Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Celebrate the blooming of ginger flower season at this vibrant festival on the Sunshine Coast.

Set against the colours and aromas of the Ginger Factory grounds, the Ginger Flower and Food Festival is a bright and delicious day out. Over three days, chefs, authors and experts across natural health, gardening and design come together to share in everything bright, delicious and enjoyable the coastal city has to offer.

Be inspired by expert cooking demonstrations, sample incredible organic food, learn how to create a thriving herb garden, or relax on a guided rainforest walk or bush tracking session. With special guests including chef Laurent Vancam, gardener Clair Levander and Dame Edna Everage, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Find out more at gingerfactory.com.au

 

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