Taste the Limestone Coast to kick off this weekend ahead of mega festival month

South Australia’s Limestone Coast is getting set to welcome an influx of visitors with festivals showcasing the region’s local produce in February and March.

Picture credit: Taste the Limestone Coast Festival

A combined totally of nearly 4,000 visitors are expected to attend Taste the Limestone Cost Festival tomorrow, and the Beachport Crayfish Festival next month.

Supported by the State Government through the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Regional Event Fund, these festivals promise to showcase the very essence of the Limestone Coast’s local produce, ranging from sumptuous seafood to exquisite wines.

“I’m delighted to see both Taste the Limestone Coast Festival and Beachport Crayfish Festival back in 2024, bringing a valuable boost to South Australia’s south-east,” said Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison.

“The State Government is proud to support these events through the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Regional Event Fund, which are set to contribute to tourism expenditure in the Limestone Coast which is currently worth $558 million.

“Regional events such as these are great for local communities. Not only do they showcase the very best that Naracoorte and Beachport have to offer, but they give eventgoers a reason to stay and see more of the Limestone Coast, which creates flow on benefits to local businesses like accommodation providers, pubs and cafes, to the local service station.”

After a hiatus of three years, the much-loved Taste the Limestone Coast Festival makes its triumphant return to the region this Saturday, taking place in the charming town of Naracoorte.

Patrons can look forward to a culinary adventure as they sample offerings from renowned wineries, breweries, and gourmet food producers hailing from across the Limestone Coast.

With live music and entertainment catering to all ages, the festival offers an irresistible invitation to immerse oneself in the vibrant culture of the region. Adding to the allure, the festival coincides with the Naracoorte Cup, ensuring a weekend filled with excitement and leisure for all attendees.

March heralds the arrival of the Beachport Crayfish Festival, anticipated to draw around 2,500 enthusiasts for its second edition on March 2nd.

Promising a fun-filled day for families, the festival boasts a plethora of activities including live local music, crayfish cooking demonstrations, tug-of-war contests, face painting, mini-golf, and Go-Kart races for the children. With 29 vendors offering a diverse selection of local fare, attendees can indulge their taste buds to their heart’s content.

The star attraction of the Beachport Crayfish Festival is undoubtedly the locally sourced crayfish, which garnered immense popularity during its inaugural run in 2022. Such was the demand that organizers have doubled their crayfish order for this year’s event, ensuring an ample supply to satisfy every craving. Event-goers can anticipate a tantalizing array of crayfish dishes, ranging from traditional BBQ favorites to innovative creations like crayfish paella and refreshing crayfish ceviche.

As the calendar flips to 2024, attendees can eagerly anticipate expanding their culinary horizons with an array of tantalising crayfish offerings. From savoury crayfish paella to succulent BBQ crayfish and zesty crayfish ceviche, there’s something to delight every palate.

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