Feast of the Senses is back to celebrate tropical fruit in all shapes and sizes.
Have you ever tried a mangosteen? How about a soursop? Feast of the Senses is your chance to sample the more exotic tropical fruits grown in Queensland.
Of course, more common tropical fruits such as pomelos, guavas, star fruit, and dragon fruit will also available. But the festival is a great opportunity to treat your taste buds to more unusual fruit.
Rambutans are cousins to lychees. Try a jackfruit, which tastes like a combination of mango and strawberry. Get your hands on a rollinia, a relative of the custard apple, or feast on black sapote, which tastes like chocolate when perfectly ripe.
Tropical fruit is a big focus of Feast of the Senses, but not the only focus. Your senses will be delighted by produce market stalls selling local meat, seafood, spices, wine and herbs. On Market Day, more than 100 stalls will be selling local produce.
There will also be cooking competitions, art and photography, bush poetry and entertainment. Last year the attempt to break a Guinness World Record to make the World’s Longest Banana Split was successful. The split was 8040m and included 40,000 locally grown bananas.