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What’s on in Mudgee this October long weekend?

It’s almost time for another long weekend in Mudgee, meaning it’s time to get outside and enjoy everything that Mudgee has to offer, including the last few days of the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival.

What can we expect this weekend?

Gulgong Chinese Festival – October 1 -2

Gulgong will be celebrating its rich gold rush heritage at the second annual Gulgong Chinese Festival. There will be all sorts of fun activities and gold rush experiences to enjoy, along with market stalls and a Family Fun Community Fair with camel races and circus demonstrations. More information: gulgong.com.au

Long weekend lunches

Many local wineries, restaurants and cafes will be hosting special long weekend events that are also a part of this year’s Mudgee Wine and Food Festival. On Saturday October 1 you might like to head to SLOWFOX Wines for their long table lunch, and then on Sunday October 2 you can enjoy a long, lazy Parisian inspired lunch at Alby & Esthers. To find out what other restaurants will be holding special festival events over the weekend, visit www.mudgeewine.com.au.

Mudgee Makers Market

The Mudgee Makers Market will be on again for the October long weekend. Make sure you head on down to St Marys Churchyard on Saturday for a combination of some of the best producers of food, wine and art in the region. You can find unique gifts for all ages and budgets and get to know some of our local producers while supporting local industry. More information: mudgeefinefoods.com.au

Hill End Tours

If you head to Hill End any day over the long weekend you’ll get to experience gold rush and prospector tours as well as tours of the Bald Hill Mine. There will also be a special “pop-up” event where visitors can experience Karin M Ramsden’s passion for wool and knitting. Head to Northeys of Hill End Store or visit www.explorehillend.com.au to find out more.

Professionals Mudgee Real Estate hopes that everyone has a wonderful long weekend in our beautiful part of the world and if you have any more events to share, feel free to post them on our I Love Mudgee Facebook page.

Taste the Flavours of Mudgee

This weekend Mudgee will come alive for the annual Flavours of Mudgee Street Festival, taking place on Saturday 24 September.

A part of the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival, Flavours of Mudgee brings locals and visitors alike into the Mudgee CBD to join in on one big party with the region’s best local food, produce and wine alongside some great music and entertainment. 

There will be over 70 delicious stalls offering up a wide range of locally produced food, with everything from Nepalese momos to artisan icecream and Venezuelan cuisine, plus lots, lots more.

Of course there will also be a host of Mudgee’s award winning wine on offer, in a setting that can’t be beat with the clock tower serving as an iconic backdrop.

The Flavours of Mudgee Festival is a unique event and a celebration that’s not to be missed. Just makes sure to bring your appetite along because you’ll probably want to try a little bit of everything while you’re there.

Keep in mind that if you’re driving into town on Saturday that roads will be closed on Market St between Perry and Lewis Streets, and Church St between Short and Mortimer Streets.

The festival will kick off from 4pm in the Mudgee CBD.

For more information, visit www.flavoursofmudgee.com.au. It’s also worth following the event on Facebook to find out more about all of this year’s stallholders.

Flavours of Mudgee this weekend!

Mudgee’s Market Street will come to life this Saturday as part of the Flavours of Mudgee street festival, which is arguably one of Mudgee’s favourite parts of the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival.

Flavours of Mudgee will kick off from 4pm and it will feature 60 local stallholders who will be serving up the best wine, food and produce that the local region has to offer, so it’s a good idea to bring a healthy appetite along.

There will also be local bands, art on display and balloons for children, all to complement the sumptuous food and wine on offer and the surrounds of our great town.

You can expect to see most of Mudgee out at the festival, including a few of the Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team.

For those who plan to travel into town on Saturday, keep in mind that Market Street will be closed between Church Street and Perry Street from 2pm and won’t be reopening until about 9pm.

Flavours of Mudgee is completely free to attend, so there’s no excuse to miss out. To find out more details about the event, call 02 6378 2850.

Will you be heading to Flavours of Mudgee this Saturday?


Rate your favourite ‘Local Plate’ in Mudgee

Locals and visitors to Mudgee are being encouraged to become food critics this month and sample a ‘Local Plate’ or two to be in with the chance to win an all-expenses paid weekend in Mudgee.

There will be a huge variety of Local Plate dishes to choose from, with almost 20 local eateries taking part in the competition. You can start off with breakfast, then head off to a quick lunch, followed by a slow grazing platter or a fine dining experience. All Local Plate dishes will feature at least 80% produce although many dishes have 100% of the ingredients sourced within a 100-mile radius of the Mudgee region.

Once you’ve tried a Local Plate dish, all you have to do to be in the draw for the big prize is fill out a voting form with your verdict of the Local Plate you tried, and place your completed form in the entry box.

The prize includes two nights’ accommodation at Putta Bucca B&B, a meal for two at the Champion Local Plate restaurant, a wine tour, a hamper of local produce, and farm walk tickets.

It’s a great prize and even if you don’t win it’s still definitely worth heading to any of the restaurants taking part in the Local Plate to try their sensational dishes.

Restaurants taking part in the Local Plate competition include the following:

  • Alby & Esther’s – Alby & Esther’s Local Grazing Platter
  • Arbuckles Restaurant & Café – Chachouka Eggs
  • Delumptious– Lamb & Rosemary Pie
  • Fairview ArtSpace – Ploughmans Platter
  • High Valley Wine & Cheese – Gourmet Grazing Plate
  • Lowe Wine – Grazing Platter
  • Market Street Café – The Market Plate
  • Pipeclay Pumphouse at Robert Stein Winery – Pipeclay Pumphouse Charcuterie Platter
  • The Quaff Shop Cafe & Gallery – Honeycomb Pancakes
  • Sajos 
  • The Wineglass Bar & Grill 
  • The Post Steakhouse and Bar at The Winning Post Motor Inn – Slow Braised Lamb Shank in Red Wine jus.
  • Vines Restaurant at Parklands Resort – Hereford prime Paella
  • Moothi Estate winery – Mudgee Munch Lunch

For further details about the Local Plate competition in Mudgee, head to mudgeefinefoods.com.au/local-plate.


Bon appetit!

Will you ‘Go Tasting’ next weekend?

The Mudgee Wine and Food Festival begins in just one week’s time and we know that a lot of locals are looking forward to next Saturday’s (September 13) Go Tasting event at Roth’s Wine Bar.

The Go Tasting event is a festival favourite for many as it gives the public the unique opportunity to sample all of the entries from the 2014 Mudgee Wine Show.

The winners of the Wine Show will be announced next Friday night at a special dinner, but at Go Tasting locals and visitors to Mudgee will be able to decide for themselves who they think the winner should have been.

There will be over 130 wines to sample, so remember to pace yourself! A charity auction of the bronze, silver and gold winning wine bottles will be held on the night to benefit a well deserving cause and there will also be the chance to purchase six packs of your favourite Mudgee wines.

It costs just $40 per person to go to the Go Tasting event, with tickets sold at the door, so don’t miss out if you want a chance to taste some of Mudgee’s best wines.

Will you be heading to this year’s Go Tasting event? What events are you most looking forward to as part of this year’s Mudgee Wine and Food Festival?

Check out www.mudgeewine.com.au/mudgee-wine-food-festival-program-2014 to see the full program of festival events.

The Mudgee Wine and Food Festival 2014

The Mudgee region is famous for its wines, so it’s no surprise that one of our most popular events of the year is the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival.

Most of September is dedicated to the wine and food festival and discovering all the exquisite local wines and produce that Mudgee is celebrated for.

As always, there will be some great events on during the festival including the iconic ‘Go Tasting’ and ‘Go Grazing’ where diners get to experience some of Mudgee’s finest foods, and the ‘Flavours of Mudgee’ street festival with lots of markets, entertainment and fun, just to name a few.

Most local wineries, restaurants, cafes, galleries and other businesses in the Mudgee region get involved in the festival, so there is sure to be plenty of things to see, do and taste next month, making it a great time to visit Mudgee.

If you want to start planning out what to attend during the festival, you can find this year’s festival program at www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au.

This year’s festival will run from Friday 12 September until Monday 6 October.

We would love to hear which part of the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival is everyone’s favourite – so let us know by leaving a comment.

Celebrating Mudgee’s Wine and Food

We already know that Mudgee is home to some of the best wines in the country, so it will be great to have the opportunity to taste and celebrate our local wines when the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival takes place next month.

During the month of September the Mudgee community comes alive to celebrate our local wine and food producers, our amazing restaurants and everything else we love about Mudgee too, and for this reason many consider September to be one of the best times of the year to visit our region.

The Mudgee Wine and Food Festival takes place from September 7 to 24 and there are plenty of fantastic events to head to during this time. One of the festival’s most popular events would have to be ‘Go Grazing’ where visitors get to experience an evening of 20 exquisite local wines matched with a ‘grazing’ of canapés created from regional ingredients. Go Grazing will take place on Saturday September 15 at the Mudgee Showground Pavilion.

Another festival highlight this year will be the new ‘Flavours of Mudgee’, which will brighten up the Mudgee CBD with a night market featuring Mudgee chefs, live music, children’s entertainment and a fun street party atmosphere. This event will take place on Saturday September 22 from 4pm and you can keep up-to-date with who will be at the Flavours of Mudgee by following their Facebook page.  

There will be plenty more events taking place as part of this year’s Mudgee Wine and Food Festival and they’re all sure to great, so if you don’t want to miss out on all of the happenings of this year’s festival then head to www.mudgeewine.com.au for the festival program and all further information.

What event are you most looking forward to attending during this year’s Wine and Food Festival?