The Main Event


This year, the Tastings on Hastings Main event will be held on Saturday 28 October from 12noon until 8pm on the western end of Town Green.

This one-day extravaganza will combine day and night time festivities previously held over two days.

Our more intimate event foot print combined with our festival line-up will provide for an energetic atmosphere that will have the whole family buzzing.

The Main Event will include a line-up of our region’s favourite producers, foodies, breweries, wineries and makers. And on top of that we have an awesome live entertainment line-up and will be welcoming Matt Golinksi back to our shores to showcase one of our region’s favourite produce – oysters!!

Entry to the event will be $5 for people over 18 years of age.

To plan your day at Tastings on Hastings Main Event, download the Exhibitor Map Here


Sip, sup and savour a range of this region’s finest oysters matched with our region’s favourite beer and wine. Local oyster farmers will showcase the stunning oysters from our local region. Master the technique of shucking and appreciating the flavour of these local gems with our local Produce Ambassador, Matt Golinski. 


Brought to you by Burger Rebellion and Moore Beer.

12noon Winner- Hastings Regional Singer/Songwriter Competition 2017
12.50pm Nana Klumpp  & EZ3 Popular youth bands from the Camden Haven
1.50pm Andrew Cousins
2.50pm Sarah Marine
3.50pm Chicken Joe and the Mavericks
4.50pm Harry’s Lookout
5.50pm MARHAZE
6.50pm Bearfoot
6.50pm Soul Fire   This 10 minute high impact fire act will captivate you.



 NameDescriptionWebsite / Facebook Page
Alfredos PaellaAlfredo's PaellaDelicious Paella and Peruvian tapas made with the freshest local ingredients.Like on Facebook
AmberDropHoneyAmber Drop HoneyA small beekeeping business that started by chance and with the intention of helping bees. All our hives were once unwanted colonies that we have rescued and relocated to our farm Johns River backing off to the Middle Brother National Park. Our honey is raw, cold extracted to preserve all its goodness. 5% of all our sales go to Save the Bees Australia.
Amber Drop Honey on Facebook
Atelier 126
Baba-LilaBaba Lila Handmade ChocololatesA True Hand Made Chocolate using Traditional Russian Methods. Each Chocolate is Individually Hand Rolled, Hand Dipped & Hand
Backa_logoBacka Mid North CoastBacka Mid North Coast, purveyors of smallgoods made the traditional Eastern European way. Naturally woodsmoked, air cured and fermented using time and high quality ingredients.
Specialising in mild and hot chorizo, pork & beef salami, white pepper cacciatore, sweet Hungarian salami, the famous “Godfather” and more. Products are gluten free, taste the difference.
Backa on Facebook
bago winery logoBago Vineyards and MazeDrive through a towering eucalypt forest, opening up to rolling countryside and acres of home grown vines. Perched high on the hill, our Winery and Cellar Door overlook the Bago Vineyards and Hedge Maze, making it the ideal spot to sit and take in the scenery. We are a family friendly, and family run venue with plenty of room for the kids to run around, or you can lose them in our large Bago Hedge Maze for hours. The grape varieties Bago has planted have evolved from trial and careful research over the past 25 years. We are constantly trialling new varieties in search of those that are well suited to our climate and conditions. We have an ever growing list of varieties, and it is this commitment to innovation which distinguishes Bago Vineyards from other produces in our area

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Bakarindi Bush FoodsBakarindi Bush Foods was created with passion and commitment by Manda and Ian Gentle to inspire people to respect and love Australian native bush foods. Recipes in the product range were developed by Manda utilising local bush foods to give new and exciting taste sensations that are uniquely Australian. Products range from Award Winning relishes, jam, pickles, chutneys, satay sauce and
Bird and Earth
Established & created in Port Macquarie on the beautiful mid north coast NSW, Australia, Bird and Earth natural skin care range is for both men and women and has been designed around being good for you, as well as kind to our planet. Natural, vegan friendly, cruelty free ingredients & pure organic essential oils, come to you in packaging that can be either recycled or re-purposed leaving as little footprint on this earth as possible.Bird and Earth on Facebook
Brisky Business
Bucket BreweryBucket Brewery is a micro-brewery located in the town of Kempsey on the beautiful Mid North Coast. Locally owned and brewed at our new premises, 2 Prince St, South Kempsey

The Bucket Brewery crew produces high quality local beer that creates something that Kempsey and the Macleay Valley can be proud of.
Bucket Brewery on Facebook
Showcasing Mexican and Spanish fusion dishes: Quesadillas, Fajitas and Spanish tapas.CebuChew on Facebook
Clarence Valley Gourmet Dips
Colour & LightUnique bags, suncatchers, and gemstones
Deborah Broughton Original Art
Deb Broughton Art on Facebook
Dippin Dots IcecreamDippin Dots IcecreamSmall coloured balls of ice cream snap frozen & served in cups.Dippin Dots Icecream on Facebook
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Dr Kombu
Dr Kombu on Facebook
Ewetopia FarmEwetopia FarmFruit & yoghurt cups, sheep fetta & halloumi, yoghurt & labrie, milkshakes – all fresh from the Ewetopia Farm located on the Mid North
Ewetopia Farm on Facebook
flamin pizzas logoFlamin' PizzasFlamin’ Pizzas is a professional local business that provides delicious mouthwatering woodfired pizzas that are cooked to perfection. Our custom made Woodfired Pizza Trailer will not only give you something to look at while you wait but it allows us to cook and serve the pizzas at a high rate. We have multiple pizza and drink options to suit every need. So, if your in need of a feed, make sure you come get some “Flamin’ Good Pizza”!

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berriedFreshly BerriedThe desserts specialists, offering you delectable temptations! Berry jams and sauces, ice creams, berry desserts & tastes, made with their blackberries & rasberries locally grown east of Armidale, nestled on the edge of Baker’s Creek Gorge. Selection of Berry Crumble & Cream, Blackberry Spice Cake (with Mascarpone), Boozy Berries, Crème Chantilly and Gingernut Crumb, Blackberry or Raspberry Waffle Cones (and also Kids Cones, a manageable size for little ones), and Blackberry Coconut Slice.
All home-grown, hand-picked, and home-made!
Gap Hill WinesAt our boutique Gap Hill vineyard we specialise in premium-quality Verdelho because the Stroud “terrior” is perfect for growing Verdelho grapes. We combine our high-quality low-yielding fruit with the skill of our contract winemaker – the renowned Rhys Eather - to craft crisp, fruit-driven, full-flavoured wines. We will have both the 2014 and 2015 vintages at Tastings on
mumsGood Ol Mum'sHomemade Lemon Butter, Passion Fruit Butter, Jams, Marmalades, Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes, Chilli Jam, Sauces, Pickled Beetroot, Pickled Garlic.
All products are all natural, gluten free, made free of preservatives & additives, and made with corn flour, including a range of Diabetics made with Stevia.
Good Ol Mum's on Facebook
Goulburn Thai
Gourmet Taste SensationsGourmet Taste SensationsGourmet Taste Sensations brings flavour to your plate through grinders containing Himalayan salt and gourmet peppers on their own or with a variety of herbs and spices added to the mix. Not only can they be used on the table but also as a rub on your meats, fish and chicken, topped on your vegetables before baking or as part of your favourite recipes.
Make your plate even tastier with the addition of dukkah. You can toss your favourite dukkah through salads, replace your breadcrumbs with dukkah, add to your savoury dishes either sprinkled on top or mixed through the base (or both) or on the table as a topper on your yoghurt or sour cream.
Gourmet Taste Sensations on Facebook
Granny Mels iconGranny Mel'sGranny Mel’s Chilli Sauces are 75% uncertified, home-grown organic. Almost everything is grown in her back yard. It comes from the ground using organic, permaculture farming
Granny Mel's on Facebook
Gut Instinct LogoGut Instinct Gut Instinct kombucha is a delicious, probiotic-rich beverage hand-crafted in Woolgoolga.
Kombucha originated in ancient China & is known as "the immortal elixir of youth".
We pride ourselves on making the best Booch around using organic fair-trade tea & Australian cane sugar.
Probiotics / Kombucha:
* Improve digestion
* Detoxify and cleanse
* Boost immunity
* Alleviate addictions

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gypsy fallsGypsy Falls EspressoCoffees and Hot Chocolates.
handnhoeHand n Hoe OrganicsHand ‘N’ Hoe Organic Macadamias is a small Australian family owned business located in the remote, pristine rainforest off the Comboyne plateau, Mid-North Coast of NSW, providing 100% organic certified Macadamia Nuts & Macadamia based products, including Macadamia Butter.
All of their macadamia nuts are hand harvested on a solar powered farm.
Hand'n'Hoe Organics
HotnTasty4UAussie made Hot Sauces, Jerky, Meat Rubs, Relishes, infused salts, Saucy Spice PacksHot N Tasty 4U on Facebook
Ilias the GreekIlias the Greek on Facebook
kissoKiss of FireUnikissoque Handmade Butterscotch liqueur infused with chilli creating a spicy yet sweet sensation. Great to try as a shot or in a drink, but also wonderful in cooking when you want that extra zing! You could try pouring it over fresh BBQ prawns and oysters, or adding in a bit to your stir-fries, caramelised onions and even salad dressings. Truly one of a kind and so many ways of using it!
Kiss of Fire on Facebook
Long Point VineyardA charming take on the traditional vineyard, Long Point offers wine tastings, local art and delicious products from the Hastings hinterland. Boutique wines, Jolly Nose Tawny, traditionally made Ginger Beer and liqueurs are all on the tastings menu. Enjoy the art, learn about wine and it's local history, savour a cheese platter on the decking or BBQ/picnic in the beautiful vineyard grounds.
Marilba Estate/New England Cider
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New England Cider on Facebook
MJs Street FoodMJ's Street FoodMJ's Street Food is a mobile food trailer specialising in high quality street foods from famous pulled pork rolls to a mouth watering breakfast

MJ's Street Food on Facebook
mojoMojo Beach AustraliaMojo Beach and Dance aims to provide comfortable, stylish beach clothing for ladies and children that is affordable and best of all Australian Made on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of New South Wales.
Resort Wear, Yoga Pants & Beach Wear
Mojo Beach Australia on Facebook
mgs_logoMountain Goat SoapVaried range of moisturising, handmade goats milk soaps for every
Native Drink Co
Parched Earth LogoParched Earth PastaParched Earth has developed a non-traditional (Australian) style of pasta and pasta sauces that incorporate organic flours and fresh, chemical free ingredients found in the garden. The pasta is hand rolled and cut to give a rustic, artisanal creation. Through doing this we have found perfection in our imperfection.
Parched Earth Pasta on Facebook
Ruby Lane Soap and SuchWe pride ourselves with our beautiful hand made cold process olive oil soap, boasting all natural ingredients such as Clays, Botanicals, Activated charcoal and essential oils . Along with our soap we have hand crafted preservative free body products such as Activated Charcoal face masks, Butter Milk Bath Soak, Onintments that heal, and Buttered Bath Bombs for therapeutic Bathing. Locally owned and made in the beautiful Macleay Valley.Ruby Lane Soap and Such on Facebook
Sam & Anitas little laos kitchenSam & Anita's Little Laos KitchenCurry Puff, Chicken Satay & some other Laos foods
Secrets From the DeepSecrets From the DeepSecrets From the Deep specialise in beautifully hand crafted rock sculptures and driftwood garland.
Other products include: Palm Flower Pods, Terrariums, Driftwood Candle Holders, Seashell
Secrets From the Deep on Facebook
Seed Catering
SeeqaSeeqa Ethio-African FoodSeeqa began as a training course for Coffs Coast Community College and soon became a regular food vendor at the Coffs Harbour Growers Market. The variety of traditional Ethiopian curries, stews, and snacks has proved very popular on the mid north coast not only at markets but at various festivals and events.
Sumitas Indian VegetarianSumita GrogerVegetarian Indian food prepared locally including spicy lentil dal, curries and samosas.
Sweet creations by JennSweet Creations By JennSweet Creations By Jenn offers decadent gourmet cupcakes and pastry products. All products are

home made with quality local ingredients, providing you with a TWIST on the traditional cupcake.

Our range also includes gluten free and dairy free options.
Sweet Creations by Jenn on Facebook
Sweet Sour LicoriceThe original long length fruit candy licorice
Thara Thai Restaurant
The Botanic MerchantThe Botanic Merchant on Facebook
The Coastal Brewing CompanyThe Coastal Brewing Company is a family-owned microbrewery based in Forster. Being based in Forster and part of the wonderful Great Lakes/Manning Valley/Mid North Coast, community is playing a big role in the brewery’s strategy and operations. For The Coastal Brewing Company, it’s all about enjoying L.I.F.E – that’s Local, Independent, Fresh, Everytime.

The Coastal Brewing Company products are available on tap at restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs, in cans from local bottleshops, restaurants and bars and for tasting and take-away sales from the brewery at 3 Dalman Street, Forster.
The Coastal Brewing Company on Facebook.
The German Sausage HutThe German Sausage HutThe German Sausage Hut is the right place to visit if you are after a genuine German Sausage Snack. Established in 2002 it quickly turned into a well known meeting point for sausage lovers at all major markets and Events in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Bratwurst is the “Bestseller” or Frankfurter, Debreciner and Cheese-Kransky straight from the grill in a fresh roll and German mustard is the Go. Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) can be added. It is cooked after a German recipe and is served hot as it should

The German Sausage Hut on Facebook
breingThe Little Brewing CompanyThe Little Brewing Company is a craft brewery that produces premium beer in small batches where quality, not quantity, is their main concern. The Wicked Elf line carries a pale ale, pilsner, witbier and porter, while the Mad Abbot brings you the Dubbel and Trippel, all worth tasting! The local team produces beer with flavour and aroma. It’s that
the marrakech expressThe Marrakech ExpressSpicy & Smoky Aromatic Moroccan Street Food. Tagines. Moroccan Tapas. Charcoal Spit Roasted Mechoui. Kebabs. Meloui/Msemmen, Couscous, Patisserie. Mint Tea &
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Timbertown WineryTimbertown WineryHoused in a spacious structure in the centre of Timbertown this specialist winery combines contemporary wines and retailing with an appealing rustic style that draws visitors for the atmosphere, the wines, and regional products.
Unique Crystal CreationsUnique Crystal CreationsUnique crystals, sun catchers, foot beads.Unique Crystal Creations on Facebook
vickers_fudge_logo_bVickers Fudge Confectionary100% Australian made quality fudge, confectionary and gift
Wilkie Design
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Yuu Sushi Train LogoYuu Sushi TrainAt Yuu Sushi our sushi chefs believe that the customer eats not just with their mouth, but with their eyes. Preparing sushi is like creating a Zen garden. We take pride in our sushi, sashimi and cleanliness to the highest standard every day and bring this to your plates. Many Thanks From all the Yuu Sushi

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Yvette's Raw Kitchen LogoYvette's Raw KitchenYvette's Raw Kitchen is a unique raw cake manufacturer from Wingham NSW. Over looking the Manning river we create over 40 different styles of raw cakes slices and tarts distributing them to 16 different stockists between Port Macquarie and Sydney. In just 18 months we have taken the raw cake market by storm, creating 3 permanent jobs for local ladies in a town of just 5000 people. Our cakes are gluten free, wheat free, refined sugar free, dairy free, egg free, no artificial colour or flavours, no preservatives, GMO's or Soy. We simply make amongst the most flavoursome raw cakes in Australia!