Prizes and giveaways galore at the 2012 Southeast HARVEST Regional Food Festival

Visitors to the Southeast HARVEST festival, celebrating the local Autumn harvest, will have a multitude of chances to win a fantastic array of prizes.

Starting on Friday evening 16 March at the Granite N Grub picnic and film night, where Moruya’s history as supplier of the granite for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and as a previous centre of horticulture will be celebrated, first prize in the event’s fundraising raffle is dinner for two people at the highly acclaimed revolving Summit Restaurant in Sydney. The winner will enjoy a meal in celebrity chef Michael Moore’s restaurant with a stunning view of the bridge Moruya helped to build. The dinner includes two signature cocktails on arrival and is valued at $200.

Event MerchandiseThe first 100 entry tickets to the HARVEST festival sold on Saturday 17 March will receive limited edition event merchandise, valued at $40, in a calico “showbag”. Goodies include an apron, the wonderful new Eurobodalla Food & Art Guide and information from event sponsors. Kids will love the nifty little “matchbooks” of seeds that they can plant and grow themselves.

Classica Pasta MachineAt 9.45am, the winner of the first of five Lucky Gate prizes drawn hourly throughout the day will be announced in the main event marquee. Some terrific prizes have been generously donated by Harris Scarfe Moruya and include two Smith & Noble 5kg Electronic Kitchen Scales valued at $49.95 each, a Classica Pasta Maker valued at $59.95, a Kambrook 6l Stainless Steel Slow Cooker valued at $99.95 and the major prize of a Raco Style 9 Piece Stainless Steel Cook Set valued at $499.95 will be drawn at 2.00pm.

Raco Style 9 Piece Cookware SetLucky Gate tickets are free with every HARVEST entry ticket purchased and winners must be at the event to claim their prize. Tickets will continue to be drawn until each prize is claimed. Unlucky tickets go back into the draw for more chances to win.

The HARVEST is held every 16 months to enable growers and guest demonstrators to showcase produce from each season. This year’s festival on Saturday 17 March will be a celebration of Autumn, the season that many believe is the best time of year for this region.

A huge array of interactive stalls are planned, featuring local produce and locally made delicacies, as well as displays promoting more sustainable living and activities for children of all ages.

Entry to the HARVEST is only $5 (16 years and over) or $10 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children 16 or over). Children under 16 are free. Tickets include access to the full program of events in the main marquee, including demonstrations from special guest presenters Jackie French and Julie Goodwin.

Gates open at 9.00am.

Visit the Southeast HARVEST website for more information.


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