You will need to be quick to save 20 percent on a Festival Village Ticket Day Passes when purchased online before 11 May.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Festival Village.
Meet some of the finest artisan producers from the Noosa region and around Australia, enjoy samples and purchase their products. Producers include Bare Nuts, Big Heart Bamboo, Brookies Gin, Buderim Ginger & Nutworks, Cobram Estate, Coyo Yoghurt, Gympie Gold Regional Produce, Happy Pops, Hum Honey, Kenilworth Cheese, Kokedama, Kokopod, Meredith Dairies, Padre Coffee, Pomodoras Balsamic Dressings & Walter’s Artisan Produce, Social T Green tea, Ugly Duck Preserves, Voodoo Bacon and Woombye Cheese.
Enjoy the fare from some of Noosa’s best restaurants including Bombetta, Embassy XO, Padre Coffee, Providore on Hastings, Sum Yung Guys, View Restaurant and Village Bicycle.
Tuck into Mooloolaba prawn toast with mayo and Ora king salmon and blackened chilli dressing, sesame mayo and roasted rice from Sum Yung Guys or Embassy XO’s steamed duck buns and duck dumpling, pumpkin and honey puree. If that doesn’t hit the spot, The Village Bicycle stand will have voodoo burgers and a baja fish taco plus there is much more on offer.
Another new addition is the craft beer and cider corner, with some of the region’s best craft brewers in action. Beers and cider include Asahi Super Dry, 4 Pines Brewing Co, Balter Brewing, Brick Lane Brewing Co, Eumundi Brewery, Hawkers Beer and Stone & Wood.
What’s a food and wine festival without great wine? Some of Australia’s best wineries will be in the Festival Village including Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Chandon, Chandon S, Clairault I Streicker Wines, Dal Zotto, De Iuliis Wines, Devil’s Corner, Hill-Smith Family Wines, Hollick Estates, Innocent Bystander, Ocean Eight Winery, Pizzini Wines, Polperro Wines, Sharmans Wines, Shaw + Smith, Turkey Flat Vineyards, Irvine Estate, Veuve Clicquot, Wairau River Wines, Yabby Lake, Yering Station and Xanadu Wines.
Olsson’s Salts will present masterclasses from some of Australia’s best chefs, producers and winemakers including Colin Fassnidge, Tony Peruoco and Kirsten Tibballs. These are a ticketed item and are only accessible with Festival Village tickets.
There will be cooking demonstrations on the main stage and chef’s skills table in the producer’s pavilion.
Located in the heart of the Festival Village under the Sperry Tent, the Pimm’s Garden Party is everything you would expect from Pimm’s. This stylish space has various seating options and of course delicious Pimm’s drinks.
Enjoy a line-up of performers across two stages from early afternoon through to dusk, featuring DJs and bands including Tijuana Cartel, Koi Boys, The Most, Wealth (Live), Tim Fuchs Rolplay and more.
After you have finished at the festival, look around Noosa and enjoy some RACQ Dining Rewards.
The Festival Village will open Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May from 10am to 8pm.
Getting there is easy with the Noosa Food & Wine Festival bus roaming between 9.30am and 8.30pm from the Noosa Transit Centre and The J in Noosa Junction to the Noosa Lions Park every half hour.
The Festival Village is a cashless event so bring your debit card, credit card, phone (with mobile wallet enabled) and get ready to ‘tap & go’. Every restaurant, winery and producer will only take payment with a Visa, MasterCard or Amex debit or credit card or your smart phone with ‘tap & go’ functionality.
Festival Village passes start at $35 or $40 at the door and include a glass of Xanadu Margaret River on arrival. A weekend pass costs from $50. For the full program and to purchase event tickets see www.noosafoodandwine.com.au.