8623 New England Highway
Hampton, QLD, 4352

(07) 46979066

The annual Hampton Festival is a celebration of local produce, gourmet industries and the Hampton district's creative culture.

Hampton Weekend Workshops

workshops - saturday 18 may

Come and enjoy the fantastic workshops on offer on Saturday 18 May - the day before the Hampton Festival.  Learn new skills or follow your passion at one of these food and art experiences conducted by experts in their field.  There are eight really exciting workshops to choose from. Please book early as places are strictly limited. To book the following workshops please click the button below.

  • Vietnamese cooking class

  • rise and shine -YOGA & BREAKFAST

  • paper rose making

  • how to make a flower crown

  • silk painting


  • Beer, cheese & chocolate masterclass

  • camp oven cooking experience

Every workshop booking includes a COMPLIMENTARY TICKET TO THE HAMPTON Festival on Sunday 19 May.


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silk painting workshops

Saturday 18 May

Workshop 1: 9.00am - 12noon

Workshop 2: 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Venue - 7 Gleeson St, Crows Nest 

Price - $75 per person

Learn the art of silk painting with Lynda Georgeson. A local from Crows Nest, Lynda took up silk painting in 2001 and since then has conducted hundreds of workshops in ten different countries across the world and in three states of Australia.

You will learn her method of silk painting which is neither tie dye or done on frames. It is a simple and fun method suitable for both raw beginners and seasoned artists. You will create a gorgeous silk scarf during the workshop. The quality scarves (150cm x 40cm) are already finished with a fine silk thread scarf edging and placed on a table to paint.

The setting and finishing are done within the workshop, so you go home with your finished work. The vibrant colours ensure a pleasing result whether using a simple colour flow approach or creating a design.

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camp oven cooking workshop            

Saturday 18 May - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Venue - Bunnyconnellen, 286 Swain Rd, Crows Nest

Price - $85 per person

Join us for a ‘Camp Oven Experience’ with Michael Patch, past winner of Australian Camp Festival who shares his experience through demonstrations and at weddings, parties and events such as Big Skies.

This hands-on workshop will enable interaction for all participants. Groups will change-over during the course of day so everyone gets to experience each recipe.

What you will learn:

  • How to season an oven

  • How to regulate temperatures

  • How to prepare foods

  • Cooking and times

  • Cleaning

  • Use of heat beads and coals

Cooking for the day: (3 groups)

       Breads  - dampers, bread rolls, scones

       Meals -  roasts/beef, pork, ham & roast vegetables - stews /curries & rice

       Sweets - boiled plum pudding, apple pie, apple crumble

 Ovens and food ingredients all provided, or if you choose, you can bring your own oven.

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beer, cheese & Chocolate masterclass

Saturday 18 May  - 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Venue - Reflections- Lake Cooby, 239 Loveday Rd, Geham

Price - $75 per person

What could be better than cheese, chocolate and beer! This masterclass will surprise and delight with the versatility and stories behind three products that you think you know, but will be surprised at how different they can be. 

You will discover some of the flavours of craft beer, hear about the journey of Awassi sheep cheese and find out all there is to know about producing quality chocolate from Toowoomba’s own artisan chocolate makers.

Beer's ability to pair with cheese and chocolate will surprise you and leave a lasting impression, especially for those who feel they don't like beer. This workshop, complete with lots of tastings, is sure to delight!

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chocolate appreciation & truffle making workshop

Saturday 18 May - 9.00am - 12noon

Venue - Reflections- Lake Cooby, 239 Loveday Rd, Geham (17 mins southwest of Hampton)

Price - $90 per person

Enjoy this hands-on workshop of chocolate excitement! If you love chocolate, then this is for you!

Combine the best elements of a cooking class, a chocolate appreciation class and chocolate tasting and what do you get? 3 hours of decadent fun! Learn about chocolate and create your own ganache and truffles, all in sociable environment with like-minded chocoholics!

You will learn the secrets of quality chocolate , take part in tasting various types of chocolate, make your own chocolate ganache and then two different kinds of truffles. Plus you get to take home approx. 20 truffles, 200g block of Metiisto couverture chocolate and the recipes.

(Please note you are required to have your hair tied back and to wear appropriate shoes – preferably closed in shoes)

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rise and shine - Yoga & breakfast

Saturday 18 May - 7.00am -10.00am

Venue - The Woods Cafe & Bakehouse, Ravensbourne Escape, 3143 Esk-Hampton Road, Ravensbourne

Price - $65 per person

Start your day with a beautiful energising yoga practice followed by a healthy breakfast while enjoying the spectacular views over the Ravensbourne escarpment.  

Meet at Ravensbourne Escape and begin your morning with a short walk to the ‘Palm Grove’ where Tanya from Yumba Yoga will guide you through a one hour energising yoga session tucked by the  natural spring and palms, right on the edge of the Ravensbourne National Park.  Yoga mats provided.

With your chakras in alignment and your muscles awake and ready for the day, take the short walk to The Woods Café for a healthy and sustaining breakfast featuring the region’s best produce and The Barefoot Bakers famous sourdough.

Suitable for all yoga levels, some fitness needed for the short walk (10 mins down, 10-15mins up - there is a hill!).

Bring a wattle bottle and wear comfortable clothing and shoes for yoga and walking.

Includes: Qualified yoga instructor, healthy hearty gourmet breakfast (3 options including gluten free & vegan variations), a ticket to the Hampton Festival and a donation towards the regeneration of the rainforest.


how to make a flower crown workshop

Saturday 18 May  - 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Venue - Belle Bouquets, 212 McLean Road, Pechey

Price - $65 per person

Join us for a lovely afternoon and learn how to make your own floral crown for any party or occasion! Using an assortment of foraged and locally grown flowers you will learn some tips and tricks, including the florist method of wiring and taping the flowers for longevity, to create a stunning floral crown which you can wear to a special occasion or just for a lunch out with your friends.

All materials and flowers will be supplied. Skill Level - Beginner

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Vietnamese cooking Class

Saturday 18 May - 10.00am -1.00pm

Venue - Tweeters Country Getaway, 6065 New England Hwy, Glenaven (20 mins north of Hampton) 

Price - $70 per person 

Enjoy the wonderful flavours of traditional Vietnamese home cooking and learn how to get a true taste of Vietnam in your own home kitchen. Thuy will demonstrate traditional recipes and share her family tips and secrets with you. 

Learn how to make the renowned Vietnamese fried spring roll as well as the fresh spring roll plus tasty dipping sauces to go with them. Then sit back, relax and enjoy what you have been cooking. Thuy will also surprise you with 2 dessert dishes that she will introduce to you on the day.

Peter & Thuy have an amazing vegetable garden with varieties of vegetables that you don’t normally see in home vegetable gardens. Come and share this Vietnamese experience with them.  

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paper rose making workshop

Saturday 18 May  - 10.00am - 11.30am

Venue - Belle Bouquets, 212 McLean Road, Pechey

Price - $70 per person

Learn the art of Paper Flowers - Join us for a lovely morning and learn how to create and construct a rose out of crepe paper, the sort of rose that used to ramble over the fence at your Grandma's place. You will learn how to dye the paper to give the petals that more realistic and old world rose look , and you will learn the art of making rose leaves to add to our stem. All participants will also take home enough supplies to create more roses with the new skills you have learnt. All materials are supplied. Skill Level - Beginner, ages 15yrs+