WA Government backs Taste Great Southern regional food and wine festival for another three years

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Celebrity chef Anna Gare takes part in a cooking demonstration at the 2021 Taste Great Southern festival.
Camera IconCelebrity chef Anna Gare takes part in a cooking demonstration at the 2021 Taste Great Southern festival. Credit: Kellie Balaam/Albany Advertiser

The Great Southern’s biggest fine food and wine festival has secured State Government funding until 2024.

Tourism Minister Roger Cook on Thursday announced Taste Great Southern would be funded for the next three years through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program.

The annual festival is a celebration of the best food and wine the region has to offer over 11 days.

The festival will return this year from May 5-15 with more than 30 events featuring more than 20 of WA’s top culinary talents, including local favourite Amy Hamilton and Anna Gare.

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“Over the past 17 years, Taste Great Southern has grown into one of the State’s top food and wine festivals, and the McGowan Government’s sponsorship until 2024 will see the event flourish even further,” Mr Cook said.

“Food and wine-loving fans will be spoilt for choice as more than 20 chefs and local producers showcase the very best of what the Great Southern region has to offer.”

Taste Great Southern will continue to incorporate the Albany Food and Wine Festival, Southern Sets Music Festival and In the Raw Seafood and Wine.

Over the next three years, the event is expected to draw more than 18,000 people — including more than 3000 from outside the Great Southern — and generate millions of dollars for the local economy.

For details visit Wine and Food Events WA.

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