Showcasing the hinterland at Harvest Festival

Plenty to do and see in rural communities

Foodies, families and fun-seekers will flock to the Central Coast hinterland over the June long weekend for Harvest Festival 2022.

It’s a celebration of fresh, seasonal local produce with a wide range of unique events and experiences across 30 hubs throughout Yarramalong, Dooralong, Jilliby, Wyong Creek, Kulnurra, Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge, Somersby and Calga.

Follow the Harvest Festival event trail to visit local farms, sample local produce, soak up live music and entertainment or join in a range of family-friendly activities designed to show off the unique charm of the Coast’s hinterland.

The two-day program on June 11 and 12, offers something for everyone, from paddock to plate dining and wine tastings to produce picking, hands-on workshops, farm tours, nursery tours and plant sales, or to see innovative farming techniques such as an insect farm and their role in managing waste.

Harvest Festival is a rare chance to take a glimpse behind the farm gate while exploring rural farming communities and their picturesque heritage villages.

This year, numerous event hubs are offering the opportunity to pre-book experiences in advance and the full program is available on Central Coast Council’s website at

Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said Council was proud to be delivering this much-loved event again in 2022, which attracts visitors from across the Coast and beyond to the region’s hinterland communities.

“As one of the Coast’s most popular events amongst locals and visitors alike, Harvest Festival builds local pride, celebrates sustainability and boosts the local economy,” he said.

“Previous events have attracted over 48,000 visitors, providing the Central Coast economy with an $8M boost and this year’s event is anticipated to deliver similar returns to our community.

“This much-loved event is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and contributes to the continued growth and development of the Central Coast,” Hart said.

Sue Murray

1 Comment on "Showcasing the hinterland at Harvest Festival"

  1. Samantha Nicholson | June 8, 2022 at 8:39 am |

    Kulnura is the correct spelling

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