Welcome to the 2019 Scenic Rim Eat Local Week.

Prepare to eat the rainbow, meet the growers, walk the fields and take deep, flavour-filled breaths of Scenic Rim goodness because there’s no other event like Eat Local Week.

Starring more than 90 events from Canungra to The Lost World, Beaudesert to Boonah and Tamborine Mountain to Kalbar.  Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is the ultimate backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the region. It’s the opportunity to meet the people behind the produce and the flavours in a celebration that features festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences for foodies of all ages.

It’s also Queensland’s most authentic food festival. And that’s something to celebrate. We can’t wait to see you in the Scenic Rim. #eatlocalscenicrimThe recent launch for Eat Local Week took place at The Overflow Estate 1895, a historic grazing property located about 60 kilometres south of Brisbane. The Overflow Estate 1895 boasts approximately 12 kilometres of waterfront land. It covers a little over 4000 acres and supports 500 head of cattle, a sand mine for the construction industry, a sandstone quarry and of course, the vineyard. Emily Lochran. the face of The Overflow Estate 1895 pictured here with Scenic Rim Food Ambassador, Kate Raymont of The Vintage Pickle.Mini camel burgers with carrot relish and camel fromage blanc dressing.  Baby broccolini with ginger and roasted macadamias, Pumpkin with native dukkah and caramelised pecans, Organic green salad with avocadoSlow roasted spiced pork shoulder and heirloom tomato salad with verjuice and olive oil.The magnificent original homestead at The Overflow Estate 1895 was built by hand in 1899-1900.

“Events such as this are an important part of our state’s tourism economy because they support jobs and attract visitors to the region.”

The Honourable Kate Jones MP, Minister for Tourism Industry Development

“Eat Local Week not only showcases our region as a food-bowl but also as a leading destination, driving tourism, fostering community pride and generating ongoing economic benefits for our primary producers and the wider community.  Last year it drew more than 37,000 visitors to our region, contributing more than $2 million to our local economy.

With a smorgasbord of experiences and events, Eat Local Week offers something for everyone – to explore our spectacular region, visit the farms, eat the food, drink the wine and learn to cook with local ingredients.

Cr Greg Christensen, Scenic Rim Mayor

For a delicious menu of events, please visit eatlocalweek.com.au 

If you would like your Eat Local event captured by Scenic Rim Guide, please send an email to explore@scenicrimguide.com.au

Photography © Scenic Rim Guide