News

Engine powers up food festival

SAVOUR SAVIOUR: Dean Power, from Community Engine, and Remy Tancred, from the Sample Food Festival, at Bangalow Showground, where the festival will be held next month.
SAVOUR SAVIOUR: Dean Power, from Community Engine, and Remy Tancred, from the Sample Food Festival, at Bangalow Showground, where the festival will be held next month. Contributed

BYRON Bay pop-up shop Community Engine has come to the rescue of the Sample Food Festival.

Faced with the prospect of having no sponsor to provide the electricity for the hundreds of stalls at next month's festival in Bangalow, organiser Remy Tancred was desperate to find some help.

That help came in the form of Dean Power, from Community Engine, who has donated the money necessary to provide the festival's power.

"When Essential Energy notified me last week they could no longer sponsor the power at this years' festival, I was desperate," Ms Tancred said.

"They are still loaning us their barbecue, but their structure has changed and they are unable to sponsor the event. Supplying the restaurants with power is crucial."

Ms Tancred said Community Engine had offered several thousand dollars.

The festival will be held at the Bangalow Showground on October 6 with nearly 200 exhibitors. Showcasing the region's finest produce, it will feature cooking demonstrations, farmers market, an entertainment program and 33 restaurants offering affordable tasting plates.

Those plates will be judged by chefs Simon Thomsen, Ben O'Donoghue, Alex Herbert and Belinda Jeffery to determine who takes home the coveted 2012 Golden Fork Award.

Also on the menu will be the Launch Pad, where some of Australia's favourite food identities will launch new products, including the release of Belinda Jeffery's book, Desserts.

Celebrated sommelier Matt Skinner will host a master class on glass pairing for your favourite wines. This event costs $55 and includes wine, local cheeses and a take-home pack of four Plumm wine glasses (valued at $120)

"Due to the popularity of the food stalls last year, this year we have extended the festival hours from 8am to 8pm," Ms Tancred said.

The festival program is available online at www.samplensw.com

Bookings for the wine master class are essential to info@samplensw.com

WIN

THE Byron News in conjunction with Sample has one ticket to give away to the wine master class. To win, email jann.burmester@byronnews.com.au by 4pm tomorrow (Friday) with Sample in the subject line. Make sure you include all your contact details. The winner will be notified by phone.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at festival this weekend.

Frustrated Splendour punters vent anger online (again)

North Byron Parklands has received thousands of visitors this weekend during Splendour in the Grass 2016.

Stuck in their cars, or waiting for a bus

Splendour found The Cure

Robert Smith at the Splendour in the Grass Amphitheatre stage during The Cure's show.

Day two of Splendour in the Grass

Latest deals and offers

The Splendour Awards 2016

WE found the good, the bad and the plain weird of this year's festival.

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at festival this weekend.

Frustrated Splendour punters vent anger online (again)

North Byron Parklands has received thousands of visitors this weekend during Splendour in the Grass 2016.

Stuck in their cars, or waiting for a bus

Splendour found The Cure

Robert Smith at the Splendour in the Grass Amphitheatre stage during The Cure's show.

Day two of Splendour in the Grass

Splendour revellers cool down with giant poo emoji

The Mr Poopie sculpture at Splendour in the Grass.

Mr Poopie sculpture is inspired by the ice cream/poop emoticon.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Politician cancels Splendour gig

DEBATE: Tony Jones' Q&A; at Splendour is one of the most popular non-music-related events of the festival.

Changes in the line up for Q&A with Tony Jones tomorrow

Elise's emotional exit from MasterChef quarter finals

MasterChef Australia Top 4 contestant Elise Franciskovic.

CAIRNS cook struggles after receiving letter from fiance.

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at festival this weekend.

Day 2 Splendour Pictures

Sticky Fingers perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass Day 2 covered in pictures.

WATCH: News reader tries her hand at hardcore shooter, Doom

Veteran journo and noob gamer takes a shot at Doom

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started