Heart­land Fes­ti­val’s long ta­ble lunch set to shine

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

PREPA­RA­TIONS are well and truly un­der­way for the Long Ta­ble Lunch, the clos­ing event of the Heart­land Fes­ti­val.

The lunch, on July 10 in Bicentennial Park, will in­clude lo­cally grown pecans, blue­ber­ries, man­darins, beef and other North Bur­nett pro­duce.

Food will be cooked by Mun­dub­bera chef Kelly Voss.

Event or­gan­iser Sher­rie Bre­itkopf said the event aimed to high­light the culi­nary tourism and eco­nomic devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to the re­gion.

“We have known for some time our re­gion pro­duces pre­mium pro­duce,” Mrs Bre­itkopf said.

“The Heart­land Fes­ti­val is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for us to bring this pro­duce to the ta­ble and to the at­ten­tion of the state, na­tion and the world.

“It’s an event not to be missed be­cause it’s by lo­cal peo­ple and the money stays in the area.

“It’s all about bring­ing the world in to see what we have.”

Mrs Bre­itkopf said about 40 tick­ets had been sold so far and Bund­aberg coaches had taken 46 tick­ets to sell as a spe­cialised tour.

The Heart­land Fes­ti­val will also in­clude other din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in Gayn­dah, lo­cal pro­duce mar­kets and farm tours.

The fes­ti­val runs from Fri­day, July 8 to Sun­day, July 10.

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