A revitalized Rivafest will be held on the banks of the Murray River in Renmark this Saturday 14th January.
The event previously held throughout the day will take on a new time format under the stars (from 5pm until 11pm), and will provide an opportunity for visitors and locals to soak up the relaxed, laid back Riverland atmosphere, whilst savouring the flavours of the Riverland and enjoying the entertainment.
Beer, wine, gin, ciders, expresso martinis, scotch, hard lemonade are just some of the beverages that will be available on the day, along with a huge range of food including yabby paella, Riverland tasting platters, Locally grown wattleseed Pavlova, Flat iron steak burger with Woolshed Brewery Amazon Ale marinade, goat pie, rabbit pie and more.
The Rivafest 2017 entertainment line-up includes the acoustic sounds of local duo Luke & Kassie Heuzenroeder to kick start the evening followed by 2011 X-Factor Runner-up, Andrew Wishart and Adelaide band (former locals) ‘McKenzie’.
Fireworks will also take place at 9.30pm from the river and will light up the balmy summer night sky.
“The timing of the event was brought forward to provide an opportunity for the boutique craft beverages and caterers of the Riverland to showcase their produce during the peak tourism time,” said Director of Corporate and Community Services, Tim Vonderwall. “Moving Rivafest into the cool of the evening will also enable visitors, and locals alike, to experience the Riverland by day and night.”