The four day “Taste the Limestone Coast Festival” is a great example of a country community at work and at play. A wide range of service clubs, community service providers, sporting clubs, businesses and common interest groups will work during the festival by providing well over one hundred volunteer workers to ensure that the seven main activities that comprise the festival can operate smoothly and successfully. All groups will be aiming to provide a series of enjoyable activities which appeal to a wide range of ages, interests and tastes.

The festival itself “belongs” to the Naracoorte Lucindale Business and Tourism Association, but it has been managed for the last seven years by the Naracoorte Lions Club, supported by partner organisations. Lions offered to take on this major role as club members saw it as an opportunity to raise funds for needy causes locally and nationally. To date, the Naracoorte Lions have been able to donate almost $70,000 to support causes such as disaster relief; the Cancer Council; RFDS; CT Scan Appeal; hospital mobility vehicle and many more.

The valued partner groups are the Naracoorte Golf Club, the Naracoorte Racing Club and the Naracoorte North Kindergarten, who have added the golf, horse racing and outdoor family movies to the festival in a highly successful way for many years. Added to this, the contribution of hello world travel Naracoorte and the farmers and makers have helped to make Taste one of the top “destination” events in the Limestone Coast calendar.

For the 2018 festival day itself, Naracoorte lions will be strongly supported by volunteers from Naracoorte Soroptimists, Naracoorte Apex and the Naracoorte Men’s Shed to assist with the actual running of the food, wine and music festival event on the Saturday afternoon.

Naracoorte Lions Taste Chairperson Ross Gleeson says that “Naracoorte needs the Taste the Limestone Coast Festival to be a success. All of the events showcase what a great place our region is to live in. The festival day itself will showcase our local food, wine and other artisan beverages as well as providing the opportunity for talented local entertainers to play for a large audience.”

The Taste committee invites locals and visitors alike to come along, relax and chill out with friends while being entertained for over seven hours! In fact, those who participate in all of the Taste activities from Thursday evening until the races on Sunday afternoon may need to take Monday off for a rest!