Taste the Limestone Coast | What you need to know

THE 2014 Taste the Limestone Coast Festival this weekend will provide activities, entertainment and fun for local families and visitors alike.

Activities over the weekend include sporting, musical, artistic, family movies, a market, food, wine and more.

For the sporting enthusiasts, there are the Taste four ball ambrose golf competition tomorrow and the MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup race meeting on Sunday. 

The golf day, sponsored by MiniJumbuk and DiGiorgio Family Wines offers a wonderful day of golf, competitions, fun, prizes, meals and wine tasting.

These themes are all continued on Sunday at the races, where the entertainment, food, refreshments and social side of the meeting, along with the excellent racing, make for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

What's on for the kids?

Families will be able to enjoy the "old-time" feel of the "drive in" movies at the showground on Friday night with the Naracoorte North Kindergarten showing the movie "The Croods", in an outdoor setting. 

For those families who are bringing their children with them to the "Taste Festival" day itself, there will be a young children's activity tent, clowns, face painting and free fruit.

Interested in art?

Art enthusiasts will be able to visit the Naracoorte Art Gallery where a new exhibition "A Taste of Local Art" will be opened at 6pm, with entry being a gold coin donation. 

The gallery will also be open over the weekend to allow Taste visitors to view the exhibition.

How about markets?

The Local Farmers and Makers Market will take over the Town Squares on Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm with a wide and tasty range of fresh and locally grown produce and a range of craft goods.

This is a great chance for everyone to buy something from a local producer and perhaps try something a little different. 

What's happening at the festival itself?

The highlight of the festival weekend is the Taste Festival Day on Saturday. 
During the morning, street buskers will set the scene for the day's activities. 
Festival attendees will enjoy practically non-stop music from 11am until after 6.30pm from Rush Hour, Reality Bites, Christy Wallace, Hoody and Fab and Ann Woodard.

The food on offer should tempt all palates! 

Wood fired pizzas, local food platters, gourmet seafood from Robe, strawberries galore, local gourmet sausages, hot meat rolls, steak sandwiches, pita and falafel, twissto potatoes, German sausages, crepes, cakes, biscuits, slices and more will all be able to satisfy even the hungriest attendees.

The Taste Festival would not be complete without the taste of the magnificent wines made in the districts surrounding Naracoorte. 

This year will feature the wines from Di Giorgio Family Wines, Henry's Drive Vignerons, Wangolina Station, Morambro Creek Wines, Koonara Wines, Patrick of Coonawarra and Farmer's Leap Wines. 

The wineries will be supported by the Kincraig Hotel for those who prefer beer and cider to wine.

To satisfy young, old and those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, there will be coffee, milk drinks, soft drinks and water. 

The "Taste the Limestone Coast Festival" would not be possible without the magnificent support of businesses that sponsor the event. 

As well as this, almost 100 other local businesses and organisations have become "Friends of the Festival".

Lions festival chairman Derek Blackwell said everything was in place for a fun and friendly festival and now all that is needed is for the weather to cooperate.

"Attendees are reminded that this is a family friendly festival and that irresponsible drinking and irresponsible and dangerous behaviour will not be tolerated," he said.
"Security staff and police will be on hand and they will be asked to remove anyone demonstrating such behaviour." 

The message of relaxing and enjoying the festival while drinking responsibly, eating sensibly and being sun safe are all being actively promoted at the festival and organisers sincerely hope festival goers will have a safe and enjoyable time at Taste 2014.

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