Avacado festival at Araluen

Karragullen orchardist Narelle Engel whips up a super nutritious avocado smoothie.
Karragullen orchardist Narelle Engel whips up a super nutritious avocado smoothie.

ARALUEN Botanic Park is gearing up for its inaugural Australian Avocado Festival.

The festival will run from 10am-5pm on November 28 and 29 at Araluen Botanic Park in Roleystone.

General manager Grant Nixon said the festival was about promoting the health benefits of avocados.

“The fruit is prized for its high nutrient value,” he said.

“It is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and is added to all sorts of dishes from cupcakes to guacamole because of its versatility and great taste.”

Stallholders will sell a large range of avocado-related products, including beauty products, cider, beer and cocktails, as well as a great range of fresh delicious foods.

Chefs will showcase the versatility of the avocado and will provide information and advice on planting, grafting and plant nutrition.

Araluen Botanic Park Park is open from 9am to 6pm every day.