A few weeks ago Luke decided we were going to put down the DIY projects for the day and venture west to Aratula, where the Scenic Rim Regional Council were throwing the region’s annual Eat Local Week Winter Harvest Festival. The event is a celebration of our local food, wine and farmers – which sounded right up our alley for a day of R&R.
The drive is all about the adventure right? Our drive was outright nerve racking yet hilarious as we held our breathe, crossed our fingers and toes and hoped we make it to the Aratula BP servo before we ran out of fuel. Thankfully, Luke was ecstatic he didn’t have to push or call for road side assistance (phew)!
As we pulled near the sports oval where the festival was being held, I spotted the most amazing antique store choked to the brim with old farming equipment, furniture and an old wood fired oven we both felt would suit our soon-to-be pizza shack just fine.
Once inside the festival, we wandered, tested, trialled and sampled along with 6,000 other foodies.
For lunch I opted for the delicious and healthy chickpea wrap with homemade hommus.
Luke went for the local beef hamburger and homemade carrot beer. There were loads of vendors and road-side stalls to stop and buy produce from. Our highlights were the fresh beetroots (in fact still in the fridge) and these potatoes bagged ever-so-nicely.The event will return next June with a ten days of degustation dinners, long table lunches, cooking schools and 4WD produce tours.
Do you have a local community event in your region you enjoy attending?