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Taste of region on display in lead up to festival

Taste Bundaberg Festival
A Taste Bundaberg feature has been installed in Buss Park.

If anyone was unaware of the bounty of produce available in the Bundaberg Region, the Taste Bundaberg Festival is spelling it out in Buss Park.

Giant letters spelling the word ‘taste’ have been erected in the prominent CBD park in the lead up to what is one of the region’s biggest annual events.

The 10-day Bundaberg Regional Council event celebrates the wide variety of fresh produce and delicious meals the regions serves up.

This year’s Taste Bundaberg Festival is being held from June 11 to 20 and on the first weekend will kick off with two popular and free events.

The fun starts on Friday evening with the Chilli and Lime Festival at Riverfeast in an event that will get your tastebuds zinging and your toes tapping.

Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said Bundaberg Regional Council had been pleased to support Riverfeast with the event by providing the entertainment.

“The theme of the night is spice and zest so who better to get the crowd dancing than thirteen-piece Afro-Cuban Salsa ensemble Chukale,” Cr Learmonth said.

“Along with a team of dancers the Brisbane-based band will delight eventgoers as they enjoy local fare on the picturesque Burnett River.”

Then on Saturday June 12, the Taste Farmer’s Market is back.

“With dozens of stallholders already registered, the Taste Farmer’s Market promises to be a great representation of the wide variety of produce and food grown and cooked in our region,” Cr Learmonth added.

“We’re known as the nation’s food bowl but this event is your chance to fill your plate and your pantry too!”

“Everything from fresh fruit, vegetables and meat to ready to eat sweets and meals will be available on the day.”

To find out more view the full program here.