Published: 29 October 2013 by: Nikki Ernst

Local Chefs - Local Food! Now there is even more reason to visit this magical region with the third annual food festival on from 27th November - 1st December 2013.

With a full list of daily activities, seminars and speciality classes on the menu, the Tweed Foodie Festival provides the perfect opportunity to delve into the grass-roots of the region's vibrant culture and cuisine. Nightly feasts are held in different locations throughout the region and the highlight will surely be the signature event, Tweed's Biggest Dinner Party - which will be held at the rustic Murwillumbah Showgrounds against the stunning backdrop of Wollumbin Mt Warning on the 30th November. 

It's an easy day trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast or even further south from the Byron Bay shire! So foodies unite and come celebrate all things deliciously gourmet at the Tweed Foodie Fest!

Below is a quick rundown of the daily events. A full itineraryis available online at (plus online reservations to each event).


Wednesday 27th November 2013

Three Chef Cook Off @ Murwillumbah Farmers' Market

  • When: 8.30am
  • Where: Harry Williams Gate, Murwillumbah Showground
  • Cost: Free entry

Meet the Makers @ Murwillumbah Farmers' Market

  • When: 7am to 11am
  • Where: Harry Williams Gate, Murwillumbah Showground
  • Cost: Free entry

Macadamia Farm Tour @ Nudgel Nuts

  • When: 2pm to 4pm
  • Where: 446 The Pocket Road, Billinudgel
  • Cost: $7.00 pp

Dinner with Steven Snow @ Fins Restaurant

  • When : 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
  • Where: 5-6 Bells Boulevard, Kingscliff
  • Cost: $89.00 pp


Thursday 28th November 2013

Tweed Temptations Tasting Tour

  • When: 9am pick up at Kingscliff, 9.30am pick up at Murwillumbah
  • Where: Kingscliff: Car park at Cudgen Leagues Club, Wommin Bay Road.   
  • Cost : $87 pp

Cheese and Wine Tasting and foodie film, Tasting Menu @ Cinemax Cinema Kingscliff

  • When: 7.00pm for 8pm screening
  • Where: Cinemax Cinema, Marine Parade, Kingscliff
  • Cost: $25pp

Bush Tucker Dinner @ SaltBar Beach Bar and Bistro

  • When: 6.30pm (NSW time)
  • Where: Saltbar Beachbar and Bistro, Bells Blvd, Salt Village
  • Cost : $55 pp


Friday 29th November 2013

Caldera Cook-Off Challenge

  • By invitation only

Tastes of the Tweed High Tea @ Saltbar Beachbar and Bistro

  • When: 10.30am 
  • Cost : $25 pp

Scoot Long Table Dinner @ Kingscliff

  • When: 6pm
  • Cost: $80 pp
  • Where:  Lions Park - near Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Marine Parade, Kingscliff NSW 2487 

Foodie Film Night @ Regent Cinema

  • When: 6pm for a 7pm screening
  • Where: Regent Cinema, 5 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah NSW 
  • Cost : $16 pp


Saturday 30th November 2013


Tweed's Biggest Dinner Party 

  • When: 6.00pm to 10.30pm
  • Where: 37 Queesnland Road, Murwillumbah
  • Cost: General admission is FREE!  Or book a table for 10 in the licensed area for $70.

Sylva Lining Organics and Ju Ju's Cafe - Organic Farm Tour and Brunch

  • When:   9.30am Farm Tour
  •             11.00am Brunch
  • Where:  852 Tyalgum Road, Eungella, NSW
  • Cost: $15pp

Right Food Group - Cooking for people with allergies

  • When: 10am - 2pm including lunch
  • Where: Burringbar Hall
  • Cost: $25pp

Thai Vietnamese Cooking Class @ Nam Yeng

  • When: 11am - 1pm
  • Cost: $70 pp

Preservative Free Gourmet Sausage Making Workshop @ Loades Butchery

  • When: 2pm - 4pm
  • Cost: $70 pp


Sunday 1st December 2013

Thai Vietnamese Cooking Class @ Nam Yeng

  • When: 11am - 1pm
  • Cost: $70 pp

Carool Road Open Day

  • Showcasing Carool Public School, Summergrove Estate, Tumby Sauce Co, Zeta's award winning coffee, Ilnam Estate Winery and local food producers.

Jude Blereau, Wholefood Cooking and Jean Martinez, Artisan Wholefoods Seminar

  • When: 1pm to 4pm 
  • Where: Burringbar Hall, Old Pacific Highway, Burringbar, Northern NSW
  • Cost: $65pp 

What an event it will be! Visit the official website for full itinerary and booking details.


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