2 July & 3 July

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Update: 29 June 2021 4pm

Yes it's On! Friday 2 July 4pm - 9pm and Saturday 3 July 12noon - 9pm

Great news! Brew & Bite will go ahead on Friday 2 July from 4pm-9pm and on Saturday 3 July 12pm - 9pm; however, things will look a little different in light of current COVID restrictions. 

COVID Information

For all COVID festival information, please visit our COVID page

Face Masks

Please note that face masks are compulsory for outdoor events, and must be worn in the Brew & Bite event area, which is now the Winter Playground in Kings Parade (not Machattie Park).

Site Capacity

There is a set per person event capacity for Brew & Bite. Security will be present at the event check-in points and will live monitor attendee numbers for the Winter Playground during Brew & Bite to ensure numbers remain within the capacity limit, at any one time. 

Local Vibe

Many of the food vendors and entertainers we had planned to attend this signature event have had to return to their place of residence.

This means our signature event will have an awesome local feel. 

Festival food will be centred on Church Street, along with local brews, wines (yes, this includes mulled wine!), ciders and gins. 

Bathurst has some fantastic local food businesses - pubs, cafés, restaurants and take-aways - and all will be happy to have your support.

Book ahead and enjoy a great meal at a local venue, and don't forget your Dine vouchers.

Take some time to discover the Illumination Light Walk, then shimmy across and have fun at Brew & Bite. 

a local business happy - don't forget your Dine & Discover Vouchers! 

Local musicians, local street entertainment, local food. So many great reasons to rug up, head outdoors (bring your mask!) and get a kick out of winter. 

Illuminations and Installations

Follow the Illumination Light Walk and you'll see all the light shows. There are 11 light shows to see on the walk, plus the and colouring wall and magical installations throughout Machattie Park. Find all the details on the illuminations and a map on the Illumination Light Walk page.

Food, wine, ales and more

We will still have food and drinks vendors at Brew & Bite, just reduced numbers of them and now all located on Church Street within the Winter Playground event area.  Find your favourite flavours and sip your drinks (from a  reusable sustainable festival cup, of course!). See list below (updated 29 June).  Don't forget you can also support any number of Bathurst food venues around town - book ahead so you don't miss out. 

Festival Food on Church Street
  • Sri Lankan Food Stall 
  • Twisted Chip
  • Dippin Dots
  • Cheesecake Co
  • Paddock to Plate
  • Trang Hue
  • Rod’s Waffle Van
  • All Flossed Out
  • Mr Whippy
  • Epic Wedges
  • Cold Rock
Alcohol vendors
  • Small Acres Cyder
  • Bellbrook Friends
  • Renzaglia Wines
  • Cosmo Brewing
  • Grassparrot Vineyard
  • 1859 Brewing
  • Pioneer Brewing
  • Badlands Brewery (Saturday only)

Follow the Bathurst Regional Council Events Facebook page for up-to-date announcements on Brew & Bite and other key events. 

Entertainment and Music Friday 2 July from 4pm - 9pm.

The perfect after-work wind-down with friends. 


Talking Lamp-posts: from 4.30pm
Cirkus Surreal:4-9pm

Music Friday 2 July 

The Missiles: 5.45- 8.45pm 

Entertainment and Music Saturday 3 July from 12noon - 9pm

Join us for a full day of fun with family-friendly activities throughout the day. We'll have entertainment and of course the Winter Playground show rides!

Rug up and come out to see the ice skating, show rides, colourful after-dark illuminations, live music, market stalls and great food, mulled wine, cyders, gin and craft beers. 

  • Little Big Stage: 12.30 - 5:30pm - “A showcase of world-renowned acts for all ages. Share in the joy of laughter with 20 minute shows revolving throughout the day.” 
  • Talking Lampposts: From 5:30pm - “The Lampposts are sweet, rude, charming, honest and very funny. They look forward to saying something about you, or to you as you pass by them.” 
  • Cirkus Surreal: 4-9pm
  • 12:15-2:30pm: IZZY
  • 3-5:15pm: Lueth Ajak
  • 5:45-8:45pm: Wild Card
Where: Winter Playground in King's Parade.
When: 2 July 4-9pm; 3 July 12-9pm
Cost: Free entry to Winter Playground. Show rides, market stall produce, food, drinks etc all at own cost.