Farm gates to open for Harvest Festival 2022

Foodies, families and fun-seekers will flock to the Central Coast hinterland over the June long weekend for the return of one of Council’s most anticipated annual events, Harvest Festival.

3 May 2022

 

A CELEBRATION of the Central Coast’s spectacular hinterland, Harvest Festival 2022 will offer a wide range of unique events and experiences across thirty event hubs over 11 and 12 June.

 

Council Director Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said the festival is an opportunity to recognise our region’s outstanding local produce and producers.

 

“This is a rare chance to take a glimpse behind the farm gate as you explore rural farming communities and their picturesque heritage villages right here on the Coast,” Ms Smith said.

 

“Follow the Harvest Festival event trail to visit local farms, sample local produce, soak up live music and entertainment or join in a range of family-friendly activities designed to show off the unique charm of our region’s hinterland.

 

“From paddock to plate dining experiences and wine tastings to produce picking, hands-on workshops and much more, the two-day program truly offers something for every taste and interest.

 

“This year, a number of event hubs are offering the opportunity to pre-book experiences in advance, so be sure to check out the event program early to ensure you don’t miss out.”

 

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said Council is proud to be delivering this much-loved event again in 2022, which attracts visitors from across the Coast and beyond to the region’s hinterland communities.

 

“One of the Coast’s most popular events amongst locals and visitors alike, Harvest Festival builds local pride, celebrates sustainability and boosts the local economy,” Mr Hart said.

 

“Previous events have attracted over 48,000 visitors, providing the Central Coast economy with an $8 million boost and this year’s event is anticipated to deliver similar returns to our community.

 

“This much-loved event is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and contributes to the continued growth and development of the Central Coast.”

 

Harvest Festival Central Coast is supported by Destination NSW’s Regional Flagship Events Program and will run from 11 – 12 June 2022.

 

To see the full calendar of events and pre-book your Harvest Festival experience, go to our Harvest Festival dedicated webpage.

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