The region's wine and produce as well as local people were the celebration at the 14th year of the Wagga Food and Wine Festival.
The relocation to the Victory Memorial Gardens was well received by stallholders and visitors.
Peter and Chris Goldsbury were taking a pit-stop from their three year caravan trip around Australia.
"We heard this event advertised on the radio and we've seen musician Harry Cleverdon before and we're both wine drinkers so we thought, why not," Mr Goldsbury said.
"We're from New Zealand and we're travelling around Australia and doing some work here and there, but took some time off for this today.
"We've been in Australia for three-and-a-half years and we're living out of a big caravan which is cool.
"This is our last year and we have taken a couple of months off back in New Zealand to catch up with the grand kids," he said.
The couple are leaving Wagga tomorrow and are headed for Goulburn.
Cousins Mary-Louise and Julie Bolger were enjoying yet another event in Wagga.
"I'm from Canberra but I went to uni for fine arts here and so Wagga is very close to my heart," Mary-Louise said.
"I'm here to experience all the local wineries, the food and the music is fantastic; I think Wagga does a great job."
Julie moved from Sydney to Wagga to be closer to her grandchildren and said this was her first time at the Food and Wine Festival.
Resident Pray Bhardwaj said herself and partner Sameer Rawad often miss out on events due to working evening shifts.
"We're just exploring how the wines are, what brands are here and the options for food," she said.
"We don't generally come out in the evening because of our shifts but today we want to explore and it's beautiful.
"I'm on the hunt for a Rose or Chardonnay."
Tumblong Estate's Simon Robertson had just that with their specialty red and white table wines on offer.
"We've been to a few Wagga Wine and Food Festival but it's a different venue this year so it'll be interesting to see how it goes this year," Mr Robertson said.
Wollundry Rotary is behind this year's event and the $20 entrance fee will be donated to Country Hope.
"This is my first year as chairperson for this festival and the big difference this year is that we've moved from the Civic Gardens to the Victory Memorial Gardens," David Pyke said.
"We think it's a better space and from the 14 years of this festival we've given $450,000 to community projects.
"The whole purpose is to give Wagga and district people entertainment and an event where they can taste different varieties of food, huge variety of wine and have access to Yenda Brewery, as that's the only beer operator."
Mr Pyke said last year $40,000 was raised to The Forrest Centre and hoped that same amount can be raised this year too.