Tempt the tastebuds

October 12, 2017

Music at the Taste of Goulburn celebration.

The Tastes of the Goulburn, to be held on October 21, will see winemakers, brewers, restaurateurs, producers, distillers, growers, chefs, musicians and entertainers pack Seymour’s heritage-lined Station St to showcase their produce and talents.

Event organiser James Anderson said the new management driving this year’s Tastes of the Goulburn wanted to revamp and revitalise the one-day festival, while making sure to keep its existing format.

‘‘The emphasis is still on showcasing local produce, wineries and craft beers, but the new branding is representative of the direction we want to go in,’’ Mr Anderson said.

‘‘We just want to freshen things up and get a new look, re-engage with the community as far as participation and just make it lively and fun and something that’s different ... not just going through the motions as far as what’s been done before over the years.

‘‘The whole look of the space will change for people. It’s a little bit more decorative, more colourful.’’

Fellow organiser Sam Booth said veteran attendees would find both new and familiar attractions at this year’s Tastes of the Goulburn.

‘‘We’ve got a new section of the festival, it’s called the Goulburn Producers Kitchen, where we’ll be using local produce and teaming up with a local chef to put together dishes based on that,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve also got the Goulburn Options Rock Band, the Seymour Performers Workshop — they’ve performed every year, but they’re such a crowd favourite — a jazz band from Euroa, and a pretty cool DJ (Mike Gurrieri) coming up from Melbourne as a feature act.’’

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