Relishing the Coast’s local produce

A new food festival is set to launch in Woy Woy next weekend as part of Central Coast Council’s bid to celebrate local produce and great food.

The inaugural event will be held on May 1 and 2, and will be free, however tickets must be secured and will be limited.

Council Director Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan, said the event will bring ‘energy and vibrancy’ to the streets of Woy Woy over the two days.

“On Saturday 1 May, we will shine a spotlight on local restaurants as we invite locals and visitors to experience a taste of Woy Woy,” Vaughan said.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best eateries our region has to offer or uncover a hidden gem.”

A ‘food map’ is also available online to represent the local venues offering a range of set menus and specials for visitors.

On Sunday, May 2, an afternoon of live music and entertainment will be on offer at Woy Woy Oval along with food and beverages and market stalls.

Live performances from Jesse O’Neill, ASHA, Jamie Lindsay Band, and Uncle Jed will be featured from 12pm to 4pm.

Council Administrator Dick Persson said the event aims to support Woy Woy’s vibrant hospitality scene and draw visitors to the Peninsula.

“Relish the Coast is an opportunity to celebrate Woy Woy’s lively local eateries and draw residents and visitors alike to the town centre, providing a boost to the local economy,” Persson said.

“After what has been a rough year for our local hospitality and event sectors due to COVID-restrictions, now is the perfect time for the community to get out and about to enjoy everything the Central Coast has to offer.”

More information about the food festival and ticketing can be found at Council’s Relish the Coast website.

Media release, 20 Apr
Central Coast Council