Eat Local Month May - GourMAY!

Release Date: 11-Apr-2018

Gympie Regional Council invites you celebrate each May with the finest local food and produce during Eat Local Month in the Gympie region. 
GourMAY is your chance to explore, taste and experience the great flavours of the Gympie region at one of the many foodie events showcasing the wonderful diversity of produce grown right here in our region. 
Chef Matt Golinski, our Food Ambassador, is an inspiring part of GourMAY and encourages you to create your own paddock to plate experience, with cooking demonstrations and tempting foodie events. With long table lunches, growers markets and delicious, local seasonal produce, GourMAY is a month not to be missed! 
Make your experience unique by visiting local farms, attending talks and workshops and tasting the range of signature dishes on offer at participating local restaurants and cafes.

5 Chefs long table dinner 

The signature event of Eat Local Month is the 5 Chef’s Long Table Dinner which sees Matt Golinski lead a team of local chefs to present a five course degustation experience featuring the best of Gympie region produce. Follow the link for a wrap up of the 5 Chefs Long Table Dinner


Restaurants and cafes in the Gympie region will be displaying the Gympie Gold Regional Produce symbol on their menu during GourMAY to celebrate dishes created from locally grown produce. READ MORE

Want to be involved in 2019? 

EVENTS: You could host a farm tour, run a workshop, talk or any food related event! Download the Event Registration Form here and return to economicdevelopment@gympie.qld.gov.au

MENUS: Create a menu or dish celebrating seasonal produce to be highlighted throughout May. Download the Signature Dish Registration Form here and return to economicdevelopment@gympie.qld.gov.au


Eat Local Month - GourMAY Guide 2018

The Eat Local Month: GourMAY Guide 2018 is an A5 booklet detailing the events and activities happening in the Gympie region throughout May. Pick up your copy at Visitor Information Centres and participating outlets.

Download your copy of the GourMAY Guide here (PDF 3.6MB) or view it below in your browser.  Click the fullscreen icon (in the bottom right corner) to easily read the GourMAY Guide 2018

For a full list of Eat Local Month events for 2018 go to our Events page

Gympie Town Centre Growers Market

  • 16 May and 30 May
  • 7am to 12pm
  • River Road Marketplace, cnr Jaycee Way and River Road (adjacent to Memorial Park)

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Gympie Town Centre Twilight Growers Market and Food Truck Wednesday

  • Market 9 and 23 May
  • 3pm to 6pm
  • River Road Marketplace, cnr Jaycee Way and River Road (adjacent to Memorial Park)

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Gympie Garden Expo

  • 5 and 6 May
  • Saturday 8am – 4pm, Sunday 8am – 3pm
  • Gympie Showgrounds, Exhibition Road, Gympie


Cooloola Farm Trail

  • 5 May
  • 9am to 4pm
  • Lindols Macadamias, Purity Essential Oils, Cooloola Berries, Bio Fields, Noosa Black Coffee, Lee Fishing, Silky Oak Tea Gardens, Alba Aquaculture

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Strawberry Trail

  • 5, 12, 19 and 26 May
  • 8am and 11am
  • Cooloola Berries, 856 Tagigan Road, Wolvi

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Paella in the Paddock

  • 6, 13, 20 and 27 May
  • 1pm to 4pm
  • Cooloola Berries, 856 Tagigan Road, Wolvi

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Cuppa and Cuddles at Camelot

  • 13 May
  • 10am to 11.00am
  • Camelot Dairies, Waugh Road, Scrubby Creek

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An Evening of fine food under the stars

  • 11 May
  • 6pm to 10pm
  • Amamoor Lodge, 368 Kandanga-Amamoor Road, Amamoor

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Gympie District Show

  • 17 to 19 May
  • Gympie Showgrounds, Exhibition Road, Gympie

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Honey month in may

  • 21 to 25 May
  • Gympie Library, Mellor Street, Gympie

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italian feast

  • 12 May
  • 6pm to 9pm
  • Empire Hotel, 196 Mary Street Gympie

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5 Chef’s Long Table Dinner

  • 26 May
  • 5.30pm to 10pm
  • Gympie Station, Tozer Street Gympie

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Picnic in the Paddock

  • 7 May
  • 2.30pm
  • Kandanga Farm Store, Main Street, Kandanga

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival 

  • 27 May
  • Free entry
  • Moore and Boonara Streets, Goomeri


Mary Valley Farm Tour

  • 27 May
  • 10am to 3pm
  • Kandanga Farm, Red Earth Farmers, The Whole Lot

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film and dinner night: grow food

  • 12 May
  • 6pm
  • Kandanga Hall, Main Street, Kandanga

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Cooking experience and sunset trail

  • 20 May
  • 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Melawondi Spring Retreat, Imbil

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Kandanga Country Club Hangi

  • 19 May
  • 5pm
  • Kandanga Country Club, 4 Bowling Club Road, Kandanga


Big Rosella Festival

  • 12 May
  • 9am to 4pm
  • Petersen's Farm, Woolooga


Eat Local Month is a whole Month dedicated to celebrating loca produce, producers and food! LOOK OUT for special GourMAY menu items at local restaurants and cafes throughout the Gympie Regions

For more information contact: 1300 307 800 or email economicdevelopment@gympie.qld.gov.au



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