October Festivals and Things to Do!

Oh my gosh, it’s already October! It’s all gas, no brakes to the end of the year! Here are my top things to see and do for the month of October in Ol’ Sydney Town!

Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Fiesta- 4 Oct – 7 Oct

2457 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Do you need to get out of Sydney for some much deserved R&R? On the Labour Day long-weekend, sees approx. 30 hot air balloons take to the skies, gliding across the Hunter Valley at sunrise! Check them out as either a passenger or a land-dwelling spectator!

For more info, click HERE

Sydney Night Noodle Markets- 11 Oct – 18 Oct

Hyde Park  

For one week only, the Night Noodle Markets is back for the Good Food Month! Enjoy a Cheese Burger Spring Roll from Chur Burger; a Peking Cluck Bao from Bao Brothers; a helping of Paella Bali from Fusion Flavourbombs; and for dessert you have a choice of a Vietnamese Condensed Milk and Crushed Oreos fried ice cream from Fry’d Ice Cream, or you might opt for a Leche Flan Donut Burger from Donut Papi, or you might choose both of them! Your call, at Sydney Night Noodle Markets 19!

For more info and menus, click HERE!

Oktoberfest Sydney- 1 Oct – 27 Oct   

The Bavarian World Square, 680 George Street, Sydney

Steins of beer? Haus (baked pretzel)? Crackling pork belly? Smoked sausages? Roast pork knuckle? Crunchy schnitzel? Sauerkraut? Apple strudel? If you answered yes, yes, yes to the proceeding list of German classics? Oktoberfest at one of many German restaurants in Sydney is where you wanna be in the month of October! I know where I’ll be! Prost!        

For more info and to book a table, click HERE!

Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival- 25 Oct – 27 Oct

International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney

Have you ever considered getting ink done? Or you’re already a well-known repeat customer? Or you just want to admire art and talent? Check out Australia’s largest celebration of tattooing, with over 250 Australian and International Tattoo Artists tattooing live at the ICC! Check it out! “What’s that noise? A swarm of bees!?” “No silly, that’s 250 tattoo guns firing at the same time!”

For more info and for tickets, click HERE!

Soy Candle Making Class- Anytime

Annandale

Learn how to make 100% Vegan and environmentally friendly Soy candles! Join a 3 hour public or private class, go through the basics of making your own candles, choose from 30 different fragrances and you get to take home all of your creations! One large candle with wooden wick (check), one medium candle with cotton wick (check), and one smaller tin travel candle (double check)! Pretty cool hey?

For more info and to book, click HERE!

Kombucha Journal- Mandarin Kombutcha

9 August, 2019

Wow! It’s been a while in-between drinks, a fermented tea that is……

We have most certainly still been enjoying our Kombucha brews, but it’s been a long while since we’ve tried a new flavour though. But our latest concoction was a mandarin-infused Kombucha.

Makes 3 bottles.

Ingredients:

3 Pieces of mandarin peel (1.5 inch by 1.5 inch)

3 Slices of Mandarin flesh

Directions:

Step 1: Slice each mandarin peel into thin 1 inch match-sticks (be sure to keep each peel’s match sticks in its own portion).

Step 2: Dice the mandarin flesh into little chunks and add the diced flesh and strips of peel to their respective bottles.

Step 3: Add in Kombucha, fresh from its week of fermentation.

Step 4: Allow Kombucha to undergo its secondary fermentation in the bottle.

Step 4: Refrigerate after a week of secondary brew.

And then enjoy a mandarin infused Kombucha, perfectly tart and perfectly tasty!