EVENTS IN THE SOUTHERN FORESTS
Since its inception the Southern Forests Food Council has supported events throughout the region and also participated in events outside the region, with the aim of raising awareness for the genuine fresh local produce, grown by genuine down to earth locals.
The region has four key food events;
Local produce for local people. Provincial and seasonal. Direct from the paddock to your plate. That's what the Manjimup Farmers Market's are about.The market was started by a group of dedicated farmers who not only wanted to showcase the variety and abundance of produce grown in the area, they wanted to showcase to local people what fresh food was really all about.
Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the Manjimup Farmers Market has a wide range of absolutely fresh fruit and vegetables grown right here in the region. Visit the markets and meet the farmers who grow the crops, find out how your food makes it onto your plate. Pick up some delectable jams, oils and desserts as well. Food simply doesn't come any fresher than this.
Unearthed Pemberton is an annual trails based festival in the Southern Forests region that showcases its premiere food and wine producers, culinary professionals, artists, cultural heritage and adventure opportunities.
The trail theme of the festival is aimed at strengthening the image of the region as a destination for authentic agriculture, culinary, art, adventure and ecology based tourism. The festival continues to add new and interesting events, tours and experiences that highlight just how diverse and exciting our region is.
3 - 10 May 2019
Truffle Kerfuffle is a weekend long celebration of the truffle season in the heart of Australia's truffle country, Manjimup, Western Australia.
Manjimup and the Southern Forests produces more truffles than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. The festival offers the opportunity to engage with the regions truffle growers, as well as the wider community of growers in the Southern Forests.
Join truffle hunters to search out prized truffles, visit the gourmet Festival Village for a taste of the region or get your truffle fix at special dining events. Indulge in fireside cooking sessions in the Chef’s Cabin, catch free demonstrations and entertainment on the festival grounds; discover the farmers, producers, winemakers and community that make up the Southern Forests; or simply soak up the laid back atmosphere.
21 - 23 June 2019
MANJIMUP CHERRY HARMONY FESTIVAL
The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival is a unique community event that celebrates the diversity of the horticultural industry in the Manjimup region.
Each year, thousands of visitors come to the heart of cherry country in Western Australia for their chance to meet local producers, taste their products, see cooking demonstrations, join in cherry pip spitting competitions, as well as watch fashion parades, vintage car procession and wood chopping competitions. The pinnacle of the event is the long table dining experience amongst the cherry trees
14-15 December 2019