HAMPTON FESTIVAL FEVER
The region will again come alive with music, art and local produce for the annual Hampton Festival this May
This May the beautiful Hampton area will fill with delicious local produce, cooking demonstrations, live music, celebrity chefs and other delights from the rich region we call home.
The annual Hampton Festival, held Sunday, May 21, is a truly memorable experience to try in your own backyard.
With events in the lead up as well as a full day’s program on the Sunday, there is something to engage everyone.
Visit the Hampton Art Exhibition, take a seat in one of the demonstration tents and watch some of the best chefs in the business share their secrets, or sit and listen to live music as you sample the best produce from the Darling Downs and region.
Cooking demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day at the festival, with this year’s headline announced as Paul West of River Cottage Australia fame.
In the Australian show, adapted from the British flagship program of the same name, former chef Paul and his family attempt to live in a self sufficient manner on a small hobby farm, showcasing local produce and farming techniques.
Catch this sustainable farming and organic food guru’s demonstrations on Sunday, May 21.
The Hampton Art Exhibition will also be one not to miss, running across both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday sees the opening and preview, running from 2.30pm to 5pm, while on Sunday the exhibition will be open for the day from 9.30am to 4pm.
Tickets are currently available for purchase online and more information regarding times of activities, transport options as well as cooking demonstrations and workshops can be found at the website www.hamptonfestival.com.
Mandy Ross, Jay Cox with baby Mia Ross enjoy the culinary delights at last year’s Hampton Festival. PHOTO: NEV MADSEN
River Cottage Australia Star Paul West will headline this year's Hampton Festival. PHOTO: LENA BARRIDGE
Kelly Tillack, Leelee Thompson, Abbey Jordison enjoy a drop of wine at Hampton Festival. PHOTO: NEV MADSEN