THE Flavours of Echuca-Moama festival is just around the corner.
The annual event, which sold out last year, is in its third year and boasts two specialised events centering around local produce.
The event kicks off on Saturday, May 20 with the local restaurants showcase before the main event on Sunday at Morrison’s Winery.
Organiser Trent Eacott said Sunday’s Grazing Festival is a great day to come along and speak to local producers.
‘‘There will be local wine growers and food businesses which will feature their local produce,’’ he said.
‘‘It really is about celebrating all things in both the Murray and Campaspe Shire and is a different way to showcase our region.
‘‘Whether you come for a few hours or the whole day, it promises to be a fun day out for the whole family while supporting local producers.’’
Mr Eacott said the festival is the only one of its kind in Australia which features all there is to love about Echuca-Moama.
‘‘We offer a unique way to access the festival through the paddlesteamer rides which take festival goers from the Port of Echuca right to the winery,’’ he said.
‘‘We are the only festival in the country which features all the aspects of our surrounding whether that be the river, the paddlesteamers and the local produce.
‘‘We just try to incorporate everything that is great in the twin towns.
‘‘And the icing on the cake is we have fantastic musicians there on the day, including local artists and an up and coming blues music duo called Little Georgia.’’
There will also be camel rides, kids activities and cooking demonstrations.
The local restaurant showcase will feature four restaurants using local produce and wine with a set menu.
‘‘The menu will be based on local food and wine and will range from four to five courses,’’ Mr Eacott said. ‘‘Bookings can be made through the restaurants and include Port 53/Radcliffes, The Mill, Ceres and Junction Moama.’’
For Grazing Festival tickets go to www.flavoursfestival.com or St Anne’s Cellar Door.