Heartland Festival’s long table lunch set to shine
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.