Harvest Festival

Take a glimpse behind the farm gate as you explore rural farming communities and their picturesque villages

Join us for a celebration of the Central Coast’s spectacular hinterland over the June long weekend (10-11 June 2023). With a range of unique events and experiences offered across thirty event hubs, you can truly choose your own adventure this Harvest Festival.

girls in field with red bucket
Whether you're a foodie who wants to sample delectable delights or your plan is to keep the kids entertained with farm animal encounters, one thing is for sure, our local community has pulled together to bring you a weekend packed with excitement and adventure.

Map out your day

Explore the events and activities of Harvest Festival while you plan your adventure into the hinterland, this comprehensive map will help you plan your day before you set out on your way. Remember reception in the Hinterland can be as patchy as a Country Women's Association quilt so make sure to take notes and download the program before you join the Harvest Festival Trail. 


Explore the HUBS

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Bush Tucker Walkabout Tours
First Australian got everything they needed from the bush. Head out with your ranger to learn how. Tickets includes a tour and sanctuary entry.
Band playing to a crowd
Glenworth Grazing Food & Wine Festival
Immerse yourself in a world of entertainment and fun that brings family and friends together. With amazing live music to get you dancing and a delicious food experience to get your taste buds tingling. This incredible festival has it all.
child collecting pecans
Pick your Own Pecans
A festival favourite - Pick your own Pecans at Artisan Estate amongst 400 beautiful trees.
Natives in a nursery
Sustainable Natives
Native Production Nursery offering nursery tours and sales to the public. The nursery propagates and grows a diverse range of native plants including many local species supplying retail nurseries, landscapers and bush regeneration.
Lady throwing a fishing line
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Educational visit to Somersby Field Station of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). Learn about research and community programs of agriculture, biosecurity, food safety and fisheries supporting NSW primary industries and communities.
Coachwood Nursery
Come and enjoy a unique organic nursery & farm. Featuring growing succulents, dried flower and organic gardening workshops. Indoor plants, 1000’s of succulents, rare plants, fresh & dried flowers available for purchase. Bookings essential for workshops.
Ento Park Insect Farm
Experience our unique insect farming facility, reptile exhibits, petting zoo , community gardening workshops with bush tucker and more!
public school building
Somersby Public School
Somersby public school is a great location for families to meet for a short time or a long time. The kids can play while the adults regroup. Enjoy a coffee and a sausage sizzle while keeping the kids entertained with a variety of kids activities.
vegetables falling out of a basket
Eat like an Eco-Warrior
Bright Diets are offering a workshop for education people on eating better, more sustainably, with zero waste and plastic free.
Country Women’s Association
Enjoy a stop along your journey and refresh with Devonshire Teas, light snacks, and a variety of hand-crafted gifts at Somersby Hall.
pizza oven
The Springs-Quack Shack
Enjoy our Winter Woodfire Pizza and a drink, while listening to live music in the Quack Shack. Spend a relaxing afternoon in the hinterland at The Springs, Peats Ridge.
Demonstrations of outdoor power equipment
Think Water Central Coast
Product Displays & Demonstrations Outdoor power equipment, pump displays & demonstrations.
Mountain Growers Market
Mountain Growers Market will be offering Fresh local and seasonal produce all weekend. Only supporting local farmers both chemical free and conventional methods of farming.
Royale Orchids Nursery
We offer a selection of flowering and not-yet-flowering orchids with an extensive range of varieties. Supplying all orchid growing media and accessories. Enjoy a peaceful walk through a relaxed nursery farm environment.
Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club
Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club
The restaurant will be running Harvest Festival specials for lunch and dinner. The Club will also be offering Foot Golf. Harvest Festival special offer - free ball hire. Bookings essential.
Mangrove Mountain Community Hall members
Mangrove Mountain Community Hall
Enjoy live music, food and refreshments at the alfresco outdoor dining and alcohol-free bar, bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch with the family underneath the gumtrees while the kids play in the playground.
Pick your Own Sunflowers
Have fun roasting marshmallows around the fire pit, picking your own sunflower bouquet (5 stems), face painting, children’s activities, and sunflower maze.
Kids patting pig
Grace Springs Farm
Want to experience what farm life is really like? Pat the cow, cuddle a chook, collect the eggs & see the pigs being fed.
Westy's Place Field Day
A family fun day out, including macadamia nut picking, jumping castle, face painting, food trucks, supplier presentations plus more.
A Day on the Farm at Eastcoast Beverages
Experience a local, working farm and get a first-hand look at how Eastcoast Juice is produced from tree to bottle. There will be dozens of market and food stalls, as well as local produce suppliers, live music, and various entertainment for kids.
The Giving Farm
Come along to our farm tour and learn about our certified organic farm! Feed and pat our Babydoll sheep, dairy goats, cows, chickens, and other farm animals.
Come Try Archery
Join the Tuggerah Lakes Field Archers as they help you to get hands on with this instructed archery experience.
Iris Lodge Alpacas
From breakfast with the alpacas to meet and greets, get your farm experience at the Iris Lodge Alpacas. Prepurchase are required for the breakfast experience. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on arrival for the meet & greet.
Yarramalong Bush Dance
Bring the family down to Yarramalong School of Arts Hall to enjoy a bush dance and sausage sizzle while listening and dancing to a bush band. Wine, beer and soft drinks can be purchased.
Angel Sussurri
Angel Sussurri offers great food, coffee, service, and atmosphere to share with your friends and family on your Harvest Festival Journey. For those looking to sit back, relax and enjoy the countryside the restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.
Platypus Day
Celebrate the amazing platypus that inhabit our rivers. Learn all about their habitat, what they eat and how to protect them. Walk down to Wyong River for the chance to see a wild platypus.
Wyong Creek Public School
Drive through the scenic Yarramalong road and stop in at the historic Wyong Creek Public School where there will an art exhibition, live entertainment, propagation station- gardening tips & plant sale.
Artisans on Acres
Interested in arts and crafts? Would you like somewhere to take a break with refreshments? Only 1 hour north of Sydney by car with disability access available. Parking and entry is free! Enjoy some relaxing music while you sit and eat a delicious lunch.
Horseshoe Valley Farm
Self-guided trail around a small family farm, exploring the pick-your-own flower fields, feeding the babydoll sheep, & visiting the honey extraction and bottling rooms.
Mollies Farm
Come and experience Mollies Farm. Enjoy animal interactions, farm tours, sunset picnics, and Kids painting workshops. Get up close and personal with friendly goats, alpacas, cows, rabbits, border collies, ducks and chickens.
Horses, Honey and Hope. The Salvation Army Equine and Nurture Programs for schools
A family friendly day at the farm with educational and engaging activities for everyone. Book your tickets for unique experiences with our herd of therapy horses or suit up for a Bee Tour.
Taste of Wyong
On Saturday 10 June 2023, from 11am to 2pm Wyong Town Park will host Taste of Wyong. Inspired by Central Coast’s Hinterland and featuring live entertainment and other family friendly activities.
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Book and plan ahead
Be sure to book ahead so you don’t miss out on any of your favourite hubs. Check out the event program to plan your Harvest festival itinerary and secure your spot.
Drive Safely
Some key roads around event hubs will be affected over the weekend. Please follow speed limits and expect some delays with increased traffic. Car parking is available at each location
ATM and cash points
Some of our event hubs have limited access to cash points or ATM facilities. Plan ahead and bring cash, so you can enjoy the many activities around the region.
Need accommodation?
We have a list of great local accommodation options located near the harvest festival action, which can be found in the event program.
Whatever the weather!
In the event of wet weather, please check our Facebook page or stay tuned to Star FM 104.5 for updates
Stay connected!
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