Regional Tourism Guide for Bundaberg
Gayndah Orange Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The Gayndah Orange Festival will be held from May 3 to 6, 2019 kicking off with their Gala Ball on April 27 with the crowning of their 2019 Orange Festival Queen.

Then on Friday May 3 they will have their Whiskey, Wine and Cheese night with entertainment and a sculpture competition to enter!

Festival day is Saturday 4 when the streets come to life with entertainment, stalls and the parade with live music into the night.

To finish the weekend they have their wonderful family day with stalls and rides, the famous orange throwing competition and much more.

Taste Bundaberg Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
Held over four tasty weekends, Taste Bundaberg Festival is an invitation to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, pile plates high and leave glasses empty. Come, take a seat at The Great Bundaberg Feast.

Bundaberg is famous as the home of Queensland iconic flavours, such as Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, and it’s reputation as a newly-discovered foodie paradise is growing fast.

A region built on the back of agriculture, supplying 25 per cent of Australia’s fresh produce, Taste Bundaberg Festival is the focal point of an annual calendar of food tourism and community pride. How they do it is fresh, it's new and it's only available in the Bundaberg region, on the Southern Great Barrier Reef!

2019 Festival Dates:
Friday 3 May to Monday 6 May
Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June
Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July
Friday 16 August to Sunday 18 August
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Kick off at Riverfeast
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Kick-off Taste Bundaberg Festival with an evening of food, drink, fun and entertainment alongside the beautiful Burnett River. Explore the Bundaberg region’s finest drinks at the bar and try local produce inspired foods from the on-site vendors, all under the setting sun.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Bundy StoryWalks
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Central business district Story Walk Tours combine fact with legend and folklore for a story-filled walking tour throughout the Bundaberg City area. Sample local dishes along the way before finishing up at local craft brewery, Bargara Brewing Company.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Breakfast on Bourbong
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Bundaberg’s café culture is them at their finest –unpretentious yet world class. Share your favourite table with your favourite people and enjoy the perfect weather as you wake to the first Saturday of Taste Bundaberg Festival in the Central Business District.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Love Bundy Laneway
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Discover why the locals #LOVEBUNDY at the Love Bundy Laneway. Come have a taste of their culinary delights nestled inside an unassuming laneway in the Bundaberg Central Bundaberg District. Experience a vast array of tastes, sounds and sights to delight the senses as you wander down Flinders Lane enjoying an afternoon of great food, good music and mesmerising art. Tantalise your tastebuds with locally-inspired tasting plates and enjoy the entertainment on offer.
Carmen – The Met Opera
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen.

But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo—bass Alexander Vinogradov. She has ruined his life, but still Don José adores her, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe. Composer Bizet died just three months after Carmen’s disastrous premiere, never knowing that his creation would become one of the most popular operas of all time.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high definition recordings continues for its 13th season in cinemas. The Met’s 2018/19 season features ten incredible operas. The Metropolitan Opera are screened to a record-breaking 70 countries around the world. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses. Based in New York as a resident company in The Lincoln Centre.

You’re welcomed to the very best opera in the world.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - The Long Lunch
Date Sun 5th May 2019
They’ve saved you a seat at Bundaberg’s most exclusive long lunch. Join Alex and Jen as they present a collision of technique and flavour in the gardens of Water St Kitchen. Indulge in a five-course tasting menu with optional wine and cocktail pairings taking you on a sensory journey of the regions culinary story.

Ticket Inclusions:
Five-course tasting menu, matched cocktails and wine (food and drink package only, also available for purchase on the day).
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Cider and Sliders
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Get excidered! Enjoy nibbles, sliders, and a gelato dessert prepared by the Bert's team whilst enjoying acoustic music and time with friends. Three sliders made with local produce will be presented by the chef along with three matching ciders by Ohana Cider House. Listen to our chef and Josh and Zoe from Ohana proudly talk about their food and cider and the local producers that make our region great.
Gigi – Community Movie
Date Wed 8th May 2019
Oscar Winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Adaptation, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Song - "Gigi", Best Score. Winner of nine Academy Awards, this 1958 romantic musical remains a Hollywood classic. Leslie Caron stars as Gigi, a young foundling reared by two veteran Parisian courtesans to be the mistress of a wealthy young gentleman.

But Gigi shocks everyone when, despite the best efforts of her mentors to teach the importance of champagne, jewels and independence, the irrepressible girl falls in love with the man for whom she is intended. Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan and Hermione Gingold also star in this blockbuster Lerner and Lowe musical (the same team behind My Fair Lady).

Leslie Caron
Maurice Chevalier
Louis Jourdan
Hermione Gingold
Eva Gabor

Genre: Comedy/Musical/Drama
Classification: G
Classification Description: Content very mild in impact

116 minutes
AgroTrend Bundaberg
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
The Bundaberg Region is home to a large and productive region of southern Queensland. The primary economic driver of the commercial hubs of Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin is agriculture and horticulture making Agrotrend Bundaberg the ideal location for a field day event.

They invite you to come along and check out Agrotrend in 2019. Two days of farming and lifestyle focused activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Whether you are keen to check out and invest in the latest farming technologies or after a great afternoon out with the family – Agrotrend 2019 promises to deliver. All welcome.

This event is brought to you by the Bundaberg Field Day Society and supports community work done by the Rotary Club of Bundaberg.

The Kings of Rock & Soul
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Jack Gatto is the voice of Elvis and James Cupples the heart & soul of Tom Jones, together they pay tribute to ‘The King’ and the Jones boy in a dynamic unmissable night.

Elvis Presley and Tom Jones reached the top of their music genres—legends both who became friends and performed together just the one time in Las Vegas. Now, the amazing talents of Jack Gatto and James Cupples recreate the magic of these musical icons with Elvis’ greatest hits, including ‘Suspicious Minds, ‘My Way’, ‘How Great Thou Art’ and Tom Jones music from the 60’s through to his contemporary hits.

Multi-award winner Jack Gatto has been described by members of Presley’s own family as having the closest voice to the King they’d experienced. James Cupples, one of the biggest success stories to come from television’s The Voice, was described by mentor Keith Urban as having one of the most amazing voices he has heard. Together on stage they are dynamite.

Created by Aussie international star John St Peeters, this world class production is coming for the first time and for one night only...we suggest you book early!
Tea With the Dames
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Moncrieff Cinema Society presents Tea With the Dames.

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in.

Tea with the Dames is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. Tea with the Dames invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film. Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame.

Together, they're 342 years old. They're in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen....

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King Lear
Date Sun 19th May 2019
National Theatre Live
Cinema Presentation
By William Shakespeare

"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." - Daily Telegraph

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

225 minutes - including interval

Melodies at Moncrieff – Impact Commmunity Choir
Date Wed 22nd May 2019
The Impact Community Choir approaches its 10th year with a concert that is set to delight, surprise and entertain its audience. The choir, which features more than 70 members from the Bundaberg community, made up of volunteers, support workers and people of all abilities, celebrates the differences and uniqueness of all people as they rehearse and perform on a regular basis throughout the Wide Bay region. Be entertained, sing-along and enjoy talented soloists as the brilliant performers put on a special mini-drama showcase not to be missed!
BackTrack Boys – Community Movie
Date Tue 28th May 2019
Reconciliation Week

BackTrack Boys features the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and the youth program he runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, NSW.

When everyone else gives up on troubled kids like Zac, Tyrson and Rusty, they head to Back Track. It’s a place where they can feel safe, continue their education, but most importantly it’s where they learn to support each other and pursue their dreams.

This observational documentary follows Zac, Tyrson and Rusty as they hit the road with Bernie’s legendary dog jumping team and travel to rural shows across NSW. The dog shows started out as a way to teach kids self-discipline, calm their emotions, build trust, and boost their communication skills, but now they have become the world record holders.

In the last ten years over 1000 kids have walked through the BackTrack doors and in that same time the local crime rate has dropped by more than 50%. It’s an alternative to detention and succeeds where others have failed.

On the road the boys camp out around the fire and sleep under the stars but the trauma from the past is...

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Djuki Mala
Date Wed 29th May 2019
Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company that took the world by storm present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high energy…like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul!

Winners, Best Dance Adelaide and Perth Fringe 2017

"...an hour of infectious joy." - BroadwayBaby
"No better offering at this year's Fringe." - West Australian
"Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating." - Upside News

Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Eidsvold Bush Spirit Festival
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
The Eidsvold Bush Spirit Festival is held at the RM Williams Bush Learning Centre in Eidsvold.

This event is a family friendly festival that features demonstrations of traditional and contemporary bush skills.

It is an affordable and enjoyable day out.

La Fille Du Regiment – The Met Opera
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging. Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high definition recordings continues for its 13th season in cinemas. The Met’s 2018/19 season features ten incredible operas. The Metropolitan Opera are screened to a record-breaking 70 countries around the world. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses. Based in New York as a resident company in The Lincoln Centre.

You’re welcomed to the very best opera in the world.
Tully – Community Movie
Date Wed 5th Jun 2019
Charlize Theron is dynamite as Marlo, a mother struggling to deal with two toddlers and a newborn. When Marlo’s brother gifts her a nanny named Tully, her life suddenly changes. Tully is young, radiant and energetic, helping with demands of motherhood. But what happens when Tully has to move on?

This biting dark comedy on the tribulations of young motherhood comes from the prescient pen of Diablo Cody, the genius behind Juno, Young Adult and the United States of Tara. With a radiant performance from Mackenzie Davis as Tully, and electric direction from Jason Reitman, this is a quietly radical and thoroughly modern feminist take on life as a new mother in the 21st century.

Charlize Theron
Mackenzie Davis
Mark Duplass

Genre: Comedy/drama
Classification: M
Classification Description: Coarse language and sex

96 minutes
Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. From the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the iconic Ring of Fire.

For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written.

Now, Jeff Carter, together with Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, perfectly recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared.

This 2 hour live concert event “Leaving Jackson” The Johnny Cash & June Carter show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.

Amazing energy, beautiful tribute to icons and favourites to many. loved seeing Leaving Jackson. This was a fantastic show loved it, if you haven’t seen the show it’s a must do Johnny and June were fabulous.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Seafood Degustation
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
Visit Burnett Heads, where the country meets the coast, for a seven-course seafood degustation and cider experience. Tickle your tastebuds with a carefully curated menu designed by Head Chef Matthew Buwalda showcasing locally-caught seafood, paired perfectly with hand-selected ciders and wines from local distillery Ohana Cider House and Tropical Winery.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Wine and Canapes on the River
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Cruise the Burnett River on a food tour like no other! Experience Bundaberg’s brand new eight metre Barbecue Pontoon boats with your own skipper and chef. For two hours, enjoy the regions finest canapes and wines prepared for your exclusive group of 10 as you make your way along the reaches of the Burnett River.

Three different canape and wine packages available.

Ticket Inclusions: Local produce-rich canapes prepared by your own personal chef, carefully matched wines and two-hour scenic river cruise.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Let The Night Be Gin
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Award-winning distillery Kalki Moon Distilling Company opens its doors for a night of delicious food, cocktail mastery and gin-blending to celebrate World Gin Day. Join head distiller Rick Prosser in a guided group blending experience to create the official gin of Taste Bundaberg Festival 2019, with a bottle of this handcrafted gin included in every ticket to share with friends and family.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Feast on See
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
A block from the beach on See St, experience an evening of tapas-style dining showcasing local produce at Casablanca On See Restaurant before progressing to The Windmill Cafe Bargara for a delicious dessert. With live music and an extensive local drinks menu, this is sure to be an evening to remember beside the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - The Big Bargara Breakfast
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Dine at your favourite cafe and support local businesses. Find out why Bundaberg flocks to Bargara each weekend for breakfast. Share your favourite table with your favourite people and enjoy our perfect weather as you wake to breakfast beside the Southern Great Barrier Reef at Taste Bundaberg Festival.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Grunskes River Cruise
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
If seafood is your calling then this is the event for you. Experience a unique guided tour through Grunske’s By the River Seafood Market, locally-owned and operated fishery, before boarding The Bundy Belle for a leisurely 1.5 hour cruise on the beautiful Burnett River. On-board delight your tastebuds with a specially prepared Grunske’s lunch platter and be entertained by a local musician whilst taking pleasure in the tranquillity of the rivers’ lower reaches.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Relax, Eat and Sip
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
This outdoor event has it all - deliciousness and wellness! Combining the two loves of Innes Park’s Lonnie Toy who is the owner-manager of Bundaberg Yoga and Lonnie’s Chai. Participants will be guided through a yoga relaxation practice (mats provided) before sampling a range of Lonnie’s Chai prepared the traditional way and a scrumptious afternoon tea showcasing Bundaberg region’s local produce. The menu wowed participants last year (gluten-free, raw and vegan available) and included such treats as Chocolate Zucchini Cake featuring Martos Farms zucchini, Surfie Chick Eggs, Pacific Gold Macadamia Oil and Baffle Dairy Milk; Raw Lime “Cheesecake’’ featuring Bundy Limes, local avocado and macadamia; Purple Carrot Pocket Storehouse Sourdough with Lonnie’s dukkah and Claxton olive oil just to name a few of the High Tea treats.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Saucing Local
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Experience an afternoon of local produce-inspired canapes overlooking the tranquil gardens of Kellys Beach Resort. Enjoy an array of cocktails using local spirits Bundaberg Rum and Kalki Moon. The bar will be open with all your favourite locally brewed Bargara Brewing Company beer and Ohana Cider House & Exotic Fruit Winery award-winning cider!
Graeme Connors – From the Backcountry
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
Iconic Australian artist, Graeme Connors, is back by popular demand.

Recognised as one of Australia’s most eclectic singer/songwriters, Graeme has received numerous awards during his more than 40-year career for his contribution to Country Music. Golden Guitars, ARIA, PPCA and APRA Awards line his shelves, with his most recent prestigious accolade, 2016 inductee to the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame).

During his highly-anticipated two-hour show, fans will enjoy the hits that made him a household name, favourites from his 19 album catalogue and special debut performances from his recent album, from the backcountry.

Connors new album, from the backcountry was released in August 2018 and features his lead single ‘One Life’. The new album debuted at #4 on the ARIA Country Albums chart and #6 on the ARIA Australian Artists Albums (all genres) chart.

For more information, visit Graeme Connors' website.
Die Walkure – The Met Opera
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high definition recordings continues for its 13th season in cinemas. The Met’s 2018/19 season features ten incredible operas. The Metropolitan Opera are screened to a record-breaking 70 countries around the world. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses. Based in New York as a resident company in The Lincoln Centre.

You’re welcomed to the very best opera in the world.

320 minutes - including 2 intervals
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Chilli and Lime Fiesta
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
Spice up your Friday night at the Chilli and Lime Fiesta at Riverfeast. Come celebrate the subtropical flavours of chilli and lime grown by local growers Austchilli and Bundy Limes.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Blues on the Burnett
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
Shake away your blues with an evening of delicious food created with great local produce and the sultry sounds of local songstress Mel Lathouras. Hosted by Celebrity Chef Alastair McLeod, hear about local culinary champions whilst overlooking the beautiful Burnett River.

Graze all night on platters of delicious local food prepared by Bundaberg’s best chefs.

Help The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation raise funds for much needed equipment at the Bundaberg Hospital.
Bundy Flavours 2019
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Bundy Flavours showcases the incredible local produce the region has on offer with an amazing farmers market as well as providing some of the best local culinary artists and producers hosting live cooking demonstrations, along with a host of other activities.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Bundy Flavours
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
From the fields to the kitchen, the Bundaberg Region has a reputation as one of Australia’s largest ‘food bowls’.

Bundy Flavours and Farmer’s Markets is a one-stop-shop for sourcing fresh, local produce and products, combined with the inspiration to create a meal that will tantalise the tastebuds.

The Bundaberg Region has become well known for the vast quantity and variety of produce grown locally. Bundy Flavours provides an opportunity for a diverse range of stallholders to showcase the enticing assortment of fruit, vegetables and products available in our region.

Bundy Flavours and Farmer’s Market will be held from 7am to 2pm on Saturday, July 6 and will feature a mix of activities including live cooking demonstrations in addition to stallholders featuring locally grown, cooked or created products.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Sounds Crafty
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Experience an evening of locally brewed craft beer, cider, wine and spirits carefully crafted into delicious signature cocktails. With live music, brewery tours and tasty tapas available, it’s a Saturday night not to be missed!
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Family Feasting at Eleven Acres
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Eleven Acres invites you to join them for a two-course family share style dinner. Showcasing some of the Bundaberg area’s finest produce in a warm, homestyle feast.
Toni Childs – Retrospective Tour
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two-hour performance as she celebrates her 30-year anniversary of Union. Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith. The second hour will be your introduction to Toni’s new music from two very special albums 'It’s All a Beautiful Noise' and 'Citizens of the Planet'.

Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling. With fans in over 50 countries around the world, Toni has produced a list of international hits such as: 'Don’t Walk Away', 'Stop Your Fussin'', 'Walk and Talk Like Angels', 'Zimbabwe', 'Where's the Ocean', 'Many Rivers to Cross', 'I've Got To Go Now' and 'Because You're Beautiful', to name a few.

Toni has opened for Bob Dylan, and performed duets with greats such as Al Green and Peter Gabriel. The coming years will see the wider release of two very special albums of music. First, 'It’s All a Beautiful Noise’ and second ‘Citizens Of The Planet'. Both releases are...

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Taste Bundaberg Festival - A Nourishing Pantry Tour
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
You’re invited to an exclusive, behind the scenes visit to the region’s largest wholefood store, Nana’s Pantry. Stroll through the aisles of Nana’s and learn secret tips and tricks for stocking your pantry with nourishing, whole food ingredients with a regional flavour.

Local Nourish Café owner, Judy Plath, will guide your discovery tour so you can #tastebundaberg every day and enjoy the rewards of nourishing your body with fresh ingredients whilst also nourishing the vibrant food and farming community in the Bundaberg region.

After the tour, enjoy barista-made coffee and an array of treats featuring local ingredients.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Sunday Seaside Escape - Afternoon Tea @ Woodgate
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
Make a Sunday escape and discover one of the region’s best kept secrets…..beautiful unspoiled Woodgate Beach! Explore sandy beaches, tranquil Theodolite Creek and lush coastal National park then, mellow out with the sounds of the ocean, a warm breeze and a glass of bubbles at our seaside soiree. Join hosts Jacqui and Rob on the deck of Serenity Cove Café for a relaxed afternoon of delish treats featuring seasonal organic produce grown in the rich red soils of Childers and, a selection of fine local wines. Meet organic growers Steve and Leah from Chilled as Produce and discover boutique wines from Hill of Promise Winery & Cellar Door.
100 Years of The History of Dance
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019
100 Years of the History of Dance as told by one man in 60 minutes with an energetic group finale.

Suitable for ages 12+.

Jacob arrives at school for his presentation on his favourite topic: the most influential choreographers since the 1920s. He's booked the projector, he's prepared his slides, he's rehearsed all the dances and Mrs Coruthers has started the stopwatch. But will one hour be enough?

From Martha Graham to Bob Fosse, to Paula Abdul, Jacob knows it all. Through a rollercoaster of dance moves we explore the broken families, addictions and political escapades that fuelled the lives of these extraordinary artists.

Over the hour, Jacob discovers that you can study your heroes all you like, but it doesn't make your own path any clearer. If he wants to be just like his idols, it’s time to stop studying and start creating. So Jacob gets the audience up, and teaches them a simple dance to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

Dance isn't a foreign academic concept, it's for everyone...and it feels good!

"[Simons] wryly encapsulates those awkward moments we have all experienced...and...

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Childers Festival
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The 2019 Childers Festival, on the last weekend in July, is the only festival in Queensland that stops a highway, closing the mighty Bruce Highway!

The festival transforms the highway into a gigantic food, market stall and entertainment hub, all staged between the heritage listed buildings and leopard tree lined streets of Childers, just 40 minutes west of Bundaberg and three and a half hours north of Brisbane.

With free admission both days, the event kicks off on the Saturday afternoon from 2pm with a street party and lively bands performing well into the night. The main festival day, which closes the Bruce Highway is on the Sunday, kicking off from 9am to 3.30pm and features five stages of non-stop music, hundreds of market stalls and a smorgasbord of food from all over the world.

Accommodation options for the event is in Childers, Bundaberg and Woodgate Beach.
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Tasting the Stars
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
With a few vintages now of ‘methode champenoise’ sparkling Semillon in the Hill of Promise Winery collection, Mary and Terry invite you to their table for a ‘vertical tasting’ of various vintages of 3 Marys. The process involved in creating liquid ‘princesses trapped in a tower’ is fascinating and challenging but extremely rewarding. What better way to celebrate Taste Bundaberg Festival in August than to gather in a winery, share in the story that originated in the monasteries of the Champagne region 150 kilometres east of the French capital ... and taste the stars!
Taste Bundaberg Festival - Brewfeast
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Experience an evening of locally brewed craft beer, cider, wine and spirits carefully crafted into delicious signature cocktails. With live music, brewery tours and tasty tapas available, it’s a Saturday night not to be missed!
Taste Bundaberg Festival - The People's Cider Launch Party
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Less socialist and more social-media, the People’s Cider is the most interactive drink-making experiment Bundaberg has ever seen! Maverick cidermakers Josh and Zoe, the geniuses behind the only commercially-available all-Queensland cider, will invite all their greatest fans to celebrate the launch of The People’s Cider at Taste Bundaberg Festival.

The people will decide the ingredients and the people will cheers to its triumphant unveiling with a great celebration of local nibbles, expert musings from head cidermaker and a look behind the scenes at the Ohana headquarters.

* No soviet state will be formed as a result of this cider celebration!
Heartland Festival
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Heartland Festival is devoted to showcasing all things made, grown and produced in the North Burnett. The Festival will feature a number of delicious key events which focus on amazing food and highlight local produce! The always-anticipated Market Day will be on again from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, 21 September on the Gayndah State School oval.

The Market Day gets more mouth-watering each year! There will be plenty to see, touch, taste and take home as you make your way through rows of stalls overflowing with fresh produce, flowers, art, ready-to-eat food, coffee, wine tasting and much more. There will also be a children’s area, live entertainment and a bar operating throughout the day.

Entry is a gold coin donation at the gate. Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest information and the announcement of their 2019 key events!