Eat Local Week events selling out as festival of food in the Scenic Rim edges closer

PEOPLE are being urged to get in quickly for tickets to Scenic Rim Eat Local Week, with several events selling out just days after the program was launched.

FUN DAY OUT: Scenic Rim local Emily Lochran enjoys a glass of red in the paddock. Photo: supplied

FUN DAY OUT: Scenic Rim local Emily Lochran enjoys a glass of red in the paddock. Photo: supplied

Mayor Greg Christensen said there was a range of experiences on offer, including cooking classes, kids activities and overnight stays.

Eat Local Week generated almost $2 million for the regional economy in 2019 before it was postponed last year due to the pandemic.

The 2021 program will run from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, July 4.

It comes after a successful Eats and Beats event at Jimboomba earlier this month, where food trucks served up an array of dinner and dessert options for visitors to Rotary Park.

Several Scenic Rim businesses will be on show during Eat Local Week, including Tommerup's Dairy Farm, Kalfresh and Running Creek Beef.

EXCITEMENT BUILDING: Kay and Dave Tommerup prepare for Scenic Rim East Local Week, which will run from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, July 4. Photo: supplied

EXCITEMENT BUILDING: Kay and Dave Tommerup prepare for Scenic Rim East Local Week, which will run from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, July 4. Photo: supplied

"The event showcases the region as a leading destination, driving tourism, fostering community pride and generating ongoing economic benefits," Cr Christensen said.

"In 2019 Eat Local Week generated nearly $2 million for the regional economy, and we look forward to doing this again this year."

Events will be held at places like Canungra, Beaudesert, Boonah, Tamborine Mountain and Kalbar.

Already The Overflow Estate 1895 Winter Italian Feast has sold out, as has Dinner under the Stars at Laravale.

The Scenic Rim Cooking Class program is at capacity, the two-day tour with the Old Church Bed and Breakfast is sold out and Mt Barney Lodge has added a second sunset tour after the first was fully booked.

Other highlights on the program schedule include farm-gate events, long lunches, wine tastings, cocktail masterclasses and sunset experiences.

An entree to Eat Local Week will be the Decade of Delicious dinner at Beechmont's Rosewood Estate on Saturday, June 19.

To book tickets, visit eatlocalweek.com.au.

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