Explore and celebrate the Coast’s hinterland at Harvest Festival 2023

Celebrate the Central Coast’s spectacular hinterland communities and choose your own adventure at this year’s Harvest Festival over the 10 to 11 June weekend.

19 April 2023

CENTRAL Coast Council Director Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said the popular weekend long event attracts thousands of locals and tourists each year.


“There’s something for everyone with a wide range of unique events and experiences with 32 event hubs to visit at this year’s festival,” Ms Smith said.


“This festival offers the rare chance to take a glimpse behind the farm gates as you explore eight rural farming communities and their picturesque heritage villages right on the Central Coast - including Dooralong, Jilliby, Yarramalong, Wyong Creek, Kulnura, Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge, Somersby and Calga.”


From paddock to plate dining experiences and wine tastings to fruit picking, farm experiences, produce markets, hands-on workshops, live music and entertainment, a range of family friendly activities and much more, the two-day Harvest Festival program truly offers something for every taste and interest.


A number of event hubs provide the opportunity to pre-book experiences in advance, so be sure to check out the event program early, reserve your place to ensure you don’t miss out.


Council is also reminding community members and visitors to drive carefully when heading to Harvest Festival event destinations over the long weekend, with increased traffic and some delays expected.

Council Administrator Rik Hart said the hinterland is a hidden jewel of the coast which shines during the festival bringing many benefits to the region.


“Over 30,000 locals and visitors from the Coast and beyond attended the 2022 event, injecting more than $3 million into the local economy, building local pride and celebrating the diversity and sustainability of the Coast,” Mr Hart said.


“I encourage residents to support our region’s rural communities by exploring the hinterland and its offerings over the Harvest Festival weekend.”


View the full event program and booking details at


Keep up to date with Harvest Festival news on Facebook @harvestfestivalcc


Watch the Harvest Festival event video.

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