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by Denise H-C (subscribe)
Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
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Tantalise your tastebuds at this Maleny food weekend treat
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We all know that the Sunshine Coast is renowned for its wonderful local produce, fresh foods and locally made products.

The Real Food Festival celebrates all that is good about the Sunshine Coast's food scene, including its producers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants.

Held in the Maleny Showgrounds over the weekend of 13 and 14 September 2014, entry to the festival is $20 and kids under 16 are free.



With a philosophy of Taste, Learn, Love...fun food interaction is assured.

The festival offers the chance to browse through over 120 stalls, learn from demonstrations and discussions, get hands on with food and enjoy the many activities over the weekend.

The Sunshine Coast is foodie heaven, and this festival showcases the deliciousness of the local foods as well as the creativity of local manufacturers, retailers and restaurants.



A huge variety program is organised which is sure to keep food lovers entertained. See here for times and details of the daily sessions.

The Real Food Festival is spread over six venues, each one focusing on a different area of interest.

The Real Food Kitchen features cooking demonstrations.

The Food for Thought venue has experts speaking about food-related topics, such as diet and health.

The Nourishing Ideas venue is an interactive venue to share discussions about a range of topics related to diet and health.

The Food Craft venue is all about showcasing tips and techniques to turn you into a kitchen whizz.

The Kitchen Garden offers tips and ideas about primary production and growing your own quality foods at home.

The Little Sprouts kids area is about fun food related kids activities.

Featuring baby animals, puzzles, games, face painting and a jumping castle to keep the children happy, this Festival is family foodie fun.

Add in some competitions, street performers, show bags packed to the brim with deals and offers, and a reusable bag to carry all of the goodies you find at the festival.

Join other food lovers in this annual weekend learning all there is to know about food, tantilising your tastebuds and buying up local produce.



The Sunshine Coast hinterland makes a wonderful weekend escape in any season, but Spring time sees it really come alive. For those wanting to treat themselves to a weekend escape, check out the Sunshine Coast hinterland tourism website for different accommodation options.

If you would like to get involved in the festival as an exhibitor advertising your restaurant, cafe or other local venue, or be a volunteer or sponsor, details are available on the festival website.
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Why? Food lovers paradise
When: 13 and 14 September 2014
Where: 13 Maleny-Stanley River Road, Maleny, Queensland
Cost: $20 per adult
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This sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. Thanks for sharing this event.
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