2016 Canberra Harvest Festival

2016 Canberra Harvest Festival
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Date(s) - Saturday, 19 March
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Canberra Environment Centre

The 8th annual Canberra Harvest Festival returns to the Canberra Environment Centre on Saturday 19th March. The Harvest Festival is one of the biggest events on the environmental calendar in the Canberra region!

What’s On?

The Environment Centre will be cooking gourmet, organic food made entirely from local produce while local producers showcase their harvest, and community organisations conduct sustainable living workshops.

There will also be our much loved Locals Bar, organic BBQ and live music throughout the afternoon. And with the Art Not Apart festival happening just down the bikeway, why not come down to the West Basin and make a whole day of it!

Join us in celebrating local and organic produce, and fundraising for our projects which include kitchen gardens at community run childcare centres throughout the ACT.

If you’d like to pre-order a compost bin, straw bale and/or worm farm from the Environment Centre and pick it up at the Harvest Festival, email Steve at sustainability@ecoaction.com.au or 6248 0885.

Our Beautiful Stallholders

Music by the Lake!

Local legends Dr Stovepipe and Moondog J will be serving up some thumping blues and folk throughout the afternoon, supported by the sultry jazz-blues of The Lowlands.

The Ultimate Kids’ Vegie Growing Contest

2016 continues our great tradition of the Kids Fruit and Vegetable Growing Competition! If your child is growing some exciting things over the summer, we encourage you to submit an item to be judged in the competition. There’s some awesome prizes to be won!

Kids veggie comp 2016

Free Workshops!

Keeping Bees at Home – Mitch Pearce (Canberra Urban Honey)

Brewing Kombucha – Jane McIntyre (Nutritionist)

Maintaining your Bike – Cycle Jam

Organic Garden Tour – Canberra Environment Centre

Apply to be a stallholder

If you are a local producer, then we would love to have you at the 8th Canberra Harvest Festival! The timing of the festival works for stallholders who attend Canberra’s Sunday Farmers Markets. Applications close at the end of February.

Download – Stallholder Application Form – Harvest Festival 2016


If you are a local business and would like to support one of Canberra’s largest and most well-known environmental events, you can sponsor the festival through financial or in-kind support.

Download – Harvest Festival Sponsorship Package


Here is what we’ll need a hand with:

Set-up and pack-down
Selling raffle tickets
Registration table
Kitchen/Food Prep/Juice-Making
Wine bar volunteers (must have RSA)
Photography (need own camera)
Running the Kids Space/set-up &pack-down

Shifts are typically three hours long with some less and others more. It’s all very fun and for your time you will receive a free lunch on the day and free pizza if you can attend the volunteers information session on Friday the 18th March (more information coming on this soon)

Please email info@ecoaction.com.au if you’re interested in volunteering and if there is a position you would like to be assigned to.