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A fresh new festival is coming to the Riverside Racecourse, Gunnedah on Saturday 2nd October 2021. 

An all ages, FREE event Harvest Gunnedah will be a plentiful feast to feed senses; we invite you to Eat, Discover and Celebrate with us.

EAT – the sensational local product and tantalise your taste buds.

DISCOVER – the story behind the food on your plate or find a new way to sauté.

CELEBRATE – with your family and friends on the beautiful backdrop of the Namoi River.

A festival for all of the family, here is
what you can look forward to:

  • Street food stalls
  • Producer markets
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Kids activities
  • Demonstrations from local growers
  • Celebrity chefs

… and much more!

We are also monitoring COVID restrictions to ensure this event meets guidelines. 

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Introducing Paul West

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Paul West is a passionate advocate of real food, community, regional living and sustainable agriculture. Paul was the host of four series of A River Cottage Australia which followed his journey to grow an abundance of farm-fresh food and then cook and share it with his local community. Paul travels Australia hosting cooking demonstrations and can be seen on A River Cottage, currently showing on SBS and SBS On Demand.

Paul regularly hosts cooking demonstrations at food festivals around Australia and can be seen as a guest presenter on Gardening Australia, Back Roads and Catalyst. He is a passionate supporter of many charities, including National Parks and Wildlife Foundation, OZ Harvest, Earth Hour, REAP, NEST and Cure Cancer.

Paul is trained as a chef and has worked in all areas of food production, from WWOOFing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) around Australia, growing fruit and vegetables, to cooking in the bistro of Melbourne’s renowned Vue de Monde – where Paul served his apprenticeship as a chef and met his wife, Alicia.

Both thirsty for a change and passionate about connecting to how their food was grown, in 2012 Paul and Alicia packed their bags and headed across the Bass Strait to Tasmania. It was while tending a flourishing home veggie patch there that Paul was offered the opportunity to host River Cottage Australia and move to beautiful Central Tilba, where the show was filmed. He currently lives in sunny Bermagui on the NSW far south coast with Alicia and two sons Otto and Bowie, plus their trusty canine companion, Digger. Having turned his back on haute cuisine Paul has since become the poster boy for sustainable farming and organic food.

Join us and meet Paul…

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Are you interested in holding a stall at Harvest Gunnedah? For all the details – click here!

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Interested in being involved and assisting in the planning and on the day of the event? Sign up here…

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To make the most of your visit to Gunnedah click here for all the information you will need.


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This will be a real opportunity for people from both inside and beyond our shire to eat, discover and celebrate Gunnedah.” Councillor Colleen Fuller

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Thank you to our Major sponsor

Thank you to our IN-KIND SPONSORS

Thank you to our Funding Partners

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