Taste Coleambally- Food and Farm Festival

Friday 25 October 2024 to Sunday 27 October 2024 (BIENNIAL event)


The Taste Coleambally Food and Farm Festival is a popular event in rural NSW. It was born from a dedicated group of local farmers and community members wanting to showcase to consumers the high…

The Taste Coleambally Food and Farm Festival is a popular event in rural NSW. It was born from a dedicated group of local farmers and community members wanting to showcase to consumers the high quality, sustainable food produced in the region and has seen visitor numbers growing each year.

Taste Coleambally opens with a cocktail party in the community hall among this year's art competition displays with the winners awarded.

In Saturday's farm tours, guests are given an "on farm' experience of many different food and fibre locations. Next is the farm colour run, entrants participate in a five-kilometre trek through the pine forest, taking on-farm obstacles while dashing through colour stations. Saturday night guests sit down to a five-course degustation style meal showcasing local produce and paired with beverages made in the Riverina.

Sunday our main street is filled with heritage displays, a biodiversity centre, farmyard animals, producers, guest foodies, salami and smoked meats competitions, market stalls, dance groups and musicians.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation

Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Employ people with disability

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)

Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)

Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)

Have equipment to respond to anaphylactic shock such as epi–pens and defibrillator

Have rooms which are interconnecting

Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar

Have step free access to the conference or function room

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)

Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)

Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)

Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints

Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)

Provide seating in common areas including reception area

Train your staff in disability awareness

Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions

Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth

Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting

Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)

Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)