Heartland Festival is a weekend devoted to showcasing all things made, grown and produced in the North Burnett. Running from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July, this year’s key events include Sip, Savour & Sparkle at the Gayndah Art Gallery, the Market Day at the Gayndah State School Oval, Eat Street at The Old Tin Shed, a Fruit to Flowers Bus Tour, Gayndah Heritage Railway Family Picnic and Sexy Fresh Food by Kelly Voss on Sunday afternoon.
It’s All About The Food at the Gayndah Art Gallery on Friday 13 July opens with the Gallery’s Biannual Art Competition combined with the launch of the festival. The annual Market Day will boast plenty to see, touch, taste and take home with rows of stalls overflowing with fresh produce, flowers, art, ready-to-eat food, coffee, wine tasting and more at the Gayndah State School oval on Saturday 14 July. Continue the Heartland experience Saturday night at The Old Tin Shed with a food van cook up with mix and match eats from burgers to beers.
Sunday morning choose from the Fruit to Flowers Bus Tour or the Gayndah Heritage Railway Family Picnic. The Bus Tour starts with a breakfast of croissants, local preserves and tea or coffee at the Gayndah Heritage Railway which departs at 9am for farm tours of Smart Berries, Boyne River Pecans and Mt Lawless Organic Flowers. On the way, enjoy a leisurely brunch of grazing platters overflowing with local produce, juices and baguettes. Alternatively, have a family day out full of traditional fun and local produce at the Family Picnic. The final event for Heartland Festival 2018 will be held behind the Gayndah Art Gallery from 5pm on Sunday 15 July where Kelly Voss and her team from Kel’s Katering will be showcasing Sexy, Fresh Food from the North Burnett region.
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