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CELEBRATE THE HIGH COUNTRY’S FINEST AT THE 2024 FARM TRAIL AND CELEBRITY CHEF LONG LUNCH

Food & Wine

The regular Hampton Festival is taking a pause in 2024.
So to continue to showcase the region’s excellent produce and the wonderful people behind it we invite you to treat yourself to a grassroots Farm Trail followed by an indulgent Long Lunch prepared by one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs.

Visitors Information

Visiting Hampton and the High Country Hamlets region is an exciting and memorable experience.

 

Click here to check out all the region has to offer.

A Taste of the Good Life!

A celebration of local food, art, and culture in the beautiful High Country region

More details on the Farm Trail and Long Lunch to Come!

This festival offers a wide variety of events and entertainment for visitors to enjoy, including local food vendors, wineries, cafes, artisan producers, art exhibitions, live music, and children’s activities.

Held in the idyllic setting of Chapman Park, the festival provides a unique, authentic High Country experience that highlights the natural beauty of the Hampton region in autumn.

Visitors can sample delicious local fare, learn about how their food is produced by visiting the Growers on the Green precinct, explore the vibrant art scene, and enjoy a mix of live music performances.

The Hampton Art Exhibition is a tribute to local artists, featuring an exciting lineup of great talents.

Visitors can also participate in hands-on food and art workshops, tasting and so much more.

The festival is a perfect opportunity for families to spend time together while learning about the local culture and environment. With fun and educational activities for children, the Hampton Festival is a great way for families to bond and make memories.

The festival is usually held in late autumn or early winter, the date is announced well in advance, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this fantastic celebration of local food, art, and culture. Visit our website and follow our socials regularly for more information about the schedule of events, ticket prices, and how to get there as well .

Grab a Copy “Hampton Festival Celebrating 20 Years” Book.

a captivating chronicle that delves into the rich tapestry of one of the most cherished cultural events in the region.

Embark on a visual journey through the festival’s remarkable history, from its humble beginnings to its vibrant present, as this commemorative book paints an immersive portrait of two decades of celebration.

Prepare to be enthralled by the stunning visual experience awaiting you within the pages of this volume. With full-color imagery adorning every page, the festival’s essence comes to life, vividly capturing the energy, excitement, and pure joy experienced by attendees throughout the years. From sweeping landscapes to candid snapshots of unforgettable moments, immerse yourself in the visual feast that awaits.

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A Celebration of all things local…

Some of the highlights of the festival include:

The Hampton Festival is a celebration of food, art, and culture in the beautiful High Country region. The festival takes place over a weekend and offers a wide variety of events and entertainment for visitors to enjoy.

Food Vendors

The festival features a diverse selection of food vendors, wineries, cafes, and artisan producers. You can sample delicious local fare and learn about how your food is produced by visiting the Growers on the Green precinct.

Music and Entertainment

Enjoy a vibrant mix of live music while sampling delicious food and wine. The festival also provides a platform for young artists and musicians to showcase their talents.

Children's Activities

The Hampton Festival also offers a range of fun and educational activities for children to enjoy. These activities are designed to be both entertaining and informative, and are a great way for families to spend time together while learning about the local culture and environment.

Art Exhibition

The Hampton Art Exhibition is a special tribute to local artists and features an exciting lineup of great talents. Visitors can also participate in hands-on food and art workshops, as well as new and exciting initiatives.

Location

The Festival’s Chapman Park location is an idyllic setting to relax under the majestic blue gums and enjoy the Festival’s live music and taste superb, local produce along with food and wine from one of the many featured regional restaurants and wineries.

Dates

The Festival is held on the third Sunday in May. The specific date for the festival is announced well in advance.

See you Soon!

The Hampton Festival will reach a climax with a vibrant showcase of local food, wine, and creative arts at Chapman Park. It’s the perfect place to kick back under the towering blue gums and enjoy live music while sampling delicious local produce, food, and wine from some of the region’s top restaurants and wineries.

 

Our Farming Community

The Hampton Festival is a celebration of all things local and sustainable, and we’re proud to support our farmers and edible gardeners in the High Country region. At our Community Produce Stall and market stalls, you’ll find a delicious selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, preserves, bread, and more.

It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on ingredients for dinner while also supporting your local community. Plus, you’ll have the chance to chat with the growers themselves and learn more about the food you’re buying. Don’t miss out on this delicious and educational experience!

Growers on the Green 2023

The Growers On The Green precinct at the Hampton Festival is a true celebration of local agriculture and sustainable food production. It’s a place where visitors can meet and interact with regional farmers, hear their stories, and learn about the process of growing and harvesting the food we eat.

There will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to taste and sample the delicious produce grown by local farmers, and see product demonstrations to learn more about the different techniques used in farming. You’ll be able to find a wide range of products such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, preserves, bread, and more. It’s a unique and educational experience that will give you a deeper appreciation for the food you eat and the hardworking farmers who produce it. 

Popular Questions

FAQs

Safety policies are put in place to protect the well-being of all festival-goers and staff, and to ensure that the event runs smoothly and successfully. These policies may include guidelines for emergency procedures, crowd control, security, and weather-related contingencies. They can also include specific rules and regulations related to things like smoking, vaping, and the use of alcohol and drugs.

Can I bring my dogs ?

Service dogs are welcome at the Hampton Festival, as they are trained to assist individuals with disabilities in various tasks, such as guiding the blind, providing mobility assistance, and alerting individuals to specific sounds. However, family pets or companion dogs are not allowed in the festival as they are not trained for public access and may pose a distraction to other festival goers or service dogs. It is important to note that service dogs must be clearly identified as such, and the individual must be able to provide documentation of their dog’s certification as a service dog if requested.

What is the festival’s policy on smoking and vaping?

The Hampton Festival is a smoke and vape-free event. Smoking and vaping are not permitted in any area of the festival grounds, including inside tents, buildings, or within a specified distance from entrances and exits. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all festival-goers and to promote a healthy environment for all. Visitors who wish to smoke or vape must do so in designated areas outside of the festival grounds.

What are the rain policies in case of bad weather?

In the event of inclement weather the Hampton Festival will notify all ticket holders of any changes to the program via email, website and social media.

Is there admission Tickets available at the festival

There are limited tickets available at the gate, however we prefer if you pre-purchase online to save time and skip queues.

Is there an ATM there?

Please note there is no ATM on-site at the festival but Eftpos is available.

Our Reviews

The food and drink offerings were top-notch, with a wide variety of local vendors and wineries showcasing their best products. The art and music were also fantastic – there was something for everyone to enjoy. The festival organizers did an excellent job of creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, and the staff were all so friendly and helpful. I especially loved the Growers on the Green precinct, where I was able to meet local farmers and learn more about where my food comes from. I can’t wait to go back next year!

Denise

Noosa

I was really impressed with the Hampton Festival this year! The events and entertainment program was diverse and engaging, with plenty of opportunities to explore the local culture and learn about the area’s history. The food and drink offerings were also excellent, with a wide variety of local vendors and wineries showcasing their best products. I was especially impressed by the quality of the art and music on offer – there were some truly talented artists and musicians on display. The festival grounds were well-organized and easy to navigate, and the staff were all friendly and helpful. All in all, it was a great experience, and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Sharon

Brisbane

I had a great time at the Hampton Festival this year! The food and drink offerings were excellent, with a wide variety of local vendors and wineries showcasing their best products. The art and music were also fantastic – there was something for everyone to enjoy. The festival organizers did an excellent job of creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, and the staff were all so friendly and helpful. I especially loved the Growers on the Green precinct, where I was able to meet local farmers and learn more about where my food comes from. Overall, it was a great day out and I would definitely recommend it to others!

Eve

Crows Nest