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Slip Into A Sugar Coma At This Strawberry and Dessert Festival

By Constance Allan
19th Aug 2021

a strawberry tart

Waffles, cupcakes, strawberries and milkshakes? Say no more. This September, we know where we’ll be heading—the Strawberry and Dessert Festival. Why? Well, obviously because health (strawberries = fruit = health, OK) is our passion, and also because yum, duh. 

On Saturday 18 September, The Sandstone Hotel will turn into a fantastical celebration of all things sweet. If it’s anything like the scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that we’re imagining, wear loose-fitted clothing to ensure maximum indulgence and prepare for an abundance of dessert food trucks boasting all your favourite goodies, from waffles to doughnuts. 

If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can compete in the free (that’s right, free) strawberry eating competitions. What better way to support the local farmers who produce 33% of Australia’s strawberries than to gorge on said produce?

Ready to recreate your delectable consumptions of the day and live out your closeted cheffing dreams? Well this festival has you covered with dessert cooking demonstrations. And for the boozy inclined, fear not, there are cocktail making demonstrations too, as well as a heap of strawberry-inspired cocktails created just for the day. Plus, little ones have also been accounted for with a bunch of kid’s rides to keep them utterly entertained.

Finish off your sugary, melt-your-mouth, devilishly delicious afternoon with live music and fireworks. One thing is guaranteed at this Strawberry and Dessert Festival—you’re in for a treat. Find out more and grab your tickets here

The Details  

When: 2pm–8.30pm, , Saturday 18 September  
Where: Sandstone Point Hotel
Find out more here.
Prefer rosé to strawberries? Check out this rosé festival hitting town. 

Image credit: Indy/Getty

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