Dates for 2013 : 12 – 21 April 2013
One of the highlights of the Feast of the Senses is the Ultra-Tropics Gala Dinner. A meal of sumptuous proportions – comprising six courses designed by some of the foremost experts on local produce. The menu is quite something and really too good to miss. Tickets are still available – but not many. Available from Innisfail Information Centre, Bruce Highway, Innisfail or by calling Kirsty on 0413 010 625. tickets are $75 per person, with tables for 8. Held on Friday 19 April – don’t miss it…. Entertainment featuring Clare, a local jazz singer and Paradise Concerts, artists in residence at CoCa in Cairns opens with the newly formed string quartet from Innisfail State College. Book now…. And check out Newsletter No 5.
The Food Trails for 2013 have now been finalised and bookings are being taken. Saturday 13 April and Sunday 14 April are this year’s dates and if you are planning on doing a food trail for the first time I would recommend Saturday’s trail.
The Innisfail Chamber of Commerce sponsored Ultra-Tropics Gala Dinner has a special offer for Cairns residents: One ticket plus return bus transport from Stockland Earlville for $100! Minimum number of 22 people must be booked and paid for by Wed 10 April. If minimum numbers are not reached by this date, refunds will be made. Check out the Events Page for more information on the Gala Dinner.
The Coffee Club sponsored River Races registration and indemnity form is now available – click on the link on the right panel. There is a limit to the number of team spots available, so please register early or miss out on all the fun! The River Races are organised and run by the Coconuts Outrigger Canoe Club. This is an ideal ‘try and buy’ day for anyone interested in paddling.
Two Gold Sponsors join us this year – the first year we have offered this type of general sponsorship. Ella Bay FNQ and Pacific Coast Eco Bananas. We welcome them both and thank them for their support of the Festival.
Mission Arts is gearing up for their Tropical Masquerade exhibition which will run from 9 – 16 April. See the Events page for more information or call Sarah Johnson on 0427 688 188
Mission Beach Tourism will be enjoying a Taste with a Twist – exotic Fruit Tasting at the Mission Beach Visitor Centre on Tuesday 16 April, 1-2pm. Please call the centre on 4068 7099 to book.
Innisfail Art Society is holding its annual Feast of the Senses Art Exhibition from 5 – 19 April at the Cassowary Coast Region Art Gallery at Mourilyan. See the Events page for more information. The entry form can be downloaded from the side bar under competitions.
Tickets are now on sale for the Bendigo Bank Bush Poetry Breakfast, International Food Fare and the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce Ultra-Tropics Gala Dinner. Tickets can be purchased from the Innisfail Visitor Information Centre on the Bruce Hway, opposite The Con. For queries or corporate bookings please call: 0413 010 625 or email: email@example.com
Easter falls on the last weekend in March in 2013, so this has prompted us to delay the Festival, with hopefully the added benefit of more clement weather..
International Food Fare: Friday 12 April – Warrina Lakes – $25 per ticket – includes 3 food vouchers
Gala Dinner: Friday 19 April – Shire Hall – $75 per ticket – Tables of 8
Australian Bananas Market Day Extravaganza: Sunday 21 April – Edith Street, Innisfail.
The Australian Bananas Market Day Extravaganza stallholders application form and terms and conditions are now available: Please visit our Stall holders page to download.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and program advertising is also now available for the 2013 Festival. Please check our Sponsor Links page for details
Feast of the Senses is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of cultural, sporting, business and regional events throughout the state. The theme for 2013 is “Celebrating 150 years of South Sea Islanders in Australia”. South Sea Islanders in the region have a rich culture that we are more than happy to share with the community in this auspicious year. We are delighted that members of the Australian South Sea Islanders are happy to join in with us to celebrate. We will see their influence through the Showcase events in 2013.
We are also delighted to announce that Australian Bananas will once again be the Market Day Extravaganza naming rights sponsor. The relationship between Feast of the Senses and Australian Bananas has gone from strength to strength in recent years and we are proud to have them on board with us.