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Big Rosella Festival 12th May 2018

If you love good food and good health, this is for you. The 3rd Annual Big Rosella is a one-of-a-kind festival to celebrate all things Rosella, a vitamin C packed superfood growing right on our doorstep.

High in vitamin C and essential minerals, the Rosella comes from the hibiscus family and has been attributed with the ability to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Also known as ‘wild hibiscus’, Rosellas are popular with foodies across Australia due to their unique tart flavour and their spectacular flowers which are used to make cordial, jam and tea.

Sample the delights of Rosellas plus other products from the Peterson’s farm in the Gympie region of Woolooga, which includes a variety of tomatoes, cape gooseberry, chilli, okra, bitter melon, snake bean and gem squash.

Activities include:


  • Farm walks/tours
  • Cooking demonstrations with chefs Glen Barratt, James Barnden and Dan and Steph Mulheron using fresh ‘straight from the farm’ produce
  • CC’s Kitchen’s Fine Food Products and Petersen’s Farm produce available for sale
  • Plants and food stalls.


Date: 12 May 2018

Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 free

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Petersen’s Farm, 2 Reilly Road, Woolooga

Information: Phone 5484 7323 or visit or


Tickets available at the gate or at

This is a smoking free and dog free event. Bring a hat, sunscreen and walking shoes and a healthy appetite to enjoy the delicious local produce.

Staying for the weekend and looking for great value accommodation?

Book direct at the Shady Rest Motel now on 07 5482 1999.


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Published in Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, at 1:20 am, and filed under Gympie Region, What's On.

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