1 April, 2024

Wet weather failed to deter 1500 people attending Feast of the Senses

DESPITE the heavy rains over the weekend, about 1500 people from all over Australia put on their raincoats and gathered to celebrate the iconic Australian Bananas River Feast recently to culminate the 2024 Feast of the Senses.

The Australian Bananas representatives at River Feast.
The Australian Bananas representatives at River Feast.

“It was a very successful Feast of the Senses despite the rough weather with 1500 people throughout the day on the River Feast,” said Feast of the Senses president Rosi Jensen.

“Our numbers were down compared to previous years but considering the heavy rainfall we had on Saturday, we consider it a great success. On Sunday we had an on and off misty rain throughout the day and we lost some stallholders who couldn’t make it due to the rain, but, overall, the weather was cool, kids were having a great time in the kids zone and the feedback was great.

“The popular rare fruits display had over 100 exotic fruits on display and the auction was very well attended. They sold all the fruit.

“Other events like our trivia night on Thursday were incredibly well attended, with 12 teams for the trivia, and a great turnout for the tropical family feast with a delicious display of fruit and a great meal and, again, despite the weather and losing the Alpaca farm on our northern food trail due to the rain, a lot of people attended the food trails.”

Ms Jensen thanked the community for their support and positive feedback through a very challenging Feast of the Senses.

She said people came from Cairns, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.


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