The famous Scenic Rim Eat Local Week starts THIS SATURDAY and stars over 125 events. So if you are keen on Sunset Sips with Camels, Alpaca picnics, gin classes, vegetable bouquet making, olive tasting, Beer & Banter with the Brewer, long lunches, chef talks, bush tucker classes, cheese making, wine tasting, carrot anything (the Scenic Rim grows 600,000 carrots each year!),  an epic Winter Harvest Festival with a tractor pull included, then dig out your stretchy pants and prepare for a feast of authentic flavour adventures, grown and produced locally. It’s the Scenic Rim on a platter and it starts Saturday!

The 11th Scenic Rim Eat Local Week runs from 25 June to 3 July, in a joyous and flavour-filled celebration that stretches across the famous region, from Beaudesert to Beechmont, Kerry to Kalbar, and Mount Alford to Mount Tamborine! Famed around the country as one of most authentic celebrations of local produce, the program includes an incredible line-up of long lunches, flavour-filled dinners, farm gates, degustations, culinary celebrations, food walks, tastings, tours and talks, masterclasses, workshops for all ages and more, including the Winter Harvest Festival on 2 July. Simply put, Eat Local Week places food and its creators centre stage. The real stars of Eat Local Week are the award-winning producers, growers and flavour-makers, with the event providing the ultimate backstage pass to the farms, wineries, faces and food stories of the Scenic Rim, named by travel bible The Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 regions in the world to visit in 2022.

HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND TO TUESDAY NEXT WEEK …. 

Saturday 25 June

–  Sunrise Camel Ride @ Summer Land Camels

–  Kalfresh Carrot Day SOLD OUT

–  Tasting Tables @ Beaudesert Visitor Information Centre

–  Tastings @ Rathlogan Olive Grove/The Shed Café

–  Tasting Tables @ Canungra Visitor Information Centre

–  Brunch & Bee Banter @ Scenic Rim Brewery

–  Gin & History Tour @ Cauldron Distillery

–  Canungra Foodie Fest

–  Make your own Vegetable Bouquet @ Elderflower Farm SOLD OUT

–  Tour & Taste @ Summer Land Camels

–  Alpaca Picnic in the Vines @ Mountview Alpaca Farm

–  Scenic Rim Picnic Box @ Picnic Real Food Bar

– Kalbar-BQ Long lunch @ Kalbar’s showground’s pavilion SOLD OUT

– Tamborine Mountain Distillery Tours

–  Sunset Tales on the Deck @ Scenic Rim Brewery

–  Sunset Cocktails & Vodka Tasting @ Summer Land Camels

– Jamming with the Lambs @ Towri Sheep Cheeses SOLD OUT

– Paddock Feast @ Hazelwood Estate SOLD OUT

– Chef’s Table Dinner @ The Copperhead Café SOLD OUT

Sunday 26 June

–  Various Events @ Summer Land Camels

– Rathdowney Country Market

–  Tasting Tables @ Beaudesert Visitor Information Centre

–  Tastings @ Rathlogan Olive Grove/The Shed Café

–  Tasting Tables @ Canungra Visitor Information Centre

–  Beaudesert Street Food Festival

–  Alpaca Picnic in the Vines @ Mountview Alpaca Farm

–  Gin & History Tour @ Cauldron Distillery

– Tamborine Mountain Distillery Tours

– Make your own Vegetable Bouquet @ Elderflower Farm (some still available)

– Scenic Rim Picnic Box @ Picnic Real Food Bar

– Longest Lunch @ O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards SOLD OUT

– Pinot & Picnic Lunch @ Binna Burra Lodge SOLD OUT

– Brunch & Beer Banter @ Scenic Rim Brewery

– Meet the Producer BBQ Lunch @ Picnic Real Food Bar

– Tapas at Sunset @ Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm SOLD OUT

– Sunset Tales on the Deck @ Scenic Rim Brewery

Monday 27 June

– Various Events @ Summer Land Camels

– Macadamia Farm Tour & Bush Tucker Talks @ Greenlee Farm

– Alpaca Picnic in the Vines @ Mountview Alpaca Farm

– Tamborine Mountain Distillery Tours

Tuesday 28 June

– Various Events @ Summer Land Camels

– Little Farmer Humpty Day @ Summer Land Camels

– Alpaca Picnic in the Vines @ Mountview Alpaca Farm

– Bush Tucker Cooking @ Scenic Rim Cooking Classes

– Tamborine Mountain Distillery Tours

The event is supported by serious food names, with the rollcall of 11 (fittingly) ambassador chefs the envy of the country – Alison Alexander (Queensland Food Fellow), Ash Martin (Spicers Hidden Vale), Dan Groneberg (Kooroomba Vineyard), Brenda Fawdon (Picnic Real Food Bar), Cameron Matthews, Caroline Jones (Three Girls Skipping), Glen Barratt (Wild Canary), Javier Codina (Moda), Josh Lopez (Monstera Group), Kate Raymont (Scenic Rim Farm Shop Café) and Richard Ousby, (Sixes & Sevens and Cru Bar).

Eat Local Week is set against the natural beauty of the Scenic Rim, a region of more than 4,200 square kilometres of rich volcanic soil surrounded by ancient mountains and home to thousands of farmers and food creators. There’s also a full line-up of delicious entrée events in June to tantalise the tastebuds.