Gascoyne Food Festival is a three-day event celebrating everything from fresh seafood to juicy mangoes. 

Rub shoulders with Perth’s finest chefs as they showcase the Gascoyne’s produce during the highly anticipated Long Table Lunch and other pop-up events.

Local restaurants and cafes get in on the act too, all celebrating what’s best about the region’s food producers and farmers.


Test Event

Food & Wine Event At Carnarvon Civic Centre 21 Robinson St, Carnarvon WA 6701, Australia

Friday 1st January
11:50am - 1:50pm

Cost: FREE




Private event for visiting guest chefs
When: Thursday 8 August

Chefs know best – and this is never truer than when they’re choosing the pick of the crop for their own menus. This exclusive Chef’s Paddock Tour in Carnarvon’s food bowl is a great way for visiting chefs to kick off this year’s Gascoyne Food Festival, and be treated to some serious insider knowledge.


When: Friday 9 August from 12 noon
Where: Bentwaters Plantation, North River Road
Tickets on sale from the Carnarvon Visitor Centre: (08) 9941 1146 or online by entering the date of the event at the following link.

Pull up a chair for one of the highlights of the Gascoyne Food Festival – and make friends into the bargain. The highly anticipated Long Table Lunch begins at noon on August 9 and will be a fantastic introduction for many to the kaleidoscope of ingredients produced in the Gascoyne region. Held on the banks of the mighty Gascoyne River at Bentwaters Plantation, guests can expect a long lunch for the ages set in the heart of this productive sub-tropical horticultural country. With dishes prepared by some of Perth’s top chefs putting Gascoyne ingredients in the spotlight in a tapas-style menu. Those ingredients will have been gathered after the chefs visit local growers and farmers, making this long table lunch one of the most location-specific – and freshest – you’re ever likely to enjoy.

Did you know? The Gascoyne River is known as an ephemeral river, flowing only after the rains fall further inland. Impressive, right? Maybe even consider a scenic flight over the town to check out where all the tastiest produce grows and check out the Gascoyne river from above with Coral Coast Helicopter Services.


When: Saturday 10 August 11, 8 to 11.30am
Where: Civic Centre Courtyard, Robinson Street.
More information available at:

Get amongst it at the regular seasonal growers’ market on Saturday August 11 from 8 to 11.30am. The atmosphere is festive, vibrant and inclusive; growers and producers are more than happy to share tastes of their fruit, veg, jams and sweet treats. Set to the backdrop of live entertainment from local performers, this is a perfect introduction to Carnarvon’s amazing array of produce. If that all leaves you in need of sustenance, pick up a coffee and a Church Burger – then continue doing the rounds and take home a taste of the Gascoyne.

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