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Launch into Taste with our Top 10 reasons to enjoy the events of 'Taste' on a weekend getaway:


French fancy, Fresh produce and Fine dining

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Taste Riverina Launch event - French Chef Eric Pages from Pages on Pine Restaurant Leeton has ensured your visit to the launch event will be an unforgettable French experience to kick off the festivities on Friday 2 October! Mingle and enjoy a night of tantalising delights, dance and entertainment, showcasing local produce, wines and craft beer made just for the occasion. 

Tickets for "A Night in Paris at the Roxy" are $55 per person, online at www.roxyleeton.com.au

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Follow up on Saturday morning with a fresh coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice at the Pacific Fresh and Leeton Tourism Red Carpet Day, with over 40 specialty stalls of homemade cooking, and something to take on a picnic during the day, in a winery or by the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

The Leeton Red Carpet Day is a free event, all ages and families welcome.

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Discover the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area's vast array of foods, wines, and other producers, with an overnight in Griffith. Why you ask? Because Sunday 27th September is a unique wine and dining experience - Lunch at the Headland. Celebrate the launch of the Riverina Wine Collective in a gorgeous vineyard garden with three-course lunch created by Sugarmill Patisserie, and matching wines included. Share a meal with our winemakers and learn what makes Riverina wines so appealing.

"Lunch at the Headland" tickets are $90 per person, available by calling 6962 3944.

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Twilight Delights

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Start with a Thursday night Eat Local Thursday market where you can 'meet the maker' and enjoy a farmers market style experience with your family and friends. Fill your tote bag to the hilt, bring out the glasses and toast to the 'good life'. Thursday 1st October.

No entry fee, no bookings required.

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Cork & Fork Fest (formerly known as the Wagga Beach Twilight Food Festival) is set on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, where tastebuds will be taken on a culinary journey of local food and produce. Local DJs, acoustic and solo artists will set the ambience and entertain making this the perfect Friday night eat-in or takeaway experience. 6pm - 9pm Friday 2nd October

No bookings necessary, no entry fee.

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Riverina Wine and Food Twilight Market @ The Museum

Here's a gourmet food and innovative winemakers event to entice the finest of wine-lovers! On the hilltop lawns of Griffith's Pioneer Park Museum, try and buy a wide range of gourmet products and locally-produced wine, with the winemakers there to share their expertise with you. Something for now, one for later and one to take home. 4pm - 7.30pm Friday 9th October.

No entry fee, no booking required.

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Family Outings and Festivals

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Venture to Lockhart on Saturday 10th October for a family day out. Enjoy amazing farm art sculptures, trails, fine arts, open gardens, boutique markets, antiques, food, wine and live entertainment - a great day for the whole family to enjoy our country hospitality! 9am - 9pm all day event.
No entry fee, no booking required.

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Paella by the Citrus Sculptures is a must this Taste Riverina Festival! Have you seen how awesome the highway-lined giant sculptures overlook you as you drive along? Casually meander through these enormous citrus shapes, take a few family photos, and on dusk, enjoy Food alley, BBQ and bubbling pans of paella. Live music, treasure hunt, and meet ABC Gardening's Costa Georgiadis! 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Friday 16th October.
No entry fee, no booking required.

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Set aside three, yes, 3-days to celebrate all things Greek, at Athens in the West in West Wyalong and Wyalong towns in the north of the Riverina. Friday night, 23rd October, includes In the West Art Exhibition, Greek food, music and dance - zorba anyone? Greek themed events throughout the weekend.
Bookings recommended, tickets $40 per person.

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Riverina and Wren Markets / Cootamundra Bike Festival brings pedal-pushers to enjoy the landscape, the fresh country air, and great local produce to eat and drink. Loads to see and do at this family event on Saturday 24th October from 10am. Tie in this event with another on the calendar, for a great weekend getaway.
No entry fee, no booking required.




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