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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

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