More than just Real Food at this year’s Festival

The Sunshine Coast’s Real Food Festival promises to offer more than just amazing food this year, incorporating a range of family-friendly entertainment into the program of the weekend-long food fiesta.

The Festival, held from 7th to 8th September, will once again host a spectacular array of local food and produce, but will also see local musical acts and performers hit the stage to provide live entertainment for festival go-ers.

Festival Director, Julie Shelton said the Festival was a great location to hold a Sunday session with friend and family, offering plenty of delicious food, local wine and beer, stellar entertainment and an amazing atmosphere.

“There are plenty of things to see and do to suit any age, palate or preference, including activities for kids,” Julie said.

Relax on one of the hay bails at ‘The Stage’ and be entertained by Acoustic Pop singer songwriter Carl Wockner, appearing on Sunday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, or be dazzled by vocal stylings of the BossaNova Cowboy, Harii Bandhu, performing at 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday.

“The Woombye Pub will be set up throughout the Festival and will have Sunshine Coast Brewery ales on tap,” Julie said.

“They will also be running ‘meet the brewer’ sessions each day at 1.30pm, offering amateur home brewers a perfect chance to ask questions,” she said.

“We will also have roving entertainment by a number of artists, including street performer Great Scott who will be amusing guests with his talent in juggling and comedy,” Julie said.

Proudly supported by event partner, IGA Sunshine Coast, the festival will also host more than 120 Sunshine Coast based exhibits ranging from specialty foods to food-related products and services.

There will also be a full schedule of cooking demonstrations and information sessions across its four exciting venues – the Kunara Real Food Kitchen, Jeffers Market Nourishing Ideas, Food for Thought and Eumundi Markets Food Craft.

The Real Food Festival will be held at the Maleny Showgrounds, 13 Stanley River Road, Maleny on 7th -8th September from 9am to 4pm daily and will showcase an abundance of local foods from Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers and restaurants. Entry is $15 for a daily adult pass and children under 16 are free.

For more information on the Real Food Festival, visit the Festival website at

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