‘Taste the Tweed one farm at a time’

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A week-long celebration of all thing’s food, beverages and artisans is happening from the 21st-30th October, across the picturesque Tweed, Bundjalung Country. From the coast to the valley, menus will reflect the regions rich food bowl and stunning natural surrounds.

The Tweed Artisan Collective (Destination Tweed) will co-ordinate and promote the program with experienced Event Manager Peita Gardiman at the helm. Peita is well known for creating the Makers and Finders Market and hosting Murwullimbah Art Trail, plus more.

Destination Tweed has been the industry body for agri-tourism, events and marketing for the past 30 years and more recently launched the Tweed Artisan Collective to focus and develop indigenous, nature, food and art pillars.

The former bi-annual artisan weekend first launched in 2019 and has continued to grow with each year’s successes, culminating in a ten-day schedule to be held in October this year.

Off the back of the destination receiving the 2021 Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Award for Outstanding Region, the artisan weekend gained national media as one of Australia’s top food events held over the pandemic. The experienced team worked tirelessly to secure the events future and visitor safety over a challenging period.

This year’s program will fuse producers with chefs to create a unique program that captures the essence and tastes of the Tweed. From the art deco surrounds of Murwullimbah to the quaint Tumbulgum Valley, across the dreamy Duranbah Plateau to the expansive coastline, there will be a selection of events and workshops to suit all.

From the talented chefs to the innovative distillers and rural farmers, the event invites visitors to interact with the makers and shakers that call the Tweed home. Participating venues can create their own theme and work alongside local suppliers to curate a menu that reflects the rich terroir of the region.

Popular signature events from previous years include ‘Meet the Maker’ at Potager Kitchen Garden, ‘Botanical Gin Workshop’ at Husk Distillery and ‘Hotel Tropicana’ by Tropical Fruit World at Fins at Plantation House, plus a whole lot more.

With a focus on native foods and indigenous culture, the Tweed Artisan Week collaborates with the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre for the opening ceremony with selected events that tell the indigenous stories of the region.

Uncover the flavours of the Tweed, nestled in-between the bohemia of Byron Bay and the glamour of the Gold Coast, a naturally beautiful region with a foodie twist.

Stay tuned for program launch at