The Taste Coleambally Food and Farm Festival is a popular event in rural NSW. It was born from a dedicated group of local farmers and community members wanting to showcase to consumers the high quality, sustainable food produced in the region and has seen visitor numbers growing each year. Taste Coleambally opens with a cocktail party and a bush poet recital in the community hall among this year's art competition displays. In Saturday's farm tours, guests are given an "on farm' experience of many different food and fibre locations. Next is the farm colour run, entrants participate in a five-kilometre trek through the pine forest, taking on-farm obstacles while dashing through colour stations. Saturday night guests sit down to a five-course degustation style meal showcasing local produce and paired with beverages made in the Riverina. Sunday our main street is filled with heritage displays, a biodiversity centre, farmyard animals, producers, guest foodies, salami and smoked meats competitions, market stalls, dance groups and musicians.