2013 Harvest Celebration - 18 May 2013
10am - 8pm
Only a few days to go and the sun is set to shine! However, should Mother Nature play unruly tricks on us, don’t worry, this year we’ve weather proofed the event so it’s all under one BIG marquee. So, rain, hail, shine, boredom or fun seeking, the Harvest Celebration in Beechworth is the place to be!
The Beechworth Harvest Celebration provides the perfect opportunity treat yourself with the finest food, wine, beer and regional produce north-east Victoria has to offer. All in the gorgeous bush surrounds of Beechworth, the foothills of the High Country and one of the state’s most picturesque and historic country towns............and whilst the kids are catered for!!!!!
The Harvest Celebration on Saturday May 18 kicks off the annual High Country Harvest, setting the standard for the 10-day regional festival and displaying the very best in food and wine that this magnificent pocket of north-east Victoria has to offer, including presentations by chefs from acclaimed restaurants including The Provenance of Beechworth and Simone’s of Bright.
Local growers will welcome you as they showcase a stunning range of produce at The Producers’ Picnic. Fill your bags and baskets with fresh fruits, vegetables and other artisan products whilst grazing at local stalls and chatting with the growers who are able to turn the paddock’s produce into a pleasing plate of perfection.
The main stage Beechworth Honey Culinary Theatre will delight, featuring award-winning local chefs Michael Ryan from the Provenance Restaurant in Beechworth, Patrizia Simone from Simone’s Restaurant in Bright, Adam Pizzini, from Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina in Wangaratta, bakers from the famous Beechworth Bakery and Jodie Goldsworthy from Beechworth Honey.This year the Harvest Celebration gates will open at 10am and run through to the extended time of 8pm, with live music scheduled from 5-8pm, along with a Big Screen Moonlight Movie (weather permitting). Running later into the evening than previous years, the Harvest Celebration now offers you more time to come along, graze, be entertained and immerse yourself in a country-style epicurean world.
Following the Beechworth Harvest Celebration, the High Country Harvest will continue 10 days later at the popular Myrtleford Italian festival, La Fiera, where the rich Italian side of the region’s spectacular gourmet produce will be celebrated in style.
Linked by two memorable weekends at Beechworth and Myrtleford, this year’s High Country Harvest promises to be a festival filled with fun, fine food, fine wine and great beer that you’ll enjoy while you’re there, and want to take home with you to enjoy for the months to come.