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HeroImage_Soft3 copySix years after first hitting the Pyrmont Precinct, Pyrmont Festival returns with a giant 10 day program to showcase the best of Pyrmont and the Mudgee Region.

Guests have the chance to experience both the country charm of the Mudgee Region, coupled with the best of the city, including a plethora of wine dinners and tastings, and art displays. It is a unique opportunity for Pyrmont, just two kilometres from the CBD, to demonstrate its position as one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining precincts.

This year, participating Mudgee Wineries include Burrundulla Wines, Robert Stein Vineyard, Huntington Estate and Petersen’s, Mudgee Ridge, Moothi Estate, Walter Wines,Burnbrae Wines and Manners Wines. Pyrmont eateries Blue Eye Dragon, Café Morso, Flying Fish, Bar Zini, The Apprentice, Brio, The Persian Room, Zebra Lounge, Le Trader, Quarryman Hotel, Dunkirk Hotel, Ovolo 1888, Gourmandise de Paris and Pyrmont Point Hotel will showcase the best of their dining experiences with Mudgee wines to match at dinners and tastings across the 10 days.

The highlight of the festival will be a two-day free* headliner event in the City’s award winning Pirrama Park on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May. An event designed for the whole family, with live music, local artists, rides and children’s entertainment and approximately 100 stalls where guests can meet wine-makers, participate in tastings and sample a broad range of fine foods. Additional family entertainment includes a Hi-5 Live! show on Saturday 14 May, from 11am. This exciting headliner will be the first entertainment act to hit the stage for a fun filled family day at the Pyrmont Festival.

With the Festival becoming more successful with each passing year, Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney says:

“Pyrmont Festival is an outstanding example of a community-focused business and industry collaboration, and the City is proud to continue its support of this event and its growing popularity. The Mudgee region in Central NSW is one of the state’s oldest wine regions known for its fine food, excellent art, music, nature and history experiences. It’s a region perfectly matched with Pyrmont, an inner-city precinct that’s one of Sydney’s fastest-growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining destinations.”

The Star Sydney, Managing Director, Greg Hawkins, said:

“We are delighted to be Pyrmont Festival’s Principal Partner for 2016 and continue our long-standing support for this local celebration. The Festival is a truly great event and brings together many of Sydney’s leading food, live music, and local artists along with some of Australia’s most talented wine producers from the Mudgee region.  Over the past year, we have seen Pyrmont emerging as one of Sydney’s most exciting cultural and lifestyle destinations with The Star’s signature restaurants and live entertainment offering contributing to the local offering.”

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The Star –  Pyrmont  Festival + Mudgee region Wine Food Art.  Pirrama Park 18.05.2014,  Photographed by Fiora Sacco Copyright Reserved 2014, mob. 0418 263 125,    PR Contact  Margot Natoli Festival Producer 0410 338 331

The festival is also happy to confirm that for the first time there will also be a mini pop-up produce market taking place. Vice President of PUCC Erica Reynolds said:

“The Chamber has installed a mini pop up Pyrmont market into the Pyrmont Festival in Pirrama Park as a taste of things to come. We’re looking to create community markets that reflect the culture of Pyrmont Ultimo”.

Pyrmont Festival is a product of industry collaboration with Mudgee Region Tourism, Mid Western Regional Council and Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Inc, presented by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce with the City of Sydney. It is a unique opportunity for Pyrmont, just two kilometres from

the CBD, to demonstrate its position as one of Sydney’s fastest growing tourist, creative, cultural and dining precincts.

The Star is Principal Partner and IGA is Corporate Partner.

For more event information and accommodation, or for your chance to win a luxury Mudgee Region Sensory Escape, go to

*Charges applicable for wine-tastings, with wine packages from $20.

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