July 10, 2022

Australia’s third annual NAIDOC Wild Foods & Cultural Festival

Spirits of the Red Sand, Australia’s Number One Aboriginal Experience hosts the third annual Wild Foods & Cultural Festival in Beenleigh as part of NAIDOC 2022 celebrations on Sunday 3 July 2022.

BEENLEIGH, QUEENSLAND – Today  – Spirits of the Red Sand today announced it is hosting Australia’s third annual  NAIDOC Wild foods and Cultural festival as part of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee)  on Sunday 3 July, 2022 from 11am-7pm at Spirits of the Red Sand’s home – 205 Main Street, Beenleigh, Queensland.  The theme for NAIDOC is Get Up, Stand Up, Show up!

NAIDOC celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the festival itself will be a celebration of cultural entertainment, demonstrations, market stalls, well-known musicians and performers as well as an opportunity to try a variety of in-season wild-foods.

According to Spirits of the Red Sand’s cultural Elder and co-founder, Uncle Eddie Ruska, the festival’s top priority is to share 60,000 years of culture.  “Sharing our culture is at the heart of who we are, and inviting our community to experience our culture is a huge part of why we host this free community event.”  Ruska stated.

The festival is free entry, although a gold coin donation is appreciated to support the historical village non-profit stay open.  Food prices and tastings vary.  You may want to bring cash as some market stall operators and tastings may not accept card.

Date: Sunday 3 July 2022
Location:  Spirits of the Red Sand, 205 Main Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Time:  11am-7pm
Cost:  Free.

The festival is a drug and alcohol-free event.
To find out more visit https://spiritsredsand.com/events/ or go directly to our Facebook page to register for your free ticket.



About Spirits of the Red Sand

Recent Gold Winners at Australian Tourism Awards, Spirits of the Red Sand shares 60,000 years of Aboriginal culture through immersive and interactive Aboriginal experiences.

Located in South East Queensland, halfway between Brisbane and Gold Coast, this is a world-first in authentic Aboriginal storytelling experiences.

By Night:  Meaningful and mesmerising, the Aboriginal live theatre and dinner experience takes you beyond Dreamtime to 1800s Australia when the British and Aboriginal ways of life collide.  Told through an immersive, ‘roving’ theatre re-enactment including a 3 course buffet dinner and dessert.

By Day:  ‘Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience’ is a 1.5 hour interactive tour with hands-on participation in boomerang painting, didgeridoo playing, bushtucker tasting along with ancient ceremonies such as smoking ceremony and fire lighting.
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About Wild Foods & Cultural Festival

A community event celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples culture for NAIDOC Week
Sunday 3 July 2022
11.00am-7.00pm Brisbane time
205 Main St, Beenleigh, QLD 4207
Free entry

Third annual Wild Foods & Cultural festival right in your own backyard.  Featuring renowned cultural performances, musicians, wild foods menu, live cultural demonstrations, market stalls, and tons of free family entertainment for the kids including arts and crafts, games and face & boomerang painting & more. Gold Coin donation appreciated.  DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FREE EVENT.

Media Contact:
Kerryn Collins
Head of Marketing & Business Management
Spirits of the Red Sand
Ph (07) 3801 8198 – office

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