Tastings on Hastings is back for its 15th year! Our region’s premier culinary and cultural festival will once again ignite the senses on the weekend of October 27-29, 2017.

With upgrade works planned for the Port Macquarie foreshore at this time, we’re changing things up with an amazing new event precinct and an enticing range of satellite events. The much loved Tastings Ignites will continue to dazzle this year, as together we ignite our senses with the sights, sounds and smells that are Tastings on Hastings.


Tastings on Hastings is the NSW North Coast’s premier food and wine festival drawing exhibitors and patrons from Greater Port Macquarie and surrounding regions and attracting visitors from regional NSW and Sydney.

This fantastic weekend event showcases our region’s farmers, artisans, food producers, wine growers, brewers, restaurants and cafés and attracts up to 20,000 people.

Born from the Hastings Farmers Markets, Tastings on Hastings’ core objective is to highlight and promote the farming, fresh produce, gourmet products, local artisans, wines, beers, chefs, restaurants and cafés of the local region.

In 2017, we celebrate 15 years of local culinary delight. Over the many years the event has grown to become one of the most recognised and patronised events on the regional calendar.

Tastings on Hastings is proudly owned and produced by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.