Gascoyne Food Festival 2018

Make sure to check out the amazing chef line-up here.

Festival Program 

Dirk Hartog Island

Gourmet Island Escape: 5th- 10th or 8th-10th August

On Dirk’s Dinner Plate Long Table Lunch: 9th August

Join the team at Dirk Hartog Island during August 2018 for the Gourmet Island Escape, discovering the islands unique wilderness and the Gascoyne regions incredible fresh produce with Shark Bay prawns, scallops, snow crabs, whiting and pink snapper. Fresh fruit & veg is flown direct from Carnarvon to produce the freshest of taste for the freshest seafood in Australia, creating a true ocean to plate experience. 

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Chefs Paddock Tour: 9th August

This chef’s only activity takes in a tour of some of the regions best food suppliers. On the Chef’s Paddock Tour you might find yourself plucking dripping juicy red tomatoes from the vine, tasting seriously good sweet corn and meeting the passionate suppliers of some of the best produce in the world.

Taste of Gascoyne Sunset BBQ: 9th August 

Chef Stuart Laws from Showcase Events WA in collaboration with the Gascoyne Food Council will be preparing a sunset BBQ that truly showcases the best produce the Gascoyne region has to offer. This family-friendly celebration will be held in a new location this year in the main street of Carnarvon, featuring Asado style Mundillya Homestead goat and lamb, plus Gascoyne fish, local fruit and vegetables alongside some special dishes created by local community groups to represent their cultural background. 

Long Table Lunch: 10th August

The Long Table Lunch starts at 12 pm and is set in the heart of productive horticultural country on the Gascoyne River at Bentwaters Plantation. Hosted by the Gascoyne Food Council this lunch will be celebrating our local Gascoyne fare and farmers by showcasing their produce through a tapas style menu. Top WA chefs will be visiting the region and meeting the farmers before each cooking a dish to reflect their passion for the local produce to the guests. 

Gascoyne Growers Market Saturday: 11th August

Come down and enjoy the vibrant and festive atmosphere of the Gascoyne Growers Markets on the Saturday morning from 8 to 11.30am. There will be tastings and cooking demonstrations from chefs, live entertainment and fresh fruit and vegetables to purchase whilst enjoying a fresh coffee and a Church Burger. Located at the Civic Centre Courtyard in Robinson Street, middle roundabout of the main street. 

Sue Helmot Art Exhibition: 6 to 18 August, Carnarvon Library and Gallery

Sue Helmot is a local artist whose paintings embody a love of the Gascoyne landscape and a desire to capture its beauty.  From the Source – A Landscape of Food takes you on visual journey from Mount Augustus where during rainfall events water is shed and then begins to flow downstream in the Gascoyne River.  Along the way, the rangelands are grazed by livestock.  When it reaches Carnarvon it replenishes the aquifers where it is converted into fruit and vegetables on the Gascoyne Delta.  The river then discharges into Shark Bay triggering the spawning of a variety of seafood.  

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Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort Where the Outback Meets the Reef: 11th August

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort’s event will start with drinks by the pool and delicious canapés.  Guests will then enjoy dinner under the stars with a sit down meal showcasing our local and regional produce including bush and natural spices, emu, kangaroo and our regional fresh seafood, paired with carefully selected wines. 

More information and tickets: 08 9949 0000 and

Froth Craft – Beergustation: 16th August

Head to the award-winning Froth Craft on August 16th for a Beergustation feast at Froth Craft Brewery from 7 P.M with musical accompaniment from talented wandering folk minstrel Satya Matteo Priante and local blues n’ roots artist Michael Triscari. This event will be a treat for foodies and craft beer lovers alike, offering up 6 courses featuring locally sourced produce paired with craft beers brewed on-site in Froth Craft Brewery’s brewhouse.

Presentations from Head Chef Brendon Haberle and Head Brewer Tyler Little.

Musical accompaniment from Satya Matteo Priante and Michael Triscari.

More information and tickets go to Try Booking.

Mount Augustus: 

Australia’s Biggest BBQ at the Worlds Biggest Rock: – 8th September

Enjoy delicious outback beef, cooked on Australia’s biggest BBQ (made specially for this event) served with fresh local produce, in an extraordinary setting. Come take a close look at the rich palette of the Mt Augustus countryside with its massive ancient rock surrounded by a huge diversity of plants, animal and bird life. Toast the beauty of the heart of the Gascoyne, the brilliance of local expertise and the art of Mother Nature. 

For more information and tickets please contact Cathy at or by phone 08 9943 0527.

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.






 Carnarvon Community College