Food Bowl Open for Delicious Month-Long Celebration

It’s Here – Scenic Rim Eat Local Month is fast approaching and the program is jam packed with everything to fill cups and hearts in June as the country’s most authentic paddock-to-plate food and farming experience!

Visitors across the month-long celebration are being urged to buy tickets now as some of the highlighted events have or will sell out quickly.

In its 13th year, the program across five weekends in June is bursting with creativity, flavour, and authenticity, as well as carrots, cheese, wine, beer, and pickles!

Opening up the region’s food bowl, there is more than 120 food events from Beaudesert to Beechmont, Kerry to Kalbar, and Mount Alford to Tamborine Mountain including 40 Long Lunches, Degustations and Dinners, 23 Workshops and Classes, 37 Tours and Experiences, 53 Meet the Producer opportunities and 50+ Family Friendly options.

Minister for Tourism, Michael Healy MP said the program had events and activities from visitors from across the state and beyond.

“The Scenic Rim Eat Local Month 2024 program is a foodie’s dream, taking visitors on a journey of flavours, from paddock-to-plate experiences to hands-on workshops and masterclasses.

“With more than 7,500 visitors expected to travel to the region it is also a major boost for local accommodation and hospitality providers and for good local jobs.

“The event also provides local tourism operators and small businesses the opportunity to showcase the very best of what this beautiful part of our state has to offer and to highlight our unique Queensland destinations and experiences.”

The first weekend will be a flavour-focus on the stunning towns and villages of Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and Beechmont.

The second weekend focuses on the western side of the region, home to a patchwork of paddocks, and some of the most fertile soils in the country. This part of the region proudly holds the title of Australia’s carrot-growing capital, with local farmers harvesting 600 million each year.

The fourth weekend focuses on the heart of the region and will be extra special as Beaudesert celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary (150 years!) and Tommerup’s Dairy Farm marks 150 years of farming.

Events that have sold out or close to selling out are the popular Kalbar Carrot Day, A Locavores Delight, A Long and Local Farm Lunch with Mrs Frost, The Paddock Sunset Banquet, Long Lunch on the Lawn (Mt French Lodge), Long Lunch Under the Jacarandas and Kalbar-BQ Gourmet Country Long Lunch.

To avoid disappointment head to eatlocalmonth.com.au to grab your tickets now.

Highlights & Events

  • NEW EVENT – The Forgotten Sound Farm, with owner Jaimi Pennell sharing the secrets of sustainable and ‘beyond organic’ farming.
  • NEW EVENT – The Loborn Tasting Bar which distils their own modern amaro liqueur and will host tastings, and just nearby, foodies can create their signature spirit at Tamborine Mountain Distillery, now Australia’s most awarded distillery!
  • NEW EVENT – The North Stores Eat Local Market Growers and Makers Day on Sunday June 2 showcasing Tamborine Mountain’s freshest, local, and seasonal produce.
  • The second Fermented Food Festival will be held on Saturday 8 June, hosted by Summer Land Camels and the Pickling Project.
  • Mount French Lodge hosts the Long Lunch on the Lawn, Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Jack Stuart’s multi-awarded Blume Restaurant in Boonah will host the Guest Chef Series, alongside Jimmy Richardson, Head Chef at Brisbane’s famous Gerard’s Bistro.
  • Winter Harvest Festival – the signature event and finale of Scenic Rim Eat Local Month, will now be held in Kalbar as part of a full-weekend of harvest activities celebrated from June 28 to 30.
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