Explore Events by Sub-Region

This year we have designed the program to focus on our sub-regions, meaning you can experience more events in one day, weekend or week, in one local area.

Tamborine Mountain, Canungra, Beechmont

Discover ancient rainforests, stunning views and incredible flavour makers

On the first weekend of Eat Local Month (1-2 June) we open with a flavour-focus spotlight on the stunning towns and villages of Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and Beechmont. 

Green islands in the sky, these towns are gateways to ancient World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests, and home to incredible wineries, distilleries, flavour makers, adventures and accommodation experiences. Prepare for stunning views, new tastes and sensational sips.

Stay for the weekend and wake up to the famous whipbirds of the ancient rainforest, take the spectacular Skywalk 30m above the valley, and chase some waterfalls! Plus there’s over a dozen local wineries, distilleries and breweries open every weekend of Eat Local Month.

Coming for the weekend? Here’s a foodie adventure awaiting your discovery.

Boonah, Kalbar,<br />
Harrisville, Roadvale,<br />
Mount Alford

Saturday 1 June

Start the morning at Growing the Forgotten Sound Way where you’ll discover the secrets of sustainable and ‘beyond organic’ farming at Forgotten Sound Farm at the base of Tamborine Mountain.

Then you have so many options!

Head up the mountain to experience modern amaro at The Loborn Tasting Bar or create your signature spirit at Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Australia’s most awarded distillery.

Explore further with a short drive to Frost Farm for A Long and Local Lunch with Mrs Frost – her hospitality is legendary. On the way, drop into My Country Escape in the pretty town of Canungra for A Taste of Country and to meet some of their favourite local producers.

Finish up the day with family and friends at The Paddock Sunset Banquet and watch the sunset over the rolling Hills of Beechmont Estate.

Sunday 2 June

Start your day early at the North Stores Eat Local Market, Growers and Makers Day where you’ll discover Tamborine Mountain’s freshest, local and seasonal produce (ps. the breakfast menu at Picnic Real Food Bar is sensational!).

But wait, there’s more! 

Stay on the mountain and head to Witches Falls Winery for behind the scenes tours and Tacos and Tipples, featuring a relaxed afternoon of live music, wine, beer, cider and mouth-watering tacos prepared by Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Josue Lopez. 

Or head down to Canungra where you have a choice of culinary experiences. There’s the Longest Lunch at O’Reilly’s perfectly positioned by Canungra Creek, or perhaps High Tea in the Fields at Beechmont Estate, an afternoon of culinary delights, live music and lawn games.

On your travels make sure you explore the stunning Canungra region. It’s a wine lovers paradise with cellar doors like Sarabah Estate Vineyard, Albert River Wines and O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard, which is also home to Mountview Alpaca Farm where an Alpaca selfie is mandatory!

View all events in this region across June here.

Explore tours & packages here.

Boonah, Kalbar, Harrisville, Roadvale, Mount Alford

Discover fertile soils, small country towns and innovative farmers

Welcome to the second weekend of Eat Local Month (6-9 June), where you’ll discover a patchwork of paddocks, bordered by ancient volcanoes and some of the most fertile soils in the country, alongside innovative farmers and flavour creators. Peppered across this western side of the Scenic Rim are small country towns that ooze old fashioned charm and are rich in history, culture, art, stories and beautiful heritage-listed buildings. 

This region proudly holds the title of Australia’s carrot-growing capital, with local farmers harvesting 600 million each year!

While you are out and about, don’t forget to stop in at Scenic Rim Brewery for the spectacular views of Mount Alford (and of course, the beer!). Enjoy a chat with Mike the head brewer and then travel up the road to Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard for a few bottles of David’s legendary Chambourcin Rose and Shiraz.

Boonah, Kalbar, Harrisville, Roadvale, Mount Alford

Thursday 6 June

Why not indulge in a four-day long weekend and make your first stop Blume Restaurant for their Guest Chef Series. Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Jack Stuart will be showcasing his love of Scenic Rim produce alongside Jimmy Richardson, Head Chef at Brisbane’s famous Gerard’s Bistro.

Friday 7 June

Friday really kicks into gear with The Overflow Estate 1895 Long Lunch, a five-course culinary journey expertly prepared by Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Olivier Boudon.

Experience a spectacular sunset overlooking Scenic Rim valleys at the Sunset Soiree at The Vue or unleash your inner artist at Canvas and Canapés at Boonah State High School. These events are just up the road from the Scenic Rim Twilight Markets at The Bowl where you can browse local produce and artisan stalls, enjoy live music and even a game of barefoot bowls.

Saturday 8 June

Start the morning with an on-farm experience at the famous Kalfresh Carrot Day (book immediately as this experience sells out quickly!) or head across to Harrisville for the Fermented Food Festival at Summer Land Camels.  Here, you can enjoy a Farm Tour & Taste, camel ride, and if you’re lucky, a camel kiss for Insta!

For lunch, ascend to the top of Mount French for a Long Lunch on the Lawn and the most stunning panoramic views of the Scenic Rim or take a short drive to the pretty town of Kalbar for the Kalbar-BQ Gourmet Country Long Lunch cooked over fire and smoke, or travel a little further for an unforgettable culinary journey at the Homage Roaming Degustation.

Finish the day at The Roadvale Hotel in front of the cozy fire at the Roadvale Degustation, where six courses prepared by Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Dan Groneberg and country hospitality await.

Sunday 9 June

Looking to connect with our local farmers? Don’t miss the Harvest with the Farmer morning at Valley Pride Produce where you get to pick your own produce alongside fifth-generation farmers! Or take the kids to the Heritage Poultry Open Day where you can learn all about poultry farming! 

For a ‘chef-hatted’ dining experience, travel up to Spicers Peak Lodge for their Eat Local Long Lunch and enjoy sweeping views of the Scenic Rim. Alternatively, dine amongst the lavender fields at Kooroomba’s A Locavore’s Delight, where Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Elliot Platz celebrates local flavours and pays homage to our farmers. 

If a picnic is more your style, relax with an afternoon of live music, local beers and wines at Picnic at the Pavilion at The Vue. Or get hands-on at Secrets of the Scenic Rim, where you will gather fresh veggies, bush tucker, and get creative with Caz from Scenic Rim Cooking Classes.

View all events in this region across June here.

Explore tours & packages here.

Beaudesert, Kerry, Rathdowney

Discover the heart of the Scenic Rim

On the fourth weekend of Eat Local Month (21-23 June) we invite you to explore the heart of the region, and the gateway to The Lost World, truly a special part of the world where paddocks meet the ancient rainforest.

This year is extra special as Beaudesert celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary (150 years!) and Tommerup’s Dairy Farm marks 150 years of farming (their produce is featuring at events across the month). Tommerup’s, Cedar Glen and Worendo Cottages are three of the region’s most authentic farm stay experiences and wonderful places to stay for Eat Local Month. 

On your travels make time to drop into local wineries like The Overflow Estate 1895 and Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages for a tasting or two. There’s also fantastic cafés and pubs along the way. It’s proper paddock-to-plate! 

Boonah, Kalbar, Harrisville, Roadvale, Mount Alford

Friday 21 June

Indulge in a leisurely afternoon by Lake Wyaralong with five courses at The Overflow Estate 1895 Long Lunch, curated by Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Olivier Boudon. 

Saturday 22 June

Kickstart your day with the Growing Root Crops Workshop at Oaky Creek Farm, and learn all about ginger, garlic and turmeric.

While you are out and about, don’t forget to visit Rathlogan Olive Grove and The Shed Café. Their olives, tapenade, jams and relishes are so good.

Finish the day by Lake Wyaralong for the Sunset Session at The Overflow, an unforgettable afternoon of great music headlined by country music sensation Laura Frank, local food, the Estate’s signature wine, and breathtaking sunset views.

Sunday 23 June

Nature is the theme for this day!

Embark on an all-day vegetarian campfire cooking adventure at the Campfire Lunch and Nature Immersion in the Forest. Nestled atop the mountains overlooking the Scenic Rim, local guide Tatiana will elevate your campfire cooking skills and introduce you to the Wild Mountains Nature Refuge.

Or let Wilde Foods take you on a Native Foods Tasting Tour of their property, where you will learn about forest transformation and regeneration and sustainable land practices while savouring the flavours of native Australia.

View all events in this region across June here.

Explore tours & packages here.