The Maitland Taste Festival was on again on March 11 and 12 (10am to 4pm). This year we were weaving our magic with pumpkins. We cooked pumpkins, we sold pumpkins, we ate pumpkins, we had our photo taken with pumpkins and some of us even painted pumpkins.
Slow Food Hunter Valley held a food stall with a pumpkin theme (pumpkin ravioli and the pumpkin scones). While the pumpkin ravioli was very popular, the pumpkin scones (with wild rosella jam) sold out. You see, we still love our scones here in the Hunter.
We set up a photo booth in the Pumpkin Precinct (which was a huge hit with locals, children and tourists alike). Parents found it hard to resist taking a photo of the children and we did see more than a few adults taking a selfie here and there.
Local artists Gaye Shield and Kay Sparkes provided children’s art classes that proved to be very popular throughout the two days. Meanwhile, at the cooking classes mums and dads waited patiently while the little ones got their hands into real food. Pictured are (L to R) Ned, Abigael and Avah making potato and pumpkin gnocchi.
See the full “wrap up” on Maitland’s Taste Festival Facebook page.