Harvest Festival McLaren Vale
The Harvest Festival McLaren Vale is a celebration of the diversity of food, wine, music and the arts from the McLaren Vale region. This annual event will be about fun and family, offering the visitor exquisite tastes of the region’s world class wines and tantalising gourmet food. This premier regional event is an epicurean extravaganza!
The 2013 Festival theme is ‘Fleurieu Flavours' which celebrates and showcases the European heritage of the region. Festival participants will be able to sample the best of European culture in a fun cosmopolitan atmosphere.
This annual celebration will commence with the launch of the Harvest Festival Art Exhibition on Thursday, 10th January, followed with the Harvest Feast VIP gala dinner on Friday 11th January. The festivities continue with the Harvest Festival on Saturday 12th January 2013, set in the relaxed atmosphere of the McLaren Vale Oval. Festival participants are led down an avenue of brilliantly coloured flags into a boulevard of stalls offering tantalising regional fare. The unique mix of ingredients is what will bring and keep thousands of people coming back year after year. The combination of food, wine, music and a good crowd vibe in an outdoor setting, gel to make this a weekend like no other. This is a family event with a fantastic range of activities to keep the kids amused; from face painting and craft, to pizza making and pony rides!
For adults there is the chance to see cooking demonstrations and join in cheese, olive oil, beer and of course wine Masterclasses. Adelaide favourite, Simon Bryant, will be coming along to demonstrate a dish celebrating the local produce.
The day extends into the evening with a great line-up of bands performing in an open air concert to ensure a weekend to remember.