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Sample Food Festival

Sample a taste of Northern New South Wales, is the premier food event for Northern NSW. It takes place on the 1st Saturday in September at the Bangalow Showgrounds, in the Byron Bay hinterland.

Since our debut festival in 2011, farmers, producers, chefs and a whole range of creative individuals from all corners of the region, have come together to share their wares, their passion and their knowledge.

Each year foodies from far and wide have the opportunity to “sample” the best food and beverage, Northern New South Wales has to offer.


The region’s top restaurants compete for the coveted “Gold Fork” awards and collaborate on a special luncheon.

Official Sample Food Festival website

Sample Food Festival

Byron Bay Sample Food Festival Accommodation

Byron Bay Accom has a wide range of accommodation in Bangalow, verly close to the Sample Food Festival. Very popular and close to the beach and town are Belongil Beach, Wategos Beach, Byron Bay centre and Suffolk Park. There are some lovely towns very close by with some stylish budget options, including Ballina, Lennox Head and other surrounding areas. To search accommodation options enter your dates in the search box on the top left corner of the page.

Budget Accommodation for Byron Bay Sample Food Festival

Byron Bay Accom has plenty of affordable options in Bangalow so that you can stay close to the festival and enjoy the best food. We have budget hotels, guest houses and B&B inns that provide simple, clean and affordable accommodation. Budget accommodation ranges from $80 per night up to $200.

Mid-Range Accommodation for Byron Bay Sample Food Festival

Families and friends can together rent an individual apartment or a studio to enjoy the modern amenities of a home where you can have your own private space. Mid-range accommodation also includes three star hotels and resorts with added amenities. Contact us to know more and book the best accommodation that suits your need. Mid-range accommodation options are available from $200 onwards.

Luxury Accommodation for Byron Bay Sample Food Festival

Luxury beach houses and private villas are a fine choice for couples and friends who wish to indulge in supreme luxuries. Wake up to expansive ocean views from your private balcony, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, help yourself to a healthy breakfast and head to event grounds to enjoy chilled beer and fine wines. Luxury accommodation options in Byron Bay range from $350 up to $600.