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What to do at Taste Bundaberg Festival

The King of the North is returning, but them’s not fightin’ words.

If you’re hankering for a winter feast consisting of rum, and chilli and lime everything, Taste Bundaberg Festival is the place to get your fix.

Kicking off and on from July 5-7, the festival will host a series of fortunately delicious events heroing local produce and the hard-working humans from which it sprouted. For convenience’s sake, here’s our must-attend picks of the bunch!

Chilli and Lime Fiesta

Now, where are my chilli boots? From 5pm-10pm on Friday July 5, Bundy’s set to get a little bit spicy at the highly anticipated Chilli and Lime Fiesta! Just like the ultimate Masterchef mystery box challenge, local lime and chilli growers will showcase dishes set to bring each ingredient to the forefront, with plenty of sips to keep you cool, calm and collecting more chilli-fuelled eats (just don’t go mistaking that beer for a candle, mister).

Blend your own rum

When in Bundaberg! No taste festival would be complete without a trip to the mother distillery, where you’ll learn the subtle craft of blending and in doing so create your very own blend to take home and enjoy (and enjoy you will). This one kicks off from 12:30pm-3pm on Saturday July 6, and you can find out more here.

Bundy Flavours

Take a taste of this true blue festival home with you from Bundy Flavours. The humble farmers market will run from 7am-2pm on Saturday July 6, with proud local farmers offering their bounty by the stallful to hungry shoppers. A diverse range of stallholders will see the likes of fruits, vegetables and other food-related products up for grabs, so bring the biggest green bag you have and get those goods, friends!

Family feasting at Eleven Acres

The most family-friendly foodie festival of the year is topping things off with a feast at Eleven Acres! From 5:30pm-9pm (if the little ones can stay awake that long, or heck, even you) on Saturday July 6, a two-course share-style dinner will showcase some of Bundy’s finest proteins and produce, set to get even the fussiest family member’s thumbs up in approval. More on that here.

Hit that ‘berg harder than the Titanic.

Words by Nicole Portacha
- the gourmand who sincerely hopes you got the Simpsons reference in her intro #twoforthepriceofone.