Katrina Meara (left) and Brigitte Meara selling the produce at the Felton Food Festival, Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Katrina Meara (left) and Brigitte Meara selling the produce at the Felton Food Festival, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Kevin Farmer

FELTON FOOD FESTIVAL: All you need to know

THE highly anticipated Felton Food Festival is almost here with a huge line-up of events and tantalising taste delights to wow the thousands of people expected.

And to cap off what looks to be a huge schedule of events, the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast fine weather for the annual event at Felton.

Partly cloudy skies are tipped for most of the day with temperatures ranging from 17 to 30 degrees and a 10% chance of rain.

It means great conditions for the thousands of people expected to experience the regional flavour delights and events south of Toowoomba.

Five venues will be running at the Bryces Rd site, each offering different events throughout the day.

Here's a breakdown of the jam-packed foodie program:

USQ main marquee

  • 9am: Gates open, official welcome
  • 9.30am - 10.30am: The Art of Salads with Caroline Jones and Andrew Simpson
  • 10.30am - 10.50am: A taste of the Valley book signing
  • 11am: Cooking demo with Alastair McLeod
  • Noon - 12.30pm: A Taste of the Valley book signing
  • 12.30m - 1.30pm: Cooking demo with Caroline Jones
  • 2pm: The Felton Face Off celebrity challenge with Costa Georgiadis v Alastair McLeod
  • 3.30pm: Closing ceremony

Felton Produce Q&A tent

  • 10am - 10.50am: Climate session with Dave McRae from USQ
  • 11am - 11.50am: Horticulture session with local farmers Alan Richards and Jason Huggins, MC by Costa Georgiadis
  • Noon - 12.50pm: Bread - From Paddock to Plate with Pernille Berg Larsen and Hugh Reardon-Smith
  • 1pm-1.5pm: Precision agriculture session with Dr Alison McCarthy from USQ and local farmer Andrew Green
  • 2pm - 2.50pm: The Science of Beef and Lamb production with local farmer Andrew O'Neil and Tracy Longhurst
  • 3pm - 3.50pm: Health and Functional Foods with Dr Lindsay Brown from USQ

TUFF Bullbars music tent

  • 9am - 9.30am: Rubatuba
  • 9.30am - 10am: Dana Hassall
  • 10.15am-10.45am: Topp Gear
  • 11am - 11.45am: Brendon Walmsley
  • 11.45am - 12.15pm: Dana Hassall
  • 12.30pm - 1pm: Topp Gear
  • 1.15pm - 1.45pm: Brendon Walmsley
  • 2pm - 2.30pm: Dana Hassall
  • 2.45pm - 3.15pm: Topp Gear
  • 3.30pm - 4pm: Brendon Walmsley

Rabobank Kids Tent

  • ALL DAY: Chickens, face painting, pot planting and more
  • ALL DAY: Felton Farm Fossick by Rabobank
  • 10am: Photos with Costa Georgiadias
  • 11am: George the Farmer show
  • 1pm: George the Farmer show
  • 2.45pm: Felton Farm Fossick prize draw with George the Farmer and Rabobank
  • 3pm: George the Farmer show

Living Foods:

  • 915am: Slow Food with Noelene McBride
  • 9.30am: Fermenting Foods with Elspeth Haswell-Smith
  • 10.40am: Making Sourdough with Nordic Baking
  • 11.45am: Slow Food with Noelene McBride
  • Noon: Fermenting Foods with Elspeth Haswell-Smith
  • 1.10pm: Making Sourdough with Nordic Baking
  • 2.15pm: Slow Food with Noelene McBride
  • 2.45pm: Making Sourdough with Nordic Baking

Other:

  • 9am - 2pm: Sausage sizzle with local winners of the 2016 Sausage King Competition
  • 1am: Vintage Tractor demo
  • 10.30am: Jerry Coleby-Williams of Gardening Australia talks gardening issues
  • 11.20am: Alison Alexander Q&A session in the preserves tent
  • 1pm: Jerry Coleby-Williams of Gardening Australia talks gardening issues
  • 1.30pm: 2017 National Sausage King Competition announces Regional Winners
  • 1.45pm: Vintage Tractor demo

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