2009 Eumundi Food Fest


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The 2009 EUMUNDI FOOD FEST (now in its seventh year) brings together local producers, growers, chefs, restaurateurs, entertainers and food lovers with a host of activities and entertainment throughout the day. This event is part of the Noosalongweekend 10 day cultural festival.

The Eumundi Food Fest will include a Farmer's Market, showcasing sub-tropical, unusual and unique local foods and produce, along with a number of Food-To-Go stalls featuring a great variety of takeaway delights.

Visitors to the Food Fest will be entertained by musicians throughout the day, as well as cooking presentations and demonstrations; a Eumundi Chef Cook-off; a Raw Talent Cook-off featuring school and hospitality students. The cook-offs will be great fun, as each team will be given a box of unknown ingredients from which they must create a dish against the clock -- with the audience deciding the winner. There will also be a number of rides and amusements.

The Noosa Beach Classic Car Club will also be hosting their 'Show and Shine' display -- an impressive gathering of sparkling classic motor vehicles for visitors to the Eumundi Food Fest to drool over.


The Raw and the Ripe @ Eumundi Food Fest
Sunday 28 June 2009


Foodies on the Sunshine Coast are advised to put Sunday 28 June in their diary as the date for the 2009 Eumundi Food Fest. Part of the Noosalongweekend 10 day cultural event, the Eumundi Food Fest (now in its seventh year) brings together local producers, growers, chefs, restaurateurs, entertainers and food lovers with a host of activities and entertainment throughout the day.

Eumundi Food Fest Coordinator Trent Harvison says Eumundi's village atmosphere is the ideal setting for an event that has become a "must do" for those with an appreciation of fresh and fabulous food.

"The Tucker Tent is the main hub of the Food Fest. It will be the place to enjoy all sorts of foodie fun -- with cooking presentations and demonstrations throughout the day," Trent says.

"We'll have a Ripe Talent Cook-off (a cooking competition between celebrities/well-known chefs) with each team given a box of mystery ingredients from which they must create a dish against the clock -- with the audience deciding the winner."

The Eumundi Food Fest will also feature a Raw Talent Restaurant hosted by school-based trainees in hospitality, as well as a Farmer's Market, showcasing the sub-tropical, the unusual and unique local foods and produce.

"And our Food to Go area will have a great range of takeaway delights, many of which are "tasting" sized, allowing people to enjoy a variety of flavours and creations," Trent says.

"It's an ideal setting to design your own gourmet picnic from the stalls around, then sit back, relax and listen to local musicians while sipping a quality Sunshine Coast wine or beverage."

The Noosa Beach Classic Car Club will also be hosting their 'Show and Shine' display -- an impressive gathering of sparkling classic motor vehicles. Situated right in the middle of the Food Fest, the display will provide scores of delicious cars to drool over.

A truly great day out, the Eumundi Food Fest is an event not to be missed. The Eumundi Food Fest is an initiative of the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce.

graphic to the right: 2008 Ripe Talent Cook-off featuring chefs Scott Hardy and Max Porter and MC Chad Shuttleworth


Eumundi Markets - What's On for 2009 (and it's our 30th Birthday)

Established in 1979, The Original Eumundi Markets is Australia's premier art, craft and produce market, and we have a BIG year planned as part of our 30th birthday celebrations.

Below are some important dates for your diaries...

Sunday 28 June -- Eumundi FoodFest
The Eumundi Food Fest (now in its seventh year) brings together local producers, growers, chefs, restaurateurs, entertainers and food lovers with a host of cooking presentations and demonstrations throughout the day. It's a "must do" for those with an appreciation of fresh and fabulous food.


Weekend of 12 September -- Australian Body Art Carnivale
The Australian Body Art Carnivale is truly a 'Festival of Colour' centred around body art in its many and varied forms -- from face painting right through to full body painting using airbrush, sponge and brush, as well as special effects. In addition to the spectacular body art, the 2009 Carnivale feature traditional Aboriginal body painting, a Wearable Art competition and parade, a photographic competition, pavement art, a visual art exhibition, as well as life drawing and sculpture workshops.

Thursday nights in December -- Twilight Markets
Held every Thursday night in December (January too!) from 5pm until 9pm. As above ... food, entertainment, and craft galore!

Thursday nights in January -- Twilight Markets
Held every Thursday night in January (December too!) from 5pm until 9pm, Eumundi's Twilight Markets are the place to spend those balmy summer nights. Enjoy street theatre and entertainment, live music, and an array of fabulous food stalls -- not to mention some of the best art and craft you'll find anywhere -- all under the stars!

Saturday 21 March -- The Original Eumundi Market's 30th Birthday Party!
It's 30 years since the first artists and craftspeople set up their stalls under the fig trees in Eumundi, and we want you to join us in celebrating this milestone birthday. We're also keen to step back in time, and remember what it was like 30 years ago. Come along to enjoy bands and entertainment with some serious 70's theming, dress up in 70's gear to be in the running for some sensational prizes, and help us indulge in a HUGE birthday cake.

Saturday 16 May -- All Well & Good
Eumundi Markets will host a health and wellness oriented day with a wide range of speakers and practitioners promoting the benefits of a healthy mind, body and spirit. Enjoy free workshops in yoga, tai chi, massage therapy and meditation, and follow an All Well & Good Trail through the market. All Well & Good is an opportunity to showcase the great selection of natural health care and alternate practitioners within the markets.


Some general info about The Original Eumundi Markets ...

The Original Eumundi Markets is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning (and on Thursday evenings through December and January).

With around 350 stalls amidst the iconic and towering heritage listed fig trees, there really is something for everyone. You'll find original artworks, sculptures, and furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers.

And, when you need a break from the shopping, sit back and be entertained by a stellar line-up of performers guaranteed to get you in the groove. You can also have your face painted, your palm read or indulge in a massage.

If you are a foodie, you'll especially love our market ... calamari, paella, sushi, gourmet pizza, organic donuts, handmade chocolates, quality coffee, old fashioned lemonade, and the list goes on. We've a wealth of fresh produce for you to take home with you -- including organically grown fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, locally made cheeses and yoghurts.

The Original Eumundi Markets ... you'll love it

Eumundi Markets :
80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi
07 5442 7106
07 5442 8581

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The Original Eumundi Markets, Eumundi




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