Winter Bites a winner for Adelong

Marg Wood, Sarah Harding, Elisha Page and Sophie and Peter Greivas at Winter Bites at Adelong Showground on Saturday.

Quality music, food and drink, beautiful weather and an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1000 people made Adelong’s edition of the Winter Bites festival at the Showground a smash hit on Saturday.

The inaugural Meat Up event and musical performances by Kasey Chambers, Charlie Collins, Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys, Montgomery Church and Andy Gollage went down a treat.

“We were so lucky with the weather,” Festival Coordinator Belinda King said.

“There was a really good vibe. We had over 1000 there even though people pulled out due to Covid. We were really happy with how the inaugural Meat Up went; we had teams from Sydney, Mudgee and Wagga.”

Ms King said there had been a rush on tickets at the end of last week.

“This was probably due to the weather forecast,” she said.

“The weather had been so bad so it was a welcome surprise. It was an amazing day: we were very lucky. Getting Kasey Chambers was a real coup; she was well received as were the other acts.

“The stallholders were really happy and the feedback we have had from patrons has been really positive, and we as organisers are happy with how events played out.

“We are to bring this festival to Adelong as it doesn’t have an event like it, unlike other towns, like Tumbarumba with Tumbafest and Batlow with Ciderfest. The Adelong community has gone out and supported it.

The next Winter Bites event is at Batlow on August 27, and Australian rock legends You Am I are headlining.

“Hopefully we’ll get the same weather at Batlow,” Ms King said.

“I’ve put the order in.”

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