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    Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Get ready for more fun than you can shake a sauce bottle at as the inaugural Festival of Snags takes place in Mudgee, NSW. The winning festival, as part of Wotif’s Festival of Wot? initiative, will take place in just four short weeks on Saturday 30 November 2019.

    As a tribute to everyone’s favourite savoury snack – the humble, mouth-watering snag – inflatable snag battles, the ultimate Pimp Your Snag condiment station, a sausage-eating competition and more will feature on the day, celebrating the very best of Mudgee and NSW’s Central West.

    Mudgee’s renowned local wine, produce and gourmet delicacies will take centre stage in the Taste of Mudgee food hall and a whopping selection of sausages will be on offer in Australia’s own Meatpacker District, including creative flavours like vegemite and cheese and delicious veggie options, where local butchers will battle it out to claim the people’s choice award. Consider yourself a budding cook? Why not get involved in the cooking demonstrations throughout the day, led by Mudgee’s own The Little Cooking School.

    The little snags sure haven’t been forgotten! The Chipolatas Kid Zone will keep the kids entertained for hours thanks to a giant inflatable obstacle course, petting zoo and face painting. Plus, the best local musicians and performers will be hitting the stage, with a special performance by hottest party band Furnace and the Fundamentals to conclude the festival, along with an epic fireworks display.

    WHEN: Saturday, 30 November 2019. Gates Open from 12pm

    WHERE: Mudgee Showground (entry via 59 Douro Street)


    • Mudgee’s finest local snags in Australia’s own Meatpacker District from local favourites S&S Meats, Let’s Meat, Mudgee Lamb, Perry Street Meats, Byron Place Butchery and the award-winning Gulgong Butchery
    • Mudgee’s renowned local wine, produce and gourmet delicacies in the Taste Mudgee food hall
    • Food trucks, stalls and picnic hampers from the aromatic Smokin Bro & Co, Milnes of Mudgee, Bank Corner Wine & Gelato Bar and Kookaburra Estate Farm Kitchen
    • Pimp Your Snag condiment station by Milnes of Mudgee, with endless topping combinations to dazzle your Instagram (and tastebuds)
    • Cooking demonstrations by The Little Cooking School, where you’ll soon become a snag-cooking whiz
    • Snagiator battles, snag tossing and giant inflatable snag races in the Game of Snags arena
    • Snag eating and tying competitions to win the honour of the Snag King or Queen
    • Chipolatas Kid Zone for the little ones, including a giant inflatable obstacle course, petting zoo and face painting
    • The Wotif Search Engine, the best-looking truck on Aussie roads, designed to find your perfect holiday match
    • Local performances and live music throughout the day
    • Live performance by Australia’s larger-than-life party starters Furnace & The Fundamentals
    • An epic display of fireworks to close out the festival

    ACCOMMODATION: Mudgee offers a great selection of affordable motels, boutique hotels and apartments. When booking your Festival of Snags accommodation on Wotif.com, be sure to use coupon code ‘MUDGEE15’ to secure 15% off select pre-paid accommodation. Book between 10 October – 30 November 2019 for stays between 27 November – 4 December 2019. Maximum savings $150. Coupon offer T&Cs apply*.


    • Mudgee is a 3.5-hour drive from Sydney
    • Train services are available from Sydney to Lithgow with connecting bus services to Mudgee. Visit Transport NSW for information.
    • Direct flights are available from Sydney to Mudgee’s neighbouring towns of Dubbo and Orange, with regional air services from Sydney to Mudgee.

    To stay across Festival of Snag announcements and to RSVP, visit the Festival of Snags Facebook Event Page

    To book your Festival of Snags travel, including accommodation, car hire and flights, head to www.wotif.com/festival.

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    *Festival of Wot? Coupon Offer: Book a qualifying Pay Now standalone eligible hotel between 10 October – 30 November 2019 for stays between 27 November – 4 December 2019. Enter coupon code ‘MUDGEE15’ at checkout page. Offer applies to select prepaid hotels only. Maximum saving of $150 AUD. The coupon code entitles you to 15% off the price of the relevant accommodation booking before the application of any taxes, applicable fees or additional costs. While supplies last. The coupon code may not be used or combined with other discounts, coupons, promotions or special offers in the same booking. Coupon terms and conditions apply www.wotif.com/festival. Subject to availability and accommodation selections made. Blackout periods and minimum lengths of stay apply for some properties. All booking subject to booking terms and conditions.

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