About Slice of Haven food and wine festival
Slice of Haven food and wine festival is an annual event that was first created to stimulate the local economy in the Camden Haven region of New South Wales, Australia. The festival is designed to showcase the wealth of local food suppliers and products, as well as the people behind these businesses. Supported by the local Chamber of Commerce and run completely by volunteers, the festival has been running since 2008, when event numbers were around 1,500. Now in its 10th year, Slice of Haven Festival now attracts in excess of 15,000 visitors to the region each year – how awesome is that!?
When is Slice of Haven held?
Slice of Haven will be held on Sunday 27 May 2018, from 10am to 4pm.
Where is the festival?
Slice of Haven food and wine festival is held in the town of Laurieton, NSW. Stallholders set up their food and drink stalls on the riverfront near the Laurieton United Services club, which is located on the Corner of Seymour and McLennan Streets. Laurieton is a lovely little town located on the Camden Haven River, and is about 30 minutes’ drive from Port Macquarie. Check out the map below for more details on how to get there.
10am Official opening of the festival
10.15am Festivities are underway
Live entertainment, food tastings, competitions, stage program and more!
4pm Event close
Local ‘celebrity chefs’ will battle it out in the Sandwich Showdown – competitors will include Leslie Williams MP, Dr David Gillespie MP, Port Macquarie Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson, Sue East from Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, Rachel O’Neill, and Rach from Hit Mid North Coast. Read more about the Sandwich Showdown here
There will also be music by Ghost Road, Emma Dykes, Black Magic, Pam Hata, RoXferry and performances by Movement Studios.
The best way to get to Slice of Haven Festival is to car pool, catch public transport or get dropped off. With over 16,000 people expected to attend, car parking will probably be quite tricky. So why not do the organisers (and the environment) a favour and minimise the amount of cars at the event. If you’re having a couple of drinks on the day, be safe and organise a designated driver.
What to bring to Slice of Haven
Don’t forget to bring along your picnic blanket, hat, sunscreen and water bottle. Bring cash with you so you can try all of the amazing food, small change where possible. Don’t be that person who hands over a $100 note for a $4 purchase. If the skies are grey on the day, don’t let that dampen your spirits, head along anyway and bring your trendiest poncho, gumboots and umbrella! It will still be a fantastic day out and our local foodies will be counting on your support on the day!
Tickets are not required, however all attendees are asked to make a gold coin donation on arrival. Donations are given to the volunteer groups who help to run the event. Don’t forget to take change with you!
Can I bring my dog / cat / alpaca along?
Due to food safety legislation and also the sheer bulk of event-goers, remember to leave your furry friends at home. This will make for a safer, more enjoyable experience for all, including for the pets.
Share the love
Remember, Slice of Haven Festival is all about supporting local business. If you try something delicious on the day or just have a great experience overall, shout it from the rooftops! Share photos of your food on social media, check in at the event on Facebook and write a review on the Slice of Haven Facebook page. The more we can spread the word about the amazing food producers, growers and creators in our region, the better!
However you choose to experience Slice of Haven, and whoever you go with, of course you’re sure to have fun. May it be an enjoyable day out in the Camden Haven region!