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The annual Atherton Rotary Tastes of the Tablelands Festival is a must-do for any self-respecting foodie in the North Queensland region, and the 2017 Festival will be no different.

Inaugural Gourmet Dining Experience
Saturday 14 October 2017 –  6:00pm – 10:30pm

Venue:   Festival grounds – Hou Wang Chinese Temple, Atherton

This new and exciting event within the Rotary Tastes of the Tablelands festival will celebrate both the amazing array of foods produced locally and the Rotary Club of Atherton’s 70th birthday.  It will take place on the grounds of Hou Wang Chinese Temple under the main Festival marquee the night before the main day.  
Tickets are $70 and available from Love-Lee Cooking, 70 Main Street, Atherton or by calling Kirsty on 0413 010 625


Sunday 15 October 2017 – 8:30am to 4:00pm – Hou Wang Chinese Temple, Atherton

2017 sees some changes to the layout of the main Festival day.   The Entertainment Stage will now be located in the Food Court area, with the large marquee with plenty of seating adjacent to it.

A Cookery Stage will be introduced in the open grassed area around the Gourmet Lane.   This will house cooking demonstrations as well as several competitions.  A new student competition will comprise small teams competing in a Mystery Box format in heats over the day with a final held in the afternoon.   Interspersed will be a ‘Celebrity Cook-Off’ competition, which will see local well-known identities from across the Tablelands compete in a no-holds barred race to be crowned ‘Celebrity Cook’.    Both competitions will be hard fought, fast moving and entertaining.

Rotary Tastes of the Tablelands showcases the diversity of the Tablelands region, with a variety of products, such as:

  • Locally grown and roasted coffee
  • Tropical and boutique wines
  • Ice creams packed with local flavours
  • Cakes and slices
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • And much more!

This is more than just another market – plan to spend a relaxing Sunday enjoying the ambiance and numerous activities provided!

New and Emerging Businesses.

Rotary Tastes of the Tablelands Festival encourages new and emerging businesses to take this opportunity to showcase their products and ‘taste test’ new produce. In past years, we have gained many favourable comments regarding the new opportunities presented to visitors attending the festival.  So come along and be one of the first to ‘taste’!



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