Showing off South Burnett's best
LOCAL wine and food producers will get the chance to show off what the region has to offer when they head to Brisbane next month to participate in the inaugural delectables Brisbane Festival.
The festival will showcase the best Queensland has to offer including food, wine and music.
Taste South Burnett owners Shannon and Megan Scott will be one of the local foodies heading to Brisbane and said they are excited to get the chance to show off their delicious treats at the Regional Flavours Festival.
"As a business that tries to promote the best in our region, any opportunity to raise awareness of the South Burnett, especially to such an important tourism market like Brisbane, is too good to pass up," Mr Scott said.
"Hopefully we can encourage visitors from the big smoke to try something different and come up the range for a short break, rather than just going to the Sunshine or Gold Coast."
Mr Scott said they would be using the exposure to promote their series of Booie Range Liqueurs, with the local favourite, Peanut Paso Doble, sure to be a hit.
"We will also be showcasing our delicious fudge, with six of our most popular flavours, which is sure to get the Brisbanites hooked," he said.
"We just want to share our passion and enthusiasm about this fantastic region that we call home."
Mr Scott said every visitor to the South Burnett doesn't just help out the traditional tourism industry, but can also stimulate many businesses in the local economy, from petrol stations, restaurants and pubs, to charities, community clubs, retailers, tradies and cleaners.
And as for sharing their fudge making secrets?
"Megan and I would like to, but I think that we might be too busy convincing people that the South Burnett is their next holiday destination, so we might not be able to get away from the stand," Mr Scott said.
Clovelly Estate - Wine olives; Crane Wines; Kingaroy Cheese; Kingaroy Kitchen Fine foods- bikkies, chutney; The Peanut Van and Tipperary Estate- wines will also represent the South Burnett at the delectables Brisbane Festival.
The festival will run for 14 days from Monday, July 16.