Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Tamworth’s tastiest time of year is back, with the Taste Tamworth Festival on again from April 5 to 14.

This year’s Taste Tamworth Festival will tempt the tastebuds of even the most discerning gastronauts in a 10-day celebration of food, wine and produce from across the region. There will be a feast of foodie options available ranging from black tie degustation to a celebration of local International culture, a classy High Tea to an upmarket food and music festival, and so much more.

The 2024 Taste Tamworth series of events begins on Friday 5th April with the World’s Best Beef and Wine Degustation dinner at The Powerhouse Tamworth. In celebration of local Jack’s Creek Beef winning the World’s Best Steak at the 2023 World’s Steak Challenge, The Workshop Kitchen has designed an exclusive 5 course degustation menu matched with local Topper’s Mountain Wines. Patrick Warmoll from Jack’s Creek Beef & Mark Kirkby from Topper’s Mountain Wines, together with Executive Head Chef of The Powerhouse, Nader Shayeb, will host this unique dining experience.

Also on Friday from 6.00pm, Oxley High School P&C will hold their 40th International Food Night. This is a popular community event with great food and fantastic entertainment provided by the students.

Dungowan Brewery brings Brews, Bites & Beats to the Taste table on Saturday 6th April, with the inaugural Dungowan Day Out. This event promises to ‘indulge your senses and elevate your tastebuds’, offering fine food and hand-crafted brews from local boutique breweries including The Welders Dog and New England Brewing Co. as well as Dungowan’s own specialty brews.

The soulful tunes from Australia’s leading soul artist Lisa Hunt will provide a chill ambiance, with local support acts 2023 Toyota Star Maker Loren Ryan, Sam Buckley Duo and Goldheist also adding to the festival atmosphere of this Taste Tamworth flagship event. With on-site parking at Dungowan Brewery being limited, and to ensure guests can relax and enjoy themselves, a complimentary shuttle busis included in the ticket price. Buses will start returning to Tamworth from 4pm with an after-party arranged at the Post Office Hotel.

The Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music has also joined the Taste Tamworth Festival with a High Tea event on Saturday 6th from 3.00pm. Enjoy a cultured afternoon of live classical music with cakes, sandwiches, slices, scones and tea.

Sweet Street returns to the Taste Tamworth line-up for 2024 on the afternoon of Sunday 7th April, transforming the Fitzroy Street Plaza into a decadent and colourful showcase of treats the sweet tooth in everyone.  

Various hospitality venues across Tamworth will have special events and Taste Festival specials throughout the week, including gelato making tours at Spilt Milk, Pinot & Picasso paint, sip and laugh sessions, Taste Trivia at the Post Office Hotel, and dining experiences at Tomms Bar and the Bendemeer Hotel. The Tudor Hotel and the Post Office Hotel are offering special Taste Tamworth menus, with Papa Luigi’s holding a family-friendly evening with authentic Italian dining and entertainment (just like Nonna’s place).

The series of events culminates in the largest event of the Taste Tamworth Festival on Saturday 13th – Taste in the Park. Billed as Tamworth’s foodie event of the year, Bicentennial Park will come alive with food stands, fresh produce and craft beer stalls from 10.00am – 4.00pm. With over 40 stallholders from across the region and beyond, this event is not to be missed.

The Taste Tamworth Festival regional showcase concludes on Sunday 14th April, with Nundle holding a Country Picnic and Market Day. The Nundle Woollen Mill will be on display, with a fashion parade, and market stalls and live music providing a relaxing family-friendly day.

Further information on all Taste Tamworth Festival events and booking information can be found on the Destination Tamworth – Taste Tamworth Festival website.

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