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* Melbourne Salami Festa 2018 *
Australia's biggest celebration of all things salumi, the 7th Melbourne Salami Festa presents a weekend of salami-themed festivities, including a new Festa Eve Night Market. Every winter in Australia, in cold garages, sheds or kitchens across almost every suburb in every town or city you will find a family or group of friends toiling away carrying on with an ancient tradition. Salami making. A true ‘nose to tail’ philosophy where an animal’s value is truly appreciated and nothing goes to waste.
Melbourne Salami FestaYears ago in Italy, one pig could feed an entire family and see them through the cold months. Every part of the animal was useful in some way, and when the families in a small town or village would complete this annual ritual they would come together and celebrate their hard work with music, dance, wine and of course plenty of cold cuts. That brings us to the Melbourne Salami Festa, a chance for us to bring back this important part of the ritual and share this special tradition with all of Melbourne. But no meeting of fellow salami makers would be complete without finding out which family makes the best salami in Melbourne and perhaps Australia. So for all those who have claimed to make the perfect salami, this is their chance to go head to head with some of the best around. A panel of expert judges will be on hand to decide which is the best salami in show and on the day a people’s choice award will also be voted on. But it’s not all about competition. It’s also a celebration of family, friends, tradition and food. This festa aims to bring people from all backgrounds together to appreciate a key component of the Slow Food Movement. There will be plenty of homemade Italian cooking, live music, salami making demonstrations as well as a chance to meet the families competing, taste their wares and learn their secrets. Come celebrate with us at the Melbourne Salami Festa.
TicketsOpening Night Party Want to get the first taste of our competition salami? Join us for exclusive Opening Night Party. Guests will receive a complimentary Spritz or Glass of Wine on arrival, a selection of canapés created by Dom Marzano from Spritz and Giggles and the ability to taste the competition salami ahead of the crowds on Sunday. Bands and DJs will play throughout the night and our grand salumi garage will be open for tastings with Opening Night Party. Guests will have the ability to move between the garage and the showroom where the party is taking place. It’s our VIP tasting experience. When: Sat 13 Oct 2018, 7:00pm–10:00pm Opening Night Where: Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote, Northcote, Victoria Restrictions: All Ages Ticket Information: General Admission: $54.65 ($50.00 + $4.65 fees) BUY TICKETS Saturday Night Market On the night before the big competition day, our Grand Salami Garage will be open for the ever popular Salami Festa Night Market. Bands and DJs will play throughout the night and our grand salumi garage will be open for tastings with artisan salami stalls, savoury treats and gourmet sweets. Come join our big party to celebrate small goods. When: Sat 13 Oct 2018, 5:00pm–10:00pm Where: Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote, Northcote, Victoria Restrictions: All Ages Ticket Information: General Admission: $14.66 ($12.00 + $2.66 fees) BUY TICKETS Grand Final Sunday Who will be our next salami making champion? Join us on Sunday to find out who will be the winner of our fierce and friendly home made salami making competition. Taste the competition salami, cast your vote in the People’s Choice Awards and explore our Grand Salumi Garage with a range of artisan salami, savoury treats and gourmet sweets to send you home with full stomaches and shopping bags. Bands and DJs will play throughout the day. Our brand new winner will be crowed in our ceremony commencing at 4.30pm. When: Sun 14 Oct 2018, 11:00am–6:00pm Where: Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote, Northcote, Victoria Restrictions: All Ages Ticket Information: General Admission: $14.66 ($12.00 + $2.66 fees) BUY TICKETS Previously: Northcote Town Hall
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