for a pared back, COVID safe lunch where locals can gather and enjoy good food and each others company,” Cr Fuller said.

“Lunch and bus transport to and from the event is included in the ticket price and there will be live entertainment provided by Rennie Adams, Steve McCauley and the Gunnedah Conservatorium. An onsite bar will also be available.

“We are delighted Paul West can still be in attendance. Paul is a high profile chef and has worked in all areas of food production, from WWOOFing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) around Australia, growing fruit and vegetables, to cooking in the bistro of Melbourne’s renowned Vue de Monde.

“The River Cottage host will be chatting to local producers over the course of the day, and there will be plenty of opportunities to eat, discover and celebrate Gunnedah’s fantastic local produce.”

Harvest Gunnedah will be held at the Gunnedah Riverside Racecourse from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, October 2. Tickets are $60 per person, or $300 for a table of 6. Tickets can be purchased from

Caption: TV chef and farm-fresh food guru Paul West has curated a menu for the first Harvest Gunnedah festival.

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