CANCELLED : Lara Food and Wine Festival 2020
It is with heavy hearts that the organising committee of the Lara Food & Wine Festival have decided to cancel the 2020 festival on Sunday 22 March.
We have based our decision on the growing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We have consulted with our major sponsors and considered the advice of local and national health authorities. We feel, in the interests of public safety, the best option is to unfortunately cancel the event.
We understand that many of our loyal festival goers will be disappointed, but this is the right decision.
It is the support of our festival goes that has grown our festival over the years. Given the size of the event, we book our fabulous vendors, entertainment and infrastructure many months in advance, so unfortunately, it is not possible for us to reschedule.
Together with our fabulous sponsors, whom we thank very much for their support, we do plan to put on a great festival again next year. Please mark your calendars for our 2021 Lara Food & Wine Festival on Sunday March 28, and we look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions, please contact us via our Facebook page or call the Lara Community Centre on 03) 5282 2725.
Celebrity Chef - Frank Camorra
We are excited to announce our celebrity chef for 2020 is Frank Camorra.
Born in Barcelona, raised in Geelong, Frank is Australian food royalty.
The 2020 Lara Food & Wine Festival will be held on Sunday 22 March 2020 at the Pirra Homestead, Windermere Rd Lara.
Come and join us!
Cheese Champion Competition
Are you a cheesemaker? Enter our Cheeseslinks Cheese Champion Competition.
The Cheeselinks Cheese Champion wins $500 cash and a perpetual trophy.
Best in category wins a $100 Cheeselinks gift voucher. Entries are now open! Download an Entry Form here
Download our Cheeselinks Cheese Champion poster here
2020 - WIN A Fabulous Foodie Holiday!
Every year the generous team at All Things Travel Lara donate an amazing travel prize to the festival. In 2020 the team are giving the winner of the prize the opportunity to dream up their own holiday. The winner will receive a travel voucher valued at $3,000! The voucher can be spent on accomodation, airfares, car hire tours and more! Dream big!
Donut Eating Competition
In 2020 we featured a Donut Eating Competition for the kids for the first time. Proudly sponsored by the local Lara Rod's Bakery.
You loved it so much we're doing it again. So get ready to enjoy all that doughy goodness.
Kids aged 8 - 12 can register on the day to compete in one of our many heats throughtout the day. Winners of each heat go into the grand final.
The overall winner receive lots of yummy Rod's Bakery donuts to take home.
Master & Apprentice Cooking Competition
In our Master & Apprentice Cooking Competition leading local chefs team up with VET in School Culinary students from The Gordon. The chefs mentor and work with their student to compete against another Master & Apprentice team. Our celebrity chef, Frank Camorra will help judge the competition.
The Gordon VET in School Culinary students hail from local secondary colleges.