Gascoyne Food Festival

The 2017 Gascoyne Food Festival is back this August, Thursday 10th – Saturday 19th! The Gascoyne Food Festival celebrates the abundance of locally produced fruits, vegetables, beef and seafood, and the rich history and significance of the horticultural, pastoral and seafood industries within the Gascoyne region.

The festival attracts locals and tourists alike, food lovers from near and far-flung places seeking out a unique culinary experience. Set against the backdrop of the mighty Gascoyne river and the red dirt of the fertile horticultural lands and desert, the festival locations of Carnarvon and Exmouth boast the idyllic, laid-back charm of regional Western Australia with all the modern amenities and attractions needed to keep you comfortable and entertained throughout the Festival weekend. This years comprehensive program has something for everyone including;

  • Chef & Industry Paddock Tour
  • BBQ on the Beach
  • The Chef’s Long Table Lunch
  • Gascoyne Growers Markets – fresh local produce, arts & crafts
  • Gascoyne Food Festival Marquee with live cooking demonstrations at the Growers Markets
  • Surf & Turf on Sunrise Beach, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

Chef’s for 2017 include local favourites WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey and his team from Panorama Catering, renowned WA chef Peter Manifis, together with 8 of Perth’s top chef’s from first-rate dining favourites, Don Tapa, Young George, Hamptons City Beach, The Flour Factory and more.  To keep up to date with chefs attending and all the other goss why not like us on Facebook.

Tickets to all events are on sale now and available through the Carnavon Visitors Centre.

The calendar of events is below.  Please click on each link above the photo to find out what is happening .

Chef’s Paddock Tour                      BBQ on the Beach                    Long Table Lunch  

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Growers Markets                  Surf and Turf on Sunrise Beach                    Chefs Bio

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Event partners

The Gascoyne Food Festival is proudly sponsored by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Scheme, which is jointly funded by Royalties for Regions.


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