Living Smart Festival

 
Living Smart Festival - 27 September 2014 at Speers Point Park

About the Festival

When
Saturday 27 September 2014
Time
8am - 2pm
Where
Speers Point Park, Speers Point
Cost
Free


 

Clear the calendar on Saturday 27 September, the Living Smart Festival is back! This year’s Festival will focus on something we all love – food!

Clever cooking tips, Chefs, and growing your own food, all partnered with our fantastic local Farmers Markets.

Learn all about sustainable cooking and healthy food at this year’s festival from NYT best-selling author of I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson, and take up the Love Food Hate Waste challenge.

The 2014 Living Smart Festival promises to be fun and interactive, an event you won’t want to miss. Live entertainment and kid activities will keep all ages entertained, along with amazing stallholders, fresh produce, eco displays, experts, plant giveaways and more!

Event highlights

  • meet NYT best-selling author of I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson
  • free cooking and gardening demonstrations
  • eco market stalls
  • Native Plant Giveaway
  • Farmers Markets and local produce
  • free kid activities
  • live entertainment
  • free ferry and bicycle valet parking

Program

Festival Program
Time Details Zone
8:00am - 8.30am Tai Chi demonstration Entertainment Zone
8:00am - 12:00pm Music playtime Kids Zone
8.30am - 9:00am Zumba Fitness Entertainment Zone
8.45am - 9.45am How to make mozzarella cheese at home with Australian Home Cheese Making Demonstration Zone
8.30am - 8.45am Jolly Pirates Meet and Greet Kids Zone
9:00am - 9.30am The Jolly Pirates Entertainment Zone
9:00am - 11.15am Creepy Crawly craft Kids Zone
9:00am - 1:00pm Face Painting Kids Zone
9.30am – 10:00am Bubbles & Supa Squirt water saving show Kids Zone
9.30am - 10.30am Katrina Burgoyne Entertainment Zone
10:00am - 11.00am Cooking on a budget, getting the most from simple pantry items with Nick Doyle Demonstration Zone
10:00am - 11.00am Wetland on wheels- show Kids Zone
10.30am - 11:00am Peter McWhirter band Entertainment Zone
11:00am - 11.20am Official welcome and Acknowledgement to Country from Lake Macquarie Mayor, Jodie Harrison Entertainment Zone
11:00am - 11.20am Launch of Bust Your Food Bills Challenge by Sarah Wilson and Lake Macquarie Mayor, Jodie Harrison Entertainment Zone
11:00am - 11.30am Pirate Meet and Greet Kids Zone
11.30am - 12:00pm The Jolly Pirates Entertainment Zone
11.30am - 12:30pm Love Food Hate Waste cooking demonstration with Sarah Wilson Demonstration Zone
11.45am - 2:00pm Kids Chef’s Apron Art Kids Zone
12:00pm - 1:00pm Victoria Avenue Entertainment Zone
12:00pm - 12.30pm Hunter Water Tent - Bubbles & Supa Squirt water saving show- Entertainment Zone
12.30pm - 1:00pm Q & A with Sarah Wilson Demonstration Zone
12.30pm -  1.30pm Wetlands on wheels- show Kids Zone
1:00pm - 1.30pm Peter McWhirter band Entertainment Zone
1:00pm - 2:00pm Preserving- how to make chutneys, relishes and jam with Slow Foods Hunter Demonstration Zone
1.30pm - 2:00pm Zumba Fitness Entertainment Zone
All Day Activities
Time Details Zone
All day Natural pest control, nutrient cycling through plants, permaculture vegetable garden with Tree Frog Permaculture Stallholder Demonstration
All day Cooking with a solar oven with Solar Oven Stallholder Demonstration
All day Backyard chickens- how to keep chickens at home with Mulbring Poultry Stallholder Demonstration
All day How to cultivate a compost with Feedback Organics Stallholder Demonstration
All day Make your kitchen plastic free with Take 3 Stallholder Demonstration
All day Plants for indoor air quality with Sustainability Systems Stallholder Demonstration
All day Backyard Beekeeping with Wedding Honey Stallholder Demonstration
All day Farmyard feeding with Hunter Valley Zoo Kids Zone
All day Meet the reptiles with Wetlands on Wheels Kids Zone

Transport

Ferry Timetable
Arrival/Departure Times
Morning
Belmont Wharf 7.30am 8.35am 9.40am 10.45am
Toronto Wharf 7.40am 8.45am 9.50am 10.55am
Valentine Wharf 7.50am 8.55am 10.00am 11.05am
Speers Point Park Jetty 8.00am 9.05am 10.10am 11.15am
Afternoon
Speers Point Park Jetty 12.05pm 1.10pm 2.15pm  
Valentine Wharf 12.15pm 1.20pm 2.25pm  
Toronto Wharf 12.25pm 1.30pm 2.35pm  
Belmont Wharf 12.35pm 1.40pm 2.45pm  

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors and media partners for your support.

Media partners

The Star logo
The Star
Newcastle Herald logo
Newcastle Herald
NBN Television logo
NBN Television
KOFM logo
KOFM

Sponsors

Hunter Resource Recovery logo
Hunter Resource Recovery
The Good Guys
The Good Guys
NSW Farmers Market
NSW Farmers Market Pty Ltd
NSW Environmental Trust
NSW Environmental Trust