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Thursday 30 May 2024

This month-long festival promises to be both scenic and tasty

The Scenic Rim is one of the most spectacular regions of Queensland and now is the time to visit with the 13th Scenic Rim Eat Local Month kicking off this weekend.

Think mountain views and World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests, along with a focus on the bounty from regions including Tamborine Mountain, Canungra and Beechmont.

The events kick off on Saturday with a look at the secrets of sustainable organic farming at the Forgotten Sound Farm at the base of Tamborine Mountain. 

Forgotten Sound will also feature at The North Stores Eat Local Market, Growers and Makers Day on Main St, Tamborine Mountain, on Sunday.  

Also new to Eat Local Month and the world is The Loborn Tasting Bar, which officially opening its doors on Saturday. Loborn distils the liqueur amaro from Australian and local botanicals.

At Tamborine Mountain Distillery, guests can create their own signature spirits at one of the weekend classes. 

Also on Saturday at nearby at Canungra, My Country Escape has A Taste of Country event with the chance to chat with leading local producers. 

Then, as the first day of Eat Local Month's focus weekend draws to a close, The Paddock Sunset Banquet at Beechmont Estate provides an opportunity to eat and sip while watching the sunset.

The North Stores Eat Local Market, Growers and Makers Day on Sunday will feature local and seasonal produce from the likes of Tamborine Cheese Shop, Embers Wood Fire Dining and French bakery Franquette. 

At O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards, The Longest Lunch will be served overlooking Canungra Creek, while at Beechmont Estate there will be an afternoon of food, music and lawn games with High Tea in the Fields.

Wine lovers should note Witches Falls has a range of events, including their Behind the Barrels sessions, which go backstage to reveal secrets of the world of winemaking.

There’s also Tacos and Tipples over a relaxed Sunday afternoon of live music, wine, beer and cider.

Explore Scenic Rim Eat Local Month events by sub-regions HERE

Across all of June there will be over 120 food events including 40 long lunches, degustations and dinners, 23 workshops and classes and 37 tours and experiences. 

Image: Kathryn Sowter from Witches Falls Winery

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