Crowd shot with a chef doing a cooking demonstration at The Levee

Maitland Taste set to pack a flavourful punch

Maitland Taste, presented by The Mutual Bank, will tantalise the tastebuds this month when it returns to The Levee for a weekend of food, wine and entertainment.

From Friday 17 to Sunday 19 May 2024, The Levee Shared Zone will transform into a culinary wonderland, offering an array of gourmet delights, live entertainment and family friendly activities.

‘Maitland Taste continues to elevate its status as a premier event in the Hunter, offering an immersive experience showcasing locally sourced produce, skilled chefs and artisanal creations,’ says Maitland Council Events Coordinator Adam Franks.

This year’s program will feature two new themed pop up eateries: Coffin Lane will be transformed into the Boydell’s Bubbles Bar as part of a collaboration with Boydell’s wines, and Dransfield Lane will transform into the Dransfield Diner, featuring a retro diner style makeover filled with classic milk bar food vendors and sweet treats.

'As Maitland’s local wine company, Boydell’s is proud to support Maitland Taste,’ says Boydell’s Operations Manager Greg West.

‘We welcome visitors to join us at Boydell’s Bubbles Bar for a glass of our popular 2023 sparkling verdelho, 2023 Miss Harriet ‘Sweetie’ sparkling rosé, our newest release NV Bessie sparkling red or a glass of wine from the Boydell’s range.’

The weekend will be filled with live music, entertainment, market stalls, live cooking demonstrations on the Kitchen Stage, gardening and permaculture tips on the Garden Stage and the addition of a 'long lunch' experience at Acacia Dining.

Adding to the ambience, a new lighting installation by The Beautiful and Useful Studio called Love Pop, inspired by Andy Warhol's Soup Cans, will offer a unique perspective on love and diversity through oversized product imagery.

‘Whether you’re a food enthusiast, wine connoisseur, green thumb, or simply seeking to immerse yourself in the atmosphere, this year’s program offers an abundance of new activities and events,’ Mr Franks says.

For more information on Maitland Taste, presented by The Mutual Bank, and to view the full program, visit