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Harvest Festival: Celebrating our fantastic local produce from around the region

Calga . Somersby . Peats Ridge . Mangrove Mountain . Kalnura . Yarramalong . Wyong Creek . Dooralong . Jilliby

Enjoy the views and warm your heart this June long weekend (Saturday 8 June – Sunday 9 June). Soak up the live music, free entertainment and celebrate our local produce from around the region. Follow the event trail, visit local farms, pick your own fruit and relax at our many event hubs.

All attendees are asked to be respectful when visiting locally owned properties and farms and we thank all the event hub partners who are opening their gates to give us a glimpse of what they do every day.

See you at the 2019 Harvest Festival Central Coast!

CALGA – SOMERSBY

1. BUSH TUCKER TOURS

First Australian’s were able to get everything they needed from the bush. Join us to discover how you can too. Tour included in park entry, with adults at children’s prices during the Harvest Festival.

8 – 9 June
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
1 Darkinjung Rd, Cnr Peats Ridge Rd, Calga
10.15am and 1.15pm
$15.00 per person
walkaboutpark.com.au

2. GLENWORTH GRAZING FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Glenworth Valley transforms into a food and wine lover’s playground. Indulge in the region’s best food, wine and produce with live music, boutique markets and family activities.

8 – 9 June
Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventure 69 Cooks Rd, Glenworth Valley, Calga
11am to 4.30pm
Free entry – pay for what you purchase glenworthgrazing.com.au

3. THE GLENWORTH WINTER FEAST

Gather your family and friends for the exclusive Glenworth Winter Feast Lunch. Indulge in a bush-inspired table-share menu with a focus on local produce and wine. Limited tickets available.

Saturday 8 June
Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventure 69 Cooks Rd, Glenworth Valley, Calga
12noon
Tickets from $70.00 per person glenworthgrazing.com.au

4. PICK YOUR OWN PECANS

A Festival favourite – pick your own pecans with tree shaking demonstrations at 11am and 2pm.

8 – 9 June
The Pecan Lady, 30 Ulinga Rd, Somersby 9am to 4pm
Free entry – pay for what you pick pecanlady.com.au

5. FARM GATE SALES – PERUCH FARMS

Purchase fresh produce direct from the farm. Oranges, lemons and other fruits in season.

8 – 9 June
Peruch Farms, 1345 Wisemans Ferry Rd, Somersby
9am to 5pm
Free entry – pay for what you purchase
harvesttrailsandmarkets.com.au

6. OPEN DAY – SOMERSBY GARDENS ESTATE

Come for a stroll and admire our magni cent display of native ora and fauna. Visitors are able to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and absorb the ambience with light refreshments available. The garden has many outstanding areas such as the horseshoe bridge, the Pavilion and the magni cent outdoor amphitheatre.

8 – 9 June
Somersby Gardens Estate
380 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby
10am to 3pm
Gold coin donation on arrival. All proceeds donated to Somersby Rural Fire Service.
somersbygardens.com.au

PEATS RIDGE – MANGROVE MOUNTAIN

7. MOUNTAIN GROWERS MARKET

Local Farmers Market – straight from the farm to you. Seasonal mountain fresh produce available for sale. Sit back and relax on the verandah and enjoy the live music and entertainment. Local arts and crafts stalls to browse and delicious homemade food and coffee for purchase.

8 – 9 June
The Barn, Mountain Growers Market 1109 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge
8am to 2pm
Free entry – pay for what you purchase Facebook @MountainGrowersMarket

8. OPEN DAY – ROYALE ORCHIDS

The ever popular Royale Orchid open day will make a comeback this long weekend. During their open day, browse the beautiful orchid owers within their nursery. Learn the different species and hybrids that are grown on their property and purchase your very own orchid ower.

8 – 9 June
Royale Orchids
70 Brieses Rd, Peats Ridge
9am to 3pm
Gold coin donation on entry – pay for what you purchase
royaleorchids.com

9. TASTES OF THE HARVEST

Chef Dan’s Street foods from the Harvest – all sourced from local produce. Their Mixologist will be mixing up unique bush inspired cocktails, along with local craft beers and local Botanical Gins. There will be farm inspired games for children, buggy rides and other fun activities. Live music from 5pm on Saturday only. Bookings essential.

8 – 9 June
The Springs
1080 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge
Saturday 11am to 4.00pm Saturday only 5pm to 11pm Sunday 11am to 6pm
Pay for what you purchase
the-springs.com.au

10. QUACK SHACK

The Quack Shack will be offering harvest inspired wood- re pizzas, coffees, teas, snacks and sandwiches.

8 – 9 June
The Springs
1080 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge
11am to 4pm
Pay for what you purchase the-springs.com.au

11. MANGROVE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL CLUB

The restaurant will be running a locally sourced blackboard Harvest Festival menu, along with traditional bistro options. The Club will also be offering Foot Golf. Harvest Festival special offer – free ball hire. Bookings essential.

8 – 9 June
Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club
18 Hallards Rd, Central Mangrove
11.30am to 2pm 5.30pm to 8pm 12noon to 4pm
Pay for what you purchase
$11.00 for adults and $6.00 for kids
mmmclub.com.au

12. MOUNTAIN GLIDERS

Central Coast Soaring Club – open day. Take in the sights and feel what it is like to soar in the sky before touching down at the Mangrove Mountain airstrip.

8 – 9 June
Central Coast Soaring Club Bloodtree Rd, Mangrove Mountain
10am to 4pm
Free event – ights for purchase during Festival (weather dependant)
ccsoaring.com.au

13. LITTLE WHITE CHURCH CAFE

Delicious morning, lunch and afternoon tea made from local produce at reasonable country prices. Delicious CWA cakes, jams, relishes
and pickles made from locally sourced fruit and vegetables, candles, artwork, local honey and a variety of quality plants from local wholesalers will be on sale.

8 – 9 June
Mangrove Mountain Union Church
2154 Wisemans Ferry Rd, Mangrove Mountain 9am to 3pm
Free event – pay for what you purchase

14. PADDOCK TO PLATE SAUSAGE SIZZLE

Tuck into a home grown, grass fed, beef sausage sizzle looking out over paddocks and cows. Experience paddock to plate on the farm and take photos with the cows, alpacas and other farm animals. Something for the whole family.

8 – 9 June
Mountain Goat Trails/Silver Gully Farm 60 Niclins Rd, Mangrove Mountain
10am to 4pm
Free entry – pay for what you purchase mountaingoattrails.com.au

15. MOUNTAIN GOAT TRAILS FARM TOURS

Join a farm tour, wander the beautiful paddocks and learn all about life on the farm. Feed the cows, pat an alpaca and even taste our home grown honey. Tour includes sausage sizzle. Bookings essential.

8 – 9 June
Mountain Goat Trails
60 Niclins Rd, Mangrove Mountain
10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm
$18.00 per adult. $7.00 per child. $45.00 per family
mountaingoattrails.com.au

16. EAT LIKE AN ECO WARRIOR – WORKSHOP

Want to eat better, live more sustainably, be zero waste, plastic free or have a passion to make a difference in your community? Be inspired with plenty of practical eating, kitchen and waste tips. Includes afternoon tea, workshop materials, access to swap table and giveaway bag. Bookings essential.

Saturday 8 June
Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club 18 Hallards Rd, Central Mangrove
1pm to 3.30pm $40.00 person brightdiets.com.au

KULNURA

17. PICK YOUR OWN ORANGES

Pick your own navel (winter) oranges. They taste so much better straight off the tree. Hear about the history of the farm from natural bush settings through several evolutionary years.

8 – 9 June
Wyuna Farms
988 George Downes Dr, Kulnura
10am to 4pm
$15.00 per person/couple includes 1 bag of oranges
$25.00 per family includes 2 bags of oranges
harvesttrailsandmarkets.com.au

18. DAY ON THE FARM

Enjoy a free day out on a local working citrus farm. Explore the property and enjoy food stalls, live music and local produce suppliers. Plus buy your own Eastcoast Juice direct from the farm gate door.

Sunday 9 June
Eastcoast Beverages
993 George Downes Dr, Kulnura
10am to 2pm
Free Entry – pay for what you purchase eastcoastbeverages.com.au

19. FRUIT PICKING AND FACTORY TOURS

Eastcoast Beverages squeeze, bottle and supply fresh juice from their citrus fruit orchards nationwide. Discover the products that are made in a ticketed 30 minute Eastcoast factory tour during the Festival. Free fruit picking will also be available. Bookings for all factory tours are essential.

Sunday 9 June (Only)
Eastcoast Beverages
993 George Downes Dr, Kulnura
Tours and fruit picking start from 10am
Tours start from $10.00 per person – includes a small fruit juice. Fruit picking free entry – pay for what you pick. eastcoastbeverages.com.au

20. KULNURA ARTS & CRAFT EXHIBITION

View and purchase local artists’ paintings, photographs, ceramics and other creative mediums. The exhibition features the Mountain Portrait Prize, ‘The Harvies’. Come and vote for the People’s Choice Award and enjoy a bowl of hot soup and freshly baked rolls to warm you up this long weekend.

8 – 9 June
Kulnura Memorial Hall
Cnr Greta Rd and George Downes Dr, Kulnura
10am to 3pm
Gold coin donation upon entry mountainconnect.org.au

21. GRACE SPRINGS FARM TOUR

Experience more of farm life! Pat a calf, cuddle a chick, collect the eggs and watch a cow being milked. This is an informative and interactive
2 hour tour of a chemical free farm. The tour is suitable for all ages, includes refreshments. Bookings essential.

8 – 9 June
Grace Springs Farm
1128 George Downes Dr, Kulnura
9.30am and 2pm
$16.50 per person, children under 2 are FREE gracespringsfarm.net/farmtours

22. QUARRY TOUR

Express your interest in tours of the Kulnura Hanson Quarry which will showcase ‘harvesting’ in a different way. You will learn from the experts about the extracting and processing of basalt and give those interested an insight into the working of a large scale quarry. Bookings essential and numbers limited.

Sunday 9 June (Only)
Hanson Concrete Kulnura
557 George Downes Dr, Kulnura
9am, 11.30am and 2pm
Free – bookings essential jody.mcquillian@hanson.com.au

23. OPEN DAY – PARADISE GARDENS

Paradise Gardens is a world class garden located in Kulnura, where you can roam and enjoy the scenic grounds and beautiful plants collected from around the world. It is also the new headquarters for Spring elds, and Australian Natural Bodycare Company. Products for sale include essential oils, natural skincare, hair and bodycare products. Bring a picnic blanket and relax as there will be tea sales and tea tastings during the Festival.

8 – 9 June
Paradise Plants
145 Cherry Ln, Kulnura
10am to 3pm
Gold coin donation upon entry – pay for what your purchase
paradiseplants.com.au – spring elds.net.au

YARRAMALONG – WYONG CREEK

24. EDIBLE FLOWER WORKSHOP

The workshop showcases seasonal edible owers sustainably grown in the valley. You’ll learn how to harvest, prepare and use edible owers, followed by tastings. Bookings essential.

8 – 9 June
Yarramalong School Community Centre 1560 Yarramalong Rd, Yarramalong
10am and 12noon
$25.00 per person hiddenvalleyharvest.com.au

25. ANGEL SUSSURRI

Journey through the peaceful and serene Yarramalong Valley, where your burdens will be lighter, coffee is stronger. Angel Sussurri was the old Yarramalong Manor. It has been restored by a passionate and caring family. Their venue offers great food, coffee, service and atmosphere.

8 – 9 June
Angel Sussurri
1-4 Linga Longa Rd, Yarramalong
9am and 4pm
Free entry – pay for what you purchase angelsussurri.com

26. THE PICKLED PEPPER COOKING WORKSHOP

Passionate about the health bene ts of fermented foods, The Pickled Pepper want to share their knowledge of traditional preserving techniques. The workshop will suit all levels from beginner to advanced and are designed to develop your passion and taste for fermented food. It is part demonstration and part hands-on cooking school by all participants using local produce where possible. All cooking materials, recipes, workshop books and refreshments included.

8 – 9 June
Alison Homestead
1 Cape Rd, Wyong Creek
10am and 2pm
From $50.00 – workshop not suitable for kids
pickledpepperworkshops.com

DOORALONG – JILLIBY

27. THE FOOD FARM TOUR

Experience a regenerative farm growing pasture raised cattle, goats, chickens and chemical free vegetables. Harvest your own potatoes and other vegetables. After your farm tour, enjoy a complimentary gourmet sausage sandwich. Bookings essential.

8 – 9 June
The Food Farm
216 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek
9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
$30.00 per person, children under 3 Free thefoodfarm.com.au

28. VALLEYS END FARM TOUR AND TEA

Tour through our veggie patch, food forest, animal systems, composts, worm farms and market garden. Seasonal produce will be for sale. Enjoy a 2 hour tour including light refreshments. Bookings essential.

8 – 9 June
Valley’s End Farm, 145 Beaven Ln, Jilliby 9am and 1pm
$12.00 per person
valleysendfarm.net

29. FULL CIRCLE FARM TOUR

Farm tour of a working and regenerative agriculture farm, based on capturing as much solar energy as possible, growing as much grass as possible and using animals to eat the grass to cycle back nutrients to the soil. Bookings recommended.

8 – 9 June
Full Circle Farm Tour 182a Smiths Rd, Jilliby
10am and 12noon
$10.00 per person, $20.00 per family
fullcirclefarm.com.au

30. GO WITH THE FLOW

Wyong River Catchment Crawl – Follow Wyong River from Kulnura to Wyong and visit special places to learn about the environment and waterways. Coach travel, morning tea and lunch included. Easy to moderate walking involved. Bookings essential.

Sunday 9 June
Pick-up Council Of ce, 2 Hely St, Wyong 8.30am to 3.30pm
Free event – Bookings essential centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events

31. FARM GATE SALES – DOORALONG

Open farm gate sales of biodynamic fresh produce. Purchase eggs, beef and vegetables.

8 – 9 June
Dooralong Farm
60 Hitchcock’s Ln, Dooralong
9am to 3pm
Pay for what you purchase

32. DOORALONG VALLEY SHOWCASE COUNTRYWISE

Come to the Dooralong Community Reserve and Hall to see, hear, smell, taste and feel the country life. There will be stalls, exhibits, craft, food, homeware and workshops. Activities for children and entertainment as you stroll through the picturesque surroundings and historical hall.

8 – 9 June
Dooralong Hall
1020 Dooralong Rd, Dooralong
10am to 3pm
Free Entry – pay for what you purchase

Drive safely

We urge people to drive safely throughout the Harvest Festival. Some key roads around event hubs will be affected over the weekend. Stick to speed limits and expect some delays with increased traffic around the area. There will be ample car parking at each location and remember to always look out for your mates and drive responsibly.

Shuttle bus

We recommend you take advantage of our free shuttle bus service when travelling around the region, so you can spend more time enjoying the events and less time exploring car parks.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Whatever the weather

In the event of wet weather, check our Facebook @harvestfestcc. Keep up to date on our Harvest Festival website or stay tuned to Star 104.5 for updates.

Stay connected!

Stay up-to-date with all things Harvest Festival including sneak peeks, event information and much more! Like us on Facebook @harvestfestcc and follow us using #harvestfestcc.

ATM and Cash Points

Some of our event hubs are on farms or remote properties and have limited access to cash points or ATM facilities. Plan ahead and bring cash so you can enjoy the many activities around the region.

Written by Kevin Bull

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