TASTE TEST: Capricorn Food and Wine chefs cooking up a storm in the Celebrity Theatre at the 2014 event.
TASTE TEST: Capricorn Food and Wine chefs cooking up a storm in the Celebrity Theatre at the 2014 event. Contributed

Long list of events on for Capricorn Food and Wine Fest

THE CAPRICORN Food and Wine Festival showcases two great loves of many people: food and wine.

Now in it's sixth year, the event offers gourmet food, wine and local produce, sharing the Capricorn region's hospitality and music scene.

"We are again thrilled to be bringing this event to our local community and region and this year will see a major focus on "local" - local produce, local suppliers, local chefs, local venues, local talent, local attractions - all that makes our community and region great,” Event manager Ashla Doherty said.

The festival will be held largely in the Riverside Precinct, sitting between Denham and William Street, with Quay Street remaining open.

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Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is in its sixth year this year.

There plethora of great tasting delights will range from the very best beers, ciders, wines, spirits and liquers. Olive Catering, Tzar Pizza, Chapter, Thailicious, That Wholefood Place, Archer Cottage Cheese, Dawson Valley Free Range, The Picnickery, Toro's Paella Bar and more are amongst the line up of food vendors set to tempt festival goers this year.

Casually walk down the Cork and Fork Lane with your CWFW glass in hand and enjoy visiting the stalls and take advantage of your entry pass and sit down and listen to the master classes.

Cooking demonstrations will be also be on offer, free for all to attend.

For the those looking for something intimate and sophisticated, there will be plenty of ticketed events to chose from.


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Entry via William Street end play ground

Festival Pass $10 includes:

- Entry to the Festival

- Entry to the CFWF Garden Party

- Access to the Chef's Table

- Entry to Cork and Fork Lane

- Live cooking demonstrations

- Live music

- Complimentary CFWF stemless wine glass

This year the Festival will again be cashless. Bring your debit card or credit card and get ready to 'tap & go'. Please note cards must contain a chip.

The Ladies of the Vine Afternoon Soiree will welcome Emma Hawkins to Rockhampton as the special guest speaker. Emma's entertaining, candid and conversational commentary has made her a trusted voice on all things life, style and motherhood.

Pinot, Pots & Pork, offers an exclusive stand-up performance by the hilariously engaging, Harley Breen. Harley appears on numerous TV shows including 'Hughesy, We Have A Problem', The Project, and he was the former co-host of Sydney's 2Day FM Breakfast show with Em Rusciano.

Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski demonstrating at the Capricorn Food & Wine Festival
Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski demonstrating at a previous Capricorn Food & Wine Festival ROK200913festival2

Another new event, Local Meets Local will see chefs from five different local restaurants come together to present a stunning lineup of canapes for guests at the event on Thursday September. 20.

"This is something we've not done before and to see the collaboration of talent at this level has been fantastic - we cannot wait to present this event to guests,” Ms Doherty said.

The Long Lunch will see local chef Roel Van Camp lead a team to present a sumptuous long-table style event along the banks of the river.

Renowned chefs Matt Golinski and Shane Bailey return and will offer an intimate ticketed event to festival goers with the Chef's Table - an opportunity to get up-close and witness a delicious demonstration by the celebrity chefs, with a tasting plate and glass of wine included in the ticket price

On the entertainment side, the headliners include blues/reggae/rock band Silky Fuzz with the diverse Scott Foden, acoustic indie/contemporary style of Denvah Baker-Moller and the soothing sound of Kyle & Celeste. Singer-songerwriter siblings Angelo and Ryan Conway of The Short Fall will also play, as will soul, roots and reggae troubadors Jesse Morris Band and singer and bass guitarist Aarron Symonds.