Nestled in the western foothills of our beautiful Snowy Mountains here in New South Wales Tumbarumba is a perfectly picturesque place to hold an annual family festival. Luckily enough for us, someone started Tumbafest a while back and it’s so popular that they’ve returned with it every year! After a couple of years of trying, we’re proud to say that we’ve finally gotten ourselves onto the bill there!
No, we’re not playing music (you know we don’t do that) but we will be taking the van up with us and our beautiful Tumut-made beer will be singing its way out of our taps and into your glasses! That is if you’re lucky enough to have a ticket to Tumbafest. If you haven’t gotten one yet they’re still on sale at tumbafest.com.au. Children under 12 go for free, and you can buy tickets for the full weekend or just a single day. What’s on offer? Well, let us quickly explain to you why we’re so excited about finally being able to bring our beer to the lovely folks attending Tumbafest.
Tumbafest offers a spectacular two days of music, including our very own Velvetsmyle who feature alongside Russell Morris, Jesse Valah and so many more! Sunday is blues themed so expect some rockin’, soulful rhythms coming off the stage. In the afternoon, on both days, they have their duck race down the river too.
The music will be excellent but it’s not only the music that’s on offer here. There are the Tumbafest Markets which host a wide range of local produce and artisanal crafts, including handmade jewellery, specialised clothing and much more!
There’s also the wine courtyard showcasing the excellent wines from the Tumbarumba region; they tout themselves as being “home to Australia’s best sparkling wine”. We’re not wine aficionados but that sounds like something that needs to be sampled in order to really be able to believe them ;) There’ll be white and reds from the region available in the Courtyard to and we think the Wine Courtyard is where you’ll be able to find us and the van. Details are being ironed out as we write, or read in your case, so we’ll know soon!
Encompassing all the good things in life the hosts at Tumbafest also have cooking demos running every day where local and celebrity chefs cook up some excellent meals with the homegrown produce from Tumbarumba. Here you can maybe learn something new and pick up some tips about making the most from our local, seasonal produce.
The theme here from music to wine to cooking is local, local, local! We’re only just down the road from Tumbarumba and we’re proud to add our local Tumut River beer to the offering available for the guests at Tumbafest this year! So if you’re in Tumbafest this February swing by the van and say hello for a cold one and some smile! Hope to see you there!