First day of Fresh Fiesta at Mayfield Garden is a hit

FRESH TUNES: Musicians Jodie Anderson and Aaron Strickland at the launch of Mayfield Garden's Fresh Fiesta on Sunday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 010619cmayfld1
FRESH TUNES: Musicians Jodie Anderson and Aaron Strickland at the launch of Mayfield Garden's Fresh Fiesta on Sunday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 010619cmayfld1

FRESH food, fresh produce, fresh vibes and fresh tunes.

The first day of Mayfield Garden’s Fresh Fiesta was a success, according to marketing and event co-ordinator Amy Hotham, with more than 40 people attending a day of live music, cocktails and wood fire pizzas.

To be held across each weekend in January, the Fresh Fiesta is a new initiative by Mayfield Garden that is focused on bringing residents from Bathurst, Oberon and beyond to the iconic cool climate garden throughout the summer holidays.

The Fresh Fiesta was held in the Mayfield Kiosk, which is only normally opened during festival periods, which are held only four times a year, two weeks at a time.

“This is a new thing and we don’t normally have this area open,” Ms Hotham said.

“We decided to start utilising it, so we brought in some new chairs.

“The only time this kiosk area is open is during our festival periods.

“We’ll have live music, our cocktail menu and wood fire pizzas. We want to get this area as a destination on its own, separate to the garden.”

Cocktails on offer include sangria and pear mojitos, with local wines, beers, ciders, and non-alcoholic options also available.

There’ll also be plenty of local live music.

Jodie Anderson and Aaron Strickland performed together on Sunday, January 6, with Lueth Ajak, who is expected to be a “big drawcard”, performing on Sunday, January 13 and Seb Jones on Sunday, January 27.

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Ms Hotham wants the Bathurst and Oberon communities to embrace the new event.

“We want the locals – from Oberon and Bathurst – to come out here and enjoy the music and see it for more than just a garden,” she said.

“We find that some people have already been out to the garden and don’t come back out here. This is actually something where people can spend the day out here and enjoy it.”

And if people are looking for something to do on Saturday, January 26 (Australia Day), the Fresh Fiesta is still on.

You’ll be able to book a table ahead of time, online or by calling.

To book online, for a detailed list of the menu and for any more details, visit mayfieldgarden.com.au