Spring celebration at Mayfield Garden for National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival

SHOWTIME: Mayfield Garden will host the second ever National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival. Photo: SUPPLIED
SHOWTIME: Mayfield Garden will host the second ever National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival. Photo: SUPPLIED

After attracting more than 600 visitors last year, Mayfield Garden’s National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival is set to attract an even bigger crowd in 2018.

And after winning a local government grant of $20,000, Mayfield has been able to promote the event 100 kilometres beyond the gardens to help increase tourism in the local region. 

Mayfield is a world class setting for premium cool climate wines and host some of the best in local gourmet food, with attendees to receive a complimentary commemorative wine glass upon entry.

You will be able to browse local vineyards and enjoy vibrant live performances from top local musicians.

Music includes Cheviot Drive featuring Mickey Pye, kicking-off at 11am, as well as members of the Safety of Life at Sea with Kris Schubert on piano and vocals, Lian Wong on bass and special guest Glen Wholohan on Sax.

This will be followed by Bathurst youth rockers Crimson Royale, with the Heydays to finish off the day.

The event is a family-friendly event with free face painting and a giant flower pit.

The Hawkins' Family Garden, which provides an additional 124 acres, will be open for public viewing while the flowers are in spring bloom.

Garden features include Australia's second largest Maze, the Cascade and Temple, the Walled Kitchen Garden and the Hawkins' Family Chapel.

Garden goers can also enjoy free access to rowing across Mayfield Lake and a complimentary bus tour around Mayfield. 

While the music starts at 11am, garden entry is from 9am.

Tickets are limited, which can be booked online at Eventbrite.

Keep up-to-date on the event by following the Facebook event page – National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival – or visiting the website at mayfieldgarden.com.au/whatson. 

Tickets cost $55 for adults, $50 for annual pass holders, $40 for concession, $20 children between seven and 17, free for children between zero and seven and free for dogs. 

Buses are also in operations, transporting attendees from locations around the Central West and the Blue Mountains to Mayfield for the festival. 

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