March Bicentenary Festival NSW Broke Fordwich

Rebecca Varidel
16th Jan 2024


Twenty years in the making, this much-loved festival style weekend lets you explore the wine trail less travelled and get amongst all the wine, food and fabulousness that the Broke Fordwich region has to offer. 

Save the date, Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March 2024

Tickets on Sale Today!

It’s a weekend to discover incredible wine, food, farm gate produce, events, live music, experiences, and accommodation, made easy. So, grab your gang and a Festival Kit which includes your festival entry, a keepsake tasting glass and tasting tokens, then add dining, experiences, events, workshops, extra tastings and even transport, all bookable online, to round out your weekend. With its wide-open spaces and fresh country air, it’s a bounty for food and wine lovers alike, and a festival sure to please.

Coinciding with the momentous bicentenary of Broke, this year’s 20th anniversary of our annual festival is bigger and better than ever in 2024. There’s a record number of festival offerings with 17 fabulous locations taking part in this multi-venue festival, and many with several great events for you to immerse yourself in. Think dining in a hatted restaurant, picnicking with alpacas, sunset wines and tunes, get amongst the largest organic kitchen garden in the region, learning the art of bee keeping or try your hand at art ‘n sip, or indulge in a foot scrub made using local botanicals. Or just sit back and take in the spectacular scenery, overlooking some of the region’s most pristine vineyards, glass in hand and enjoy.

The jam-packed program has just been announced and tickets will go on sale today at, so get in early as events will sell out!

The secret to navigating the festival and the fabulous bookable events and experiences within it, is to plan ahead. Explore the Broke Festival Program which includes a range of Special Events and Workshops that you can incorporate into your itinerary or work your way through one of our suggested itineraries.

With the hop on hop off bus service back for 2024, you’ll be able to park your car at the Festival Hub in the heart of Broke. Then opt to add on a daily festival shuttle service with regular busses circulating both Broke Road and Milbrodale Road stopping at each location in the festival program.

Your Festival Starter Kit is your ticket to ride! It’s a kind of choose-your-own adventure-weekend where you jump onto the ticketing site and set yourself up with a Starter Kit which, from just $35 will give you your festival entry, a take home Riedel tasting glass, festival map and a minimum of 4 tasting experiences that gives you a complimentary tasting at your chosen wineries.

Or if 4 tastings over an entire weekend isn’t going to quench your thirst, they have introduced the Festival Super Kit which gives you 8 complimentary tastings redeemable at any of the 8 cellar doors taking part in the festival weekend. It’s the very same thing as the Festival Starter Kit, only contains 8 tasting coupons instead of 4, it’s for the ultimate wine lover and festival goer, and saves you going back for top up tokens, grab yours for just $50.

This year’s special anniversary edition of the event includes program highlights and special entertainment like live music and family friendly activities, food and wine experiences, art workshops and of course wine tasting locations, so you can create your itinerary accordingly.

The website is the go-to place for all the incredible accommodation options from luxe to off-grid, for groups and gal gangs, or family farm stay to romance. And they’re all bookable online but be quick this popular festival weekend books out early.

With so much to do in the Broke Fordwich wine region itself, A Little Bit of Broke really is a great way to get a little taste of what’s on offer in our great region so start exploring!