A vibrant showcase of the quality and diversity of New England’s food, wine and artisan products is being held in Uralla on Saturday March 24, 2018, when samples of those products will be on show – and for sale – at well over 100 exhibitor stalls at the Seasons of New England Expo.
The picturesque and popular cricket oval at Hampden Park will be the venue.
Fast becoming a must-see food, wine and artisan product event, it is a day that has drawn crowds of well over 5,800 and continues to attract strong interest from patrons across NSW, QLD, VIC and the ACT.
It seems extraordinary that an event of this size is held in a town of less than 3000 people but organiser Tara Toomey maintains that this is one of the reasons the event has been so successful.
“The town really turns out to welcome the patrons of the event,” she said.
“The main street buzzes and people feel appreciated – it’s hard to understand how much it means to a small town to be discovered by so many people all in one go.
“But the best part is that the people who discover Uralla by coming to the Seasons of New England Expo, go on to return to the New England and become regular visitors. It’s a real win-win,” she said.
The first event held in March 2014, attracted just over 50 stalls and 3200 people. The event has grown each year to the current 100 stalls and organisers hope that the crowd numbers will be just as strong.
“We have a growing audience of retailers and those working in hospitality and tourism, drawn to the event each year to take some New England product home to their customers and patrons. It’s great to see the New England being exported.
“By having everyone together in one spot it really makes it easy to get a feel for the enormous talent on offer here in the New England.
“There are increasing numbers heading to the Expo in groups from Sydney and the coast to come and see what our regional producers, makers and creators have to offer.”
To see what all the buzz is about head to the Seasons of New England Expo at Hampden Park in Uralla on Saturday March 24, 2018, from 9am to 4pm.