From Friday 16th May to Sunday 25th May, 2014 you could be part of the 2014 Beechworth High Country Harvest celebration. If you like tasting food, and trying different wines and beers, then this festival will whet your appetite.
In 2013 the Harvest Celebration was held in Beechworth. Over 1500 people attended this event. There was a huge marquee which had food, wine and beer available from over 40 different outlets across the High Country region. It was a true harvest style celebration featuring live music, food and wine tasting and culinary theatre performances.
People walked in and around the marquee and stalls all day, sampling wine, and produce from the season's harvest. For the children there were games of apple bobbing, egg and spoon races, three legged races and dress the scarecrow competitions. There was also an animal farm, the Beechworth Honey colouring competition and Beechworth Bakery shortbread decorating activities.
Feedback from people who attended was great and everyone had a really enjoyable day.
This year, 2014, the High Country Harvest is jam packed with fun things to do. The program starts on Friday 16th May and goes until Sunday 25th May.
Some of the events include: The Full Moon Feast at Yackandandah. This is an evening of music, feasting and fun in the forest. There will be local food cooked over an open fire, Argentinian style. You can camp in your own tent, caravan or hammock.
Some of the other opportunities to taste the local foods and wines, cheeses and beers can be found at The Benalla Art Gallery, George Kerford Hotel, Mayday Hills, Delatite Wines' Vineyard and Winery, and Beechworth Bakery. This is an action packed week with lots of fun things on offer. There is horseback riding, and bicycling as part of some of the events.
Cannoli, High Tea, Olives, Cider and Honey are some of the food you will be able to taste, eat, and drink during the High Country Harvest Festival. One event that I would really like to attend is the "Craft Chocolate Bean to Bar to Plate" event. It starts at Bright Chocolate Factory and continues on to Patrizia Simone's Country Cooking School, on Sunday May 25th.