The Roebuck Bay Hotel’s first-ever Roeyfest was a huge hit with over 1,500 people attending over the two days of the event on the September long weekend.
Around 30 stalls celebrating local, national and international food, wine, beer and spirits, were set up in the festival area created in the Roey car park alongside art stalls and kids’ activities including the bouncy castle and face painting.
The Roebuck Bay Hotel’s Promotions, Marketing and Events Manager Tamara Burchell said she decided to organise the festival after being challenged to do an event that included use of the car park.
“I’ve always loved these types of events and wanted to try a food and wine festival in Broome. After we re-opened once COVID restrictions were eased, we set about organising the festival, aided by an events team including 15 new staff to set up and manage the event on the day,” Tamara said.
“We were really pleased with the number of local traders and food stalls that came on board, as well as the support shown for the event by the Broome community and visitors.”
The Roeyfest was assisted by a $500 Chinatown Activation Grant.