What's On: Bungendore Harvest Festival, April 28-30

The Bungendore Harvest Festival is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend.

Local businesses, farms, producers and more will be featured with events running from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 in Bungendore and surrounds.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Bungendore to showcase its local food and farming heritage,” says Penny Kothe of the Bungendore Harvest Festival organising committee.

Activities include a Shared Butchers Board at The George (all weekend), a Le Tres Bon Harvest Dinner showcasing local produce on the Saturday, and a Local Tasting Plate at the Carrington throughout the weekend. There will be chestnut roasting, talks on garlic, compost, bee-keeping and chickens, and demonstrations of passata-making, preserves and fermented vegetables.

The Bungendore Choir and Braidwood Dance Studio will be performing along with activities for children, such as face-painting and animal balloons.

There will be a range of stalls along Ellendon Street on Saturday, 10am to 5pm, including Tweenhills Chestnuts, Millpost Merino, Canberra Seed Savers, Bywong Garlic, Slow Food Canberra and Capital Region, Dots Jams, Caroola Farm, Dewsburys Free Range Pork, Nirvalley Nursery, Sapling Yard, SCPA-South East Producers, Adams Patisserie, Contentious Character, Sharwood Hampers and Good Life Food. Local eateries and other businesses will be open during the day, too.

Sunday activities include an open garden at The Old Stone House in Bungendore with a Devonshire Tea, the BungendoreCommunity Garden, Pick Your Own Chestnuts at Tweenhills Chestnuts, farm tours of Wynlen House in Braidwood, Brightside Farm, Lark Hill and more. Details of open gardens, farms and tours are being updated as they are announced.

  • Information on activities and events for the Bungendore Harvest Festival are at southernharvest.org.au or on Facebook: search ‘BungendoreHarvestFestival’