One plate for all your senses in Moree


Moree, perhaps best known for its soothing artesian spa, is about to host its third food, wine and arts festival called “Moree On a Plate”. With around 40 food and wine producers from around the NSW New England North West Region, there’ll be plenty of gourmet treats to get stuck into.

You’ll be able to buy and sample regional olives, bush tucker, oils, pastas, beef, lamb, yabbies, sauces, dressings, nuts, coffee, preserves and of course regional wine, just to mention a few ways to take your tastebuds on a culinary ride.

Well known chef Mark Olive (who features on the Lifestyle Channel’s The Outback Café) will show of his cooking skills and there’ll also be demonstrations in the latest techniques in scrapbooking and beading. To please the little ones, you can head to Kids Korner where there’ll be face painting and arts and craft.

But it’s not all about pleasing your tastebuds. Your ears will also be given a treat: throughout the day there’ll be jazz performances by Marty and the Moochers and the Mungindi Choir will wander the grounds belting out their smooth tunes.

And to make sure your eyes aren’t excluded from this rich cultural experience, you can head to the Moree Plains Regional Gallery that features permanent exhibitions, including the work of a number of Indigenous artists.

To kick off the event, the John Filed Band will get the groove going on Friday night at the Max Function centre. Tickets to this and the Mark Olive show will go on sale April 1 via Tourism Moree.


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DETAILS // Moree On A Plate
Moree is 475km southwest of Brisbane and 607km northwest of Sydney. Moree On A Plate is held from Saturday May 10, 2008 at the Moree Secondary College, Albert Street Campus from 10am to 4pm. Gold coin required for entry. For general information, ticket sales or to book accommodation, phone Tourism Moree on (02) 67 573 350. Visit

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