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Nine new things to do at the Bungendore Harvest Festival

HerCanberra Team

This weekend, the Bungendore Harvest Festival is back for its second year, bigger and better than ever.

Last year’s festival brought us farmers, food and dachshund fashion parades. The weekend-long event was a celebration of all things fresh produce, offering festival-goers everything from butcher’s boards and cooking demonstrations, to workshops, stalls and more.

So, what can we expect from the festival this year? All of the above, and more! Here are nine new things to do this weekend at the 2018 Bungendore Harvest Festival.

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Last year was all about the fresh produce… how to grow it, where to grow it, how to prepare it and how to eat it. This year will have a greater focus on ready-to-eat produce with more brunch, lunch and dinner options straight from the source.

MORE FOR THE KIDS

This year, the festival is going old school. Forget iPads, think potato sack races, egg and spoon races, face painting and even kid’s sheep-dog trialling. Kids activities kick off at 10 am on Saturday on the Festival Green.

HORSE AND CARRIAGE

Live like royalty and see the best of Bungendore via Horse and Carriage. Rides will be leaving from the corner of Ellendon and Gibraltar Streets from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday.

LIVE MUSIC

The town will come alive with live music and entertainment on stage in the heart of Bungendore. Catch POLK, Danny V, Broken Arrows and more from 10 am Saturday on the Festival Stage.

FARM TOURS

Want to know if the farmer’s life is the life for you? Now’s your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look into life at Jerrabatt, Caroola and Mamma Rita’s Farm.

MORE WINE

Is more wine ever a bad idea? Spend your Sunday wandering through Summerhill Road Vineyard, Gundog Cellars, Corang Estate and more for tours, tastings and workshops.

STOMP THE YARD

Try your feet at grape stomping at the Sapling Yard Market Stall. Stomping begins Saturday at noon on Ellendon Street.

EGG AND BACON GOALS

Long Paddock Eggs are a new addition to the Bungendore Harvest Festival this year. Take home some of their farm-fresh eggs, or indulge in a delicious, made-to-order, egg and bacon roll.

THE BUNGENDORABLES

The Bungendore Chamber of Commerce will be officially launching the Bungendorables at this year’s Harvest Festival. Head down to the Festival Green at 10 am on Saturday to meet Bungendore’s newest mascots, and find out what they’ll be up to this year.

the essentials

What: Bungendore Harvest Festival
When: 16 – 18 March
Where: Bungendore and surrounding regions
Find out more information here: southernharvest.org.au/harvest-festival

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