The world-renowned wine region of McLaren Vale which sits just a 35-minute southerly drive of the Adelaide city centre, is a sight for sore eyes on any day of the week. But the picturesque hills are about to come even more alive with the return of the Twilight Food Affair.
Making its comeback after a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the previously annual ordeal is set to showcase delicious and locally made food and wine from the Fleurieu’s most popular vendors.
Come Friday 24 March, the 18-year-running Twilight Food Affair is expected to draw in crowds of over 3,000 people. It’s one of the biggest community events in McLaren Vale, and there’s a reason festival goers flock southward.
Tatachilla Lutheran College is host to the regions beloved event, where you can expect Fringe-esque vibes with eight carnival rides to get around, along with sideshow entertainment, a cheeky preview of the upcoming college musical, and a spectacular nine-minute firework display.
Snacking is a must while moseying around the college’s oval, and that’s where you’ll find local vendors and caterers serving up goodies such as the native bush burgers from Meez On Plus, wood-fired pizza from Van Coota, Argentinian grilled chicken from Chimichurri Grill, delicious Mexican fare from El Guaco Taco, and the very best paella from the community’s crowd favourite, Carlito’s Paella.
The Twilight Food Affair is a great excuse to get out and enjoy the last of Daylight Savings hours before we inevitably turn the clocks back on Sunday 2 April and hunker down for the cooler months of the year.
Entry into the Twilight Food Affair at Tatachilla Lutheran College is free, although brining a gold coin or two for parking donation is the recommended etiquette. See you down there from 4:30pm through to 9pm on 24 March 2023.