Come and enjoy a spectacular display of local tropical produce at the Feast of the Senses festival in Innisfail from the 23rd to 28th March 2017, arguably North Queensland’s premier tropical food experience. From delicious and exotic fruits and vegetables to meat, seafood, herbs, spices and wine, the festival features a range of amazing foods with something for everyone.
Showing off the produce of the region, Feast of the Senses is truly a celebration of the Tropical Far North and the bountiful supply of different produce that is grown in its fertile soils.
Over 6 jam-packed days visitors will be able to see, touch, smell and of course taste the amazing food that celebrates this vibrant region, culminating in the huge market day extravaganza showcasing all the different produce.
Perfect for food lovers, wine buffs, families, home vegie-patch enthusiasts and anyone who loves to try new and delicious foods, the community-focused event is sure to entertainment everyone and keep them well fed at the same time!
In 2017 the festival takes on a new format that sees the normal 10-day event packed into 6 days allowing visitors to the festival to enjoy all the events in a shorter space of time. Don’t miss this wonderful week of delicious food and amazing community spirit in Innisfail.
The 2017 event schedule is as follows:
Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March –
Come and join the Food Trails #1 and #2 and enjoy an opportunity to visit farms not normally accessible to the public where you can speak with and learn from some of the best farmers in the region.
Friday 24th March –
International Food Fare held at Warrina Lakes. A great opportunity to experience different cultures and celebrate the unique qualities of different cuisines, all in a relaxed and casual setting complete with entertainment.
Saturday 25th March –
Come and join the fun of the Feast of the Senses Guinness World Record Attempt at the World’s longest banana split, held at the Brothers Leagues Club. The attempt will be just over a staggering 8,000 meters involving 40,000 locally-grown bananas and of course LOTS of cream and ice-cream to top it off.
Sunday 26th March –
Sunday is the day of the Market Day Extravaganza highlighting the huge range of different rare and exotic fruits across around 100 stalls of local produce. As well as the amazing variety of food there will be entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, cooking competitions and the Food Court which is always the highlight! If you come to Feast of the Senses for just one day, then make it Sunday 26th March.
Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March –
Food Trails #3 and #4. The Food Trails will again provide a unique opportunity to visit farms not normally accessible to the public. Gain a wealth of information and insider knowledge including the best methods to grow produce from highly experienced and knowledgeable farmers.
The festival will be centred around Innisfail, a small farming town that lies on the Johnstone River 90kms South of Cairns and 165km North of Townsville.
Festival events will also be held in Innisfail, along the Canecutter Way, Mission Beach, and Mena Creek.
There are a range of different tickets at different prices for the different events taking place during the Feast of the Senses. Click here for ticket information and to purchase tickets.
For more information on the Feast of the Senses festival click here.
Fruit image courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland.