Culinary adventure awaits at Junction Square this Saturday

Advertising Feature – North East Food & Wine Festival

CHEERS!: The best of the region's wine, beer and cider producers will be showcasing their products which will be available to try and buy.

CHEERS!: The best of the region's wine, beer and cider producers will be showcasing their products which will be available to try and buy.

The North East Food & Wine Festival will be held this Saturday, March 17, at Junction Square in Wodonga.

Presented by the Wodonga Institute of TAFE, in collaboration with industry professionals, the event is now in its sixth year and runs from 11am to 6pm.

Many of the region’s best producers will be showcasing their products to taste, try and buy. This is a great opportunity to discover the abundant range of gourmet offerings available in the region all in one easy location.

There will be more than 70 stalls for visitors to enjoy.

“We encourage festival goers to come along with an empty stomach as there will some brilliant food stalls on site such as Spanish paella, woodfired pizza, traditional German bratwurst, gourmet burgers, hot potatoes, traditional Thai, pastries and more on offer,” said Wodonga TAFE event co-ordinator Katie Shalevski.

“The event means people can come along and meet and talk with local producers and find out more about what is available in our area. It’s an absolute showcase.” 

She said there will be plenty of seating for people to enjoy a meal which will be enhanced by live entertainment all afternoon.

“This is a family day out and there are plenty of activities to keep children entertained. You need to allow at least two hours to peruse all the stalls but we are hoping people will come along and make an afternoon of it – there’s plenty on offer. 

“The free activities will feature local chefs and restaurants, regional producers of wine, beer and cider, all accompanied by live entertainment. Children's activities include face painting and jumping castles.

“To tie in with St Patrick’s Day Irish band Ceilidh Rogues will be playing from 11:30am until 2:30pm and followed up by local musician Marco Dodds.”

Spanish Paella will be one of the many food offerings to be enjoyed whilst sitting back and listening to live music between 11am and 6pm.

Spanish Paella will be one of the many food offerings to be enjoyed whilst sitting back and listening to live music between 11am and 6pm.

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KEY DETAILS

  • Special event parking will be available on the old swimming pool site behind Elgins.
  • Free kids activities include jumping castles, face painting and a “parents retreat”
  • Patisserie workshops for kids with the team from Geoffrey Michael (limited spots available) will be held at 2pm and 3pm
  • To get into the spirit of St Patricks Day, Celtic Band Ceilidh Rogues will be performing from 11 – 2.30, followed by local musicians, Marco Dodds, Brent Shirley and Maddy & Craig.

“We couldn’t hold an event like this without sponsors and we’d like to publicly acknowledge the incredible support we’ve had from Wodonga City Council, The Border Mail, Lexus of Wodonga and Development Victoria.”

For more information, contact – info@northeastfoodandwine.com.au or www.facebook.com/northeastfoodandwine

Food, glorious food: There will be more than 70 stalls featuring regional producers from farm gates and providores at Junction Square this Saturday.

Food, glorious food: There will be more than 70 stalls featuring regional producers from farm gates and providores at Junction Square this Saturday.