We look forward to seeing all the wine lovers and passionate foodies on Sunday 4th August 2019 at Mt Penang Gardens for The Food & Wine Festival. Feel free to ask us a question by clicking the button below.

When is the The Food and Wine Festival 2018?

The Food and Wine Festival is on Sunday 5th August from 11am-5pm.
The event is held on the Central Coast of NSW, only a 2min drive off the M1 Freeway from Sydney or Newcastle.
The venue is the Mt Penang Parklands and Event Centre.

Who can attend this event?

Anyone and everyone! The event will showcase local regions of food and wine in an outdoor style market and festival atmosphere. Visitors can lounge on the chairs and grass and stay for the day under the trees. We will ensure you are entertained by talented and local musicians.
Entry is free for everyone!

Can I volunteer for this event?

Yes, we are always looking for wonderful volunteers who thrive on working with people within an event capacity. Simply send the team an email to ask about available opportunities: hello@thefoodandwinefestival.com.au

Will there be secruity at the event?

Yes – we have partnered with a well known local security company on the Coast to ensure the event remains safe and friendly for our visitors to enjoy the day – SecurityWorx

Live Entertainment

There will be two stage areas for visitors to enjoy. The main stage area located in the amphitheatre and the unplugged zone located in the sculpture gardens.

Pets

Please keep your animal loved ones at home as Mt Penang Parklands is a no pet zone. Guide dogs of course are welcome. Bikes and skateboards are also not permitted.

ID Checks

Any visitor who required an ID check can visit the information booth for a wrist band to confirm over 18 has been checked.

Wine Glasses

Branded wine glasses will be available for purchase for $5.00. This glass is required for tastings and or the purchase of a glass of wine.

Smoking

Cigarettes including electronic or any type of smoking is not permitted at Mt Penang Parklands. There will be a designated smoking area outside the Parklands.

ATMs

There will be an ATM on-site for visitors to use, located near the Parklands toilets.

Will I need to bring cash?

Entry is free, though if would like to go wine tasting, (which we hope you are) – then you will need to purchase the official The Food and Wine Festival 2018 glass for tasting. This is $5.00 and yours to take home as a keepsake.

Where do I get tickets from?

Tickets are not required for the event just come along on Sunday 10th September from 11am-5pm at Mt Penang Parklands. It’s recommended you join the Facebook Event for instant updates.

Will the event be cancelled if it rains?

We are unable to assist with mother nature on this one, though in the situation that the event becomes unsafe due to rain then we will cancel the event and notify visitors on Facebook and our website.
Make sure you check for both days as the situation may change.

Parking

Parking is complimentary for everyone. Access is via Kangoo Road. We strongly recommend this area for parking as the access with the local traffic lights make exit and entry faster for everyone. Turn at the lights located on the corner of the Central Coast Highway and Kangoo Road.

Vendors

The vendors are a wonderful mix of food, beer and wine. They will be situated in Food Alley at the Parklands. Bringing your own food and or beverages is not permitted.

Water Stations

Water Stations will be provided complimentary and bottles of water will also be on sale.

Hours of Operation

The gates will open at 11am and service of food will conclude at 5pm on Sunday August 5th 2018.

Toilets

There are two blocks of toilets available for visitors to use.

Takeaway Sales

Bottles of wine are available for purchase to be taken and enjoyed offsite.

First-Aid

A First Aid Officer will be available at the festival if required. They are located near the main entry.