Grazing lures 900 to foodie adventure

This way to Grazing! The event has sold out yet again with 900 to lunch along the Lachlan River this Saturday.

This way to Grazing! The event has sold out yet again with 900 to lunch along the Lachlan River this Saturday.

Some 900 people will enjoy the third annual long lunch, Grazing Down the Lachlan, this Saturday.

And Forbes is set to give them something incredibly special yet again, says Wendy Muffet, chair of the committee of volunteers who makes it all happen.

Creative director, chef O Tama Carey, returned to Forbes to walk the stock route along the Lachlan River and sample the menu with the caterers and organisers. The menu and matched beverages have been finalised and fine-tuned.

"It's fabulous," Wendy promised.

The event, honoured with silver in the regional tourism awards and once again quickly booked out, continues to grow.

It now incorporates a Meet the Makers evening, a community breakfast and cultural activities Sunday.

On Friday night, people have the chance to hear from two of the producers of Saturday's food along with Wendy, O Tama and local Wiradjuri woman Kelly Bowden.

It's an opportunity to gain insight into the produce and culture of this region, particularly to give the 60 per cent of guests who are travelling from outside this district to the event an even richer experience.

"Showcasing local produce is foremost for us," Wendy said.

Sunday kicks off with a community breakfast in the "pop up plaza" that will be Templar Street.

Local musician Em Pavey will entertain diners and Indigenous storyteller Larry Brandy will have people engaged with his stories and sharing of culture.

From 11am all are invited to head to the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre, where Tamworth Toyota Star Maker Quest winner Todd Williams will perform and Orange Fibre Artists will teach weaving.

The River Spirit Cultural Arts will get things started in their spectacular style, and you're invited to join Larry Brandy in the story circle from noon.