The Lions “Taste” Committee are delighted to advise the community that all of the partner events for the “Taste the Limestone Coast Festival” will be a part of the 2018 Taste Festival event from the 8th – 11th February 2018.

The event will commence on the Thursday with a wonderful Quiz and travel event hosted by HelloWorld Travel, Naracoorte. This event was a sellout this year and will be highly popular once again! On Friday, the Naracoorte Golf Club will hold their Ambrose Golf tournament, which has become an established and popular part of their annual programme. That evening, the Naracoorte North Kindergarten will host their Open Air Movie night at the showgrounds. This family event has grown in popularity and is a great way for families to become involved in the Festival.

On Saturday, the main streets will come alive once again with the Naracoorte Lucindale Business and Tourism Association’s “Sidewalk Sale”, giving locals and visitors a chance to grab a few bargains before the Food, Wine and Music Festival commences in the main Town Squares. Indications are that most of our favourite wineries and food providers will be back again, with a few new “tastes” to be on offer as well! The committee is lining up a range of great entertainment for the event and is hoping to also present a surprise local cover group act. Details of the programme will be released progressively as we near the festival. A fantastic travel “Taste Raffle” is in the early planning stages and it will certainly be a prize worth winning!

Sunday will commence early with a Producers and Makers Market in the town squares, with plenty of goods on offer and even an early breakfast or coffee for the market goers. Then the focus of activities moves out to the racecourse for the fabulous Naracoorte Cup Meeting, the highlight of the local racing calendar. The festival atmosphere continues out at the racecourse with a gret race programme and plenty of Taste providers also in attendance.

However, the Lions “Taste” Committee, believe that there is still more room for the community to become involved by adding further events to the programme. Local Service Clubs, social groups and sporting clubs are asked to consider planning an event to add to the festival and to contact the Lions Club about this opportunity. What about a young person’s “Blue Light” style disco for teenagers on the Friday night; or a multi-cultural lunch, dinner or similar activity; or another linked sporting event? The range of possibilities is practically endless if someone is prepared to take on the challenge!

The “Taste the Limestone Coast Festival” is about celebrating the lifestyle in our region, having fun and bringing in tourists to the region to join us and celebrate with us. Who knows, the “Taste weekend” could turn into a week of festivities for the whole family to enjoy! For further information, please contact the Lions “Taste” committee through our website or through our Facebook page.