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Taste of Braddon 2017: Goat yoga, sausage dogs and food

HerCanberra Team

Hold onto your goats (literally)—Taste of Braddon 2017 is set to take over Haig Park in November.

This inaugural event will celebrate the unique culture of Braddon, paying homage to the past and present trends and icons that have defined and transformed this former tradie haven into one of the City’s most popular suburbs.

In this time, we’ve witnessed a transition in the Braddon district from one famous for second-hand car dealerships and no-frills takeaways, to one of a more up-market vibe where apartment living, hipster beards and boutique breweries are as popular and iconic as the local Lonsdale beans, burgers and beetroot brownies.

For locals and visitors alike, the ‘new Braddon’ represents niche market retail, food, beverage, and ninja-like fitness opportunities. ‘Hipster’ by name, ‘hipster’ by game, the Taste of Braddon line-up promises not to disappoint. Whether its locals dropping by or visitors passing through, In The City guarantee there will be something for everyone.

Image: Kristen Carter Photography via Facebook.

Image: Kristen Carter Photography via Facebook.

“Taste of Braddon isn’t just another food and beverage festival; it’s something totally unique in that it celebrates the wonderfully quirky aspects of our marvellous City,” says In the City Canberra CEO Jane Easthope.

While In The City Canberra prepares to close its doors for good in December 2017, they hope the community’s positive response and rapture with this inaugural festival will ensure it becomes an annual, iconic event on the Canberra community’s social calendar – just like the Multicultural Festival or Floriade,” Jane said.

Local wineries and food/beverage traders are also boarding the already bustling event bandwagon, ensuring crowds won’t go hungry by promising to offer up a delightfully decadent array of delicious treats.

THREE THINGS NOT TO MISS

GOAT YOGA

Well, this one you might have to miss out on actually participating in, if you didn’t snaffle your tickets in the first 15 minutes. But it’s still lots of fun to watch!

As the name suggests, it’s yoga with goats—two 45-minute sessions will run at 10am and 10:50am on Saturday 11 November.

DASCHUND, POODLE AND PUG RACES

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Cheer on your favourite pupper as it races in its breed category. Catch the sausage dogs at 1pm on Saturday, poodles at 5pm on Saturday, and pugs at 1pm on Sunday.

The District Food and Wine Frolic

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November, the District Food and Wine Frolic will showcase Canberra and the surrounding regions’ best food, wineries and spirit makers.

Tickets can be purchased for $20+ Booking Fee this will include a complimentary souvenir wine glass and tasting tokens enabling you to taste the wines on offer. You can use your tasting glass to purchase a glass of wine directly from the wineries. You will also be able to purchase bottles to take home.

the essentials 

What: Taste of Braddon
When: Saturday 11 November (11am-10pm) – Sunday 12 November (11am-6pm)
Where: Haig Park (Braddon end)
More information: Via Facebook

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