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A Little Bit of Broke 2023


Image by Dom Cherry.

Back for the 18th rendition from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May, and in an all-new format, this much-loved festival-style weekend lets you explore the wine trail less travelled and get amongst all the wine, food and fabulousness that the Broke Fordwich region has to offer.

 

Discover incredible wine, food, farm gate produce, events, live music, experiences, and accommodation. Grab your gang and a Festival Kit, then add dining, experiences, events, workshops, extra tastings and even transport, all bookable online, to round out your weekend.


This year's festival is bigger and better than ever; there's a record number of festival offerings with 14 fabulous locations taking part in this multi-venue festival, and many with several great events for you to immerse yourself in. Think sunrise yoga, sunset wines and tunes, get amongst the most extensive organic kitchen garden in the region, dine in a hatted restaurant, picnic with an alpaca, learn the art of beekeeping or try your hand at art 'n sip, soak in a cedar wine barrel, or indulge in a foot scrub made using local botanicals. Or simply sit back and take in the spectacular scenery of the region's most pristine vineyards, glass in hand!


Image courtesy of Glen Eden.

The secret to navigating the festival, and the more than 30 bookable events and experiences within it, is to plan ahead. The hop-on-hop-off bus service is back for 2023, or you can take a Rover Coaches transfer from Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock, Pokolbin, Branxton and surrounds (see rovercoaches.com.au for timetable and tickets), or park your car at the Festival Hub in the heart of Broke. Then opt to add a daily festival shuttle service with regular busses circulating both Broke Road and Milbrodale Road, stopping at each location in the festival program.


Your Festival Kit is your ticket to ride! It's a kind of choose-your-own-adventure weekend where you jump onto the ticketing site and set yourself up with a Festival Kit, which, from just $30 will give you your festival entry, a take-home Zafferano glass, festival map and either a 4 or 8 tasting experience that offers you complimentary tastings at the eight participating cellar doors.


With so much to do in the Broke Fordwich wine region, A Little Bit of Broke is a great way to get a little taste of what's on offer in our great region. Explore the Full Festival Program online at www.brokefordwich.com.au.

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