Harvest Festival is planned to showcase hinterland full of hidden treasures

A new local harvest festival is plannedCentral Coast Harvest Festival

Central Coast Council has called on local farmers, businesses and event organisers to be a part of a new festival that focuses on the Coast’s valleys and mountains.
The Harvest Festival is planned for May-June and will celebrate the region’s food, people and culture.
Council’s Connected Communities Group Leader, Ms Julie Vaughan, said the festival will be the first of its kind on the Central Coast.
“This event is designed to encourage festival-goers to follow a specially designed trail, visiting local farms and event hubs – culminating in a major event on the final day,” Ms Vaughan said.
“The Harvest Festival will showcase the diversity we have in suburbs like Peats Ridge, Mangrove Mountain, Kulnura, Yarramalong and Somersby, through a range of events and activities.
“It could be as simple as an open farm gate sale, art installations, and community or music events – there are a number of opportunities for residents to get involved.
Council Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said the Harvest Festival is a great way to showcase what our picturesque valleys and mountains have to offer.
“While the Central Coast is well known for its beaches and waterways, we are also surrounded by hinterland full of hidden treasures,” Mr Reynolds said.
“The Harvest Festival is one way to activate these areas and showcase the potential they have to build community capacity and drive economic and tourism objectives.
“That’s why we are encouraging local food businesses, farmers, markets, social entrepreneurs and innovators to get on board.”

Feb 3, 2017
Central Coast Council media