As the clock ticks down towards another amazing Gascoyne Food Festival, it is time to once again acknowledge the incredible community spirit behind this regional extravaganza. The Gascoyne Food Festival simply would not be possible without the backing of a large number of sponsors and supporters and a hard working team of organisers.
The following statement has been issued by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD):
“DPIRD recognises the importance the Gascoyne Horticulture industry plays to the Western Australian production of fresh fruit and vegetables both for the domestic and potential export market. Carnarvon’s warmer winters, coupled with reliable water supplies, have enabled it to become a major source of out of season fresh vegetables when the southern growing areas cease production due to lower temperatures. DPIRD is very pleased to support growers and agribusinesses in the Carnarvon area through the Gascoyne Food Council.”
The Gascoyne Food Council would like to thank all of the organisations listed below for their amazing contributions. We encourage our guests during the festival to acknowledge these wonderful sponsors and give them your ongoing support.
- TourismWA (Government of Western Australia)
- Shire of Carnarvon
- Rex – Regional Express Airlines
- Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Friends of the Gascoyne Sponsors:
- Gascoyne Gold Pty Ltd
- Gage Roads Brewing Co.
- Buy West Eat Best
- Elders Insurance
- Carnarvon Chamber of Commerce Inc.
- Harvey Beef
- Carnarvon Growers Association
- Mitre 10
- Carnarvon Community College
- Carnarvon Bus Charters
- Wintersun Caravan Park
- Sweeter Banana Cooperative
- Carnarvon Motel
- Water Corporation
- Leonie McLeod form Mrs Mac’s Shed
- Woolworths Carnarvon
About the Festival:
The Gascoyne Food Festival is the ultimate winter getaway, promising incredible local produce served up by Western Australia’s top chefs in some of the world’s most idyllic locations. As always there is something for everyone, with events held across the region including Dirk Hartog Island, Exmouth, Mount Augustus and Carnarvon, all showcasing amazing local meat, seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables.
Visitors can take advantage of a range of opportunities to join in the festival from the 5th August to the 8th September. Events include family-friendly dining with live entertainment at the Taste of the Gascoyne Sunset BBQ in Carnarvon, fine-dining at the Long Table Lunch at the stunning Bentwaters Plantation and free food sampling at the Gascoyne Growers Markets.
Food By The Chef’s George Cooper will be cooking up a storm on Dirk Hartog Island during the Gourmet Island Escape events featuring several delicious dining experiences for visitors.
In Exmouth, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort will be joining the line up again and hosting a fine dining experience, Where the Outback Meets the Reef. Plus new addition to the festival, Froth Craft Brewery, will be be hosting an incredible Beergustation. Both events sourcing the best of local produce to serve to their guests.
Wrapping things up will be Australia’s Biggest BBQ under the World’s Biggest Rock at Mount Augustus on the 8th September with Chef Stuart Laws. An iconic event at a truly magical location, offering guests a night to remember, followed by a complimentary breakfast the next day as they head out on the open road.