The Cork and Fork Festival has been expanded to include the whole of Kissing Point Park where local Councillor Roy Maggio, singer Jazzy Myers, Mayor Jerome Laxale and singer Ramos Jakob look forward to meeting local residents. (TWT on-the-spot PHOTO )

Putney’s Kissing Point Park on the beautiful foreshore of the Parramatta River will be the place to be this Sunday for the Cork and Fork Festival. 

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, encouraged all residents to get down to Kissing Point Park on Sunday.

“The Cork and Fork Festival allows the community to come together at one of most picturesque spots in the City of Ryde to enjoy some great culinary treats and entertainment. 

“I hope to see you all there,” Clr Laxale said.

Among the stars of this year’s event is acoustic musician and singer/song writer Jazzy Myers who told The Weekly Times she is thrilled to return to Ryde, where she began her career.

“I’m very excited because I live around here and lots of my friends will come along to watch me,” she said.

There promises to be something for everyone with quality food, world class wine and craft beer, terrific local entertainment and free activities for the kids available throughout the day. 

A highlight on the day will be a cooking demonstration from the My Kitchen Rules stars Josh and Nic. 

These two brothers will be showcasing their culinary skills with some classic Italian influence for the crowds to enjoy.

 A great line up of stalls and food trucks will also be present throughout the day selling mouth-watering gourmet food, internationally recognised craft beer and wine from some of the leading Australian vineyards.

Pick up your $5 branded Cork and Fork wine glass from the ticket stalls at the event to enjoy free wine tastings or to purchase a glass of wine. 

Visitors will also receive a re-usable wine glass to use again and is dishwasher safe.

The food that will be on offer includes Waroo lamb direct from the farm, freshly shucked oysters as well as delicious cheese from Hunter Belle Dairy.

Renowned craft breweries Riverside Brewery, Nomad Brewing Company and Bilpin Cider will all be selling their tasty craft brews, while there will also be more than a dozen wineries from around NSW offering some of their latest vintages.  

A great line-up of local musicians will also be performing throughout the day to keep everyone entertained.

Now in its second year, this year’s Cork and Fork Festival promises to be bigger and better with a larger event site to cater for the growing event. 

The festival will run between 11am to 4pm.

All festival-goers are encouraged to use public transport where possible as there is only very limited parking at the venue. 

The City of Ryde will also have a shuttle bus operating every 15 minutes between Meadowbank station, Putney shops and Kissing Point Park. 

As single use plastic water bottles are no longer sold at City of Ryde events, festival-goers are reminded to bring their own water bottle with refills available on the day at Sydney Water stations located throughout the venue. 

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