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Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival

Due to the wonderful success of the 2016 festival, we are excited to announce the 2017 dates.

2017 festival features three different events over three days.

Friday night 30th June 2017 – Gala Dinner evening at the Ballina RSL Club  

Friday 30th June & Saturday 1st July 2017 – Northern Rivers Gourmet Bus Tours. 

Sunday 2nd July 2017 – The Main Festival Day at the Ballina Jockey Club

To reflect the diversity, and growth of our festival over the last 7 years we will be announcing a new name for the festival later this year.

Lock these 2017 dates into your calendar and join us for our 8th festival, featuring lots of foodie fun, culinary demonstrations, music and more.

Check out the 2016 festival HERE

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Tickets on Sale May 2017


“All Weather, All Undercover Event”

This year the festival will have 3 events run over 3 days showcasing a fusion of the best produce, products, restaurants and culinary expertise our region has to offer, along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits.

Taste of Ballina Gala Dinner

The festival kicks off on Friday 30th June with ‘Taste of Ballina Gala Dinner’  The night will feature degustation style food, teamed with stunning wines and craft beers held at the Ballina RSL Club.


Flavours of Northern Rivers Gourmet Tour

The festivities continue on Friday 30th June  & Saturday 1st July with ‘Flavours of Northern Rivers Gourmet Tour’. The bus tour will include a wonderful mix of venues, showcasing the best the Northern Rivers Region has to offer.  Tour attendees will get to experience, explore, learn and indulge while touring our region.


Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival

The main festival ‘Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival’ on Sunday 2nd July, held at the Ballina Jockey Club  from 11am – 5pm featuring exhibitors, information sessions, demonstrations and quality entertainment.




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