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The Royal Botanic Garden - Tomato Festival 2018, 10am - 7pm, Free and some ticketed

The Royal Botanic Garden - Tomato Festival 2018, 10am - 7pm, Free and some ticketed

The Festival will be buzzing with exciting, fun and delicious activities with something for everyone.

The award-winning Tomato Festival Sydney returns for a fifth year on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February, from 10 am.

There will be new features to entice you back as well as Festival favourites. Bring along the whole family for an inspiring harbourside food festival celebrating all things tomato. Set on the spectacular foreshore lawns, it's a must see for this summer. Free and ticketed events.

Click through for full event program

Click through for full event program

Hands-on pizza making at the Tomato Festival Sydney

Let your kids take their tastebuds on a delicious adventure in the Garden! 
Activities include:

  • a treasure hunt to find pizza ingredients growing in the Garden
  • planting yummy Mediterranean herbs to take home
  • making a munchalicious mini-pizza to eat....YUM!

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm or 1:30 - 2:30pm,
Age: 6-12 years old
Price: $18- $20 for this event, book online here

There are plenty of free activities including gardening talks, cooking demonstrations, taste testing, competitions, Diggers Heirloom Tomato Taste Test (11.30 am - 1.00 pm daily), Harris Farm Markets Tomato Mandala and guided walks (10.30 am daily). Details of the gardening talks and cooking demonstration in the Cooking & Leaning Hub are available below.

When: Saturday, 17th February 2018 and Sunday, 18th February 2018
Age: All ages
Price: Free with some events ticketed, please see official website here

Where:
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

 

 

Parking: 
Aside from metered street parking, the closest car parks are:

Domain Car Park
St Marys Road, Sydney
Phone 02 9232 6165
www.domaincarpark.com.au

Secure Parking
Hudson Building 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Phone 02 8912 4900
www.secureparking.com.au

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
93 Macquarie Street (entry Albert Street), Sydney
Phone 02 9252 4600

Sydney Opera House Car Park
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Phone 02 9247 7599
www.wilsonparking.com.au

Nearest Food and coffee: Plenty of food happening at the festival, including the longest tomato lunch 

There will also be a wide range of stallholders with fabulous new ones in 2018 including the Second Mouse Cheese Company, Prosciutto di Parma and Wild Kombucha who will be creating special blends for the Festival. There will be innovative tomato-inspired dishes at the popular Relish ‘pop-up’ cafe and bar as well as delicious bread from Sonoma, desserts from the Dessertmakers, chutneys, relishes, sauces, olive oils and much more. 

Parramatta Park - Tropfest, 12pm - 10pm, Free

Parramatta Park - Tropfest, 12pm - 10pm, Free

Bondi Beach - Bowl-A-Rama, 9am - 6.30pm, From $33.70

Bondi Beach - Bowl-A-Rama, 9am - 6.30pm, From $33.70