The Taste Riverina festival is just around the corner for residents of Wagga

The annual month of indulging in fine food, sipping on a crisp cider and celebrating the year’s harvest is just around the corner for Riverina residents.

The Taste Riverina Festival will kick off from October 1 and showcase some of the region’s best agricultural produce and food experiences.

Chairman Craig Sinclair said the event draws in thousands each year and is about supporting local, home-grown industries across the region.

“Last year we had 35,000 people come to experience the events,” he said.

“We know about 30 per cent of people came from outside the region and about $1.3 million was spent at the actual events themselves.

Mr Sinclair said that residents will be able to sink their teeth into about 30 events spanned across 11 different towns in the region.

“The TAFE dinner is always amazing. That’s where the students do a forage around the Riverina sourcing foods and then they have to create a menu based off the foods they find,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for people in the Riverina to invite their friends and relatives to to the region and really show off what we’ve got on offer.”

For more details on the event, head to the Taste Riverina website.