2018 Canberra Harvest Festival 

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There'll be something for everyone at the 2018 Canberra Harvest Festival.  

The Environment Centre will be cooking gourmet, organic food made entirely from local produce while local producers showcase their harvest, and community organisations conduct FREE sustainable living workshops. We’ll have plenty of live music to keep you entertained and our Locals Bar is back, showcasing some of Canberra’s delicious local tipples.

2018 continues our great tradition of the Kids Fruit and Vegetable Growing Competition! If your child is growing some exciting things over the summer, we encourage you to submit an item to be judged in the competition. There’ll be some awesome prizes to be won! Our popular kids play area will be back with painting, drawing, and games available.

Join us in celebrating local and organic produce, and fundraising for our projects which include kitchen gardens at community-run childcare centres throughout the ACT.

If you’d like to pre-order a compost bin, straw bale and/or worm farm from the Environment Centre and pick it up at the Harvest Festival, email Gaby at sustainability@canberraenvironment.org or 6248 0885.

See the Event Listing


Bring something great to the table

To secure a space as a Stallholder at the 2018 Canberra Harvest Festival, please complete the form below. We'll review your application and contact you shortly after to confirm your registration. Be quick as stall space is limited! 

Please note, local fresh produce stalls will be given priority at the Harvest Festival. As the Canberra Environment Centre runs a fundraising BBQ, stalls selling ready made hot meals won't be accepted. Thank you for your understanding. 


be involved in something bigger than yourself

We are currently looking for volunteers for the 2018 Canberra Harvest Festival on Saturday 24 March. Community events like this just wouldn't be possible without the incredible generosity of our volunteers. It's a fun day with free lunch for all volunteers so if you have a few hours to spare, we'd love to hear from you. 

Here's what we'll need a hand with: 

  • Set-up and pack-down
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Information and stallholder registration table 
  • Kitchen/Food Prep
  • Lunch/BBQ-ing
  • Wine bar (must have RSA)
  • All-rounders
  • Photography (need own camera)
  • Running the Kids Space/set-up and pack-down

If you'd like to volunteer please fill out the form below. Thank you! 

Kids Veggie Growing Comp 

We all know that Canberra kids are the best.
Now’s your chance to prove it!

Have you grown the BIGGEST tomato, the GREENEST zucchini or a really STRANGE looking carrot?

Bring it down to the Harvest Festival for your chance to win some awesome prizes! 



Free Workshops

Our popular introductory workshops are back this year and happening all day during the Harvest Festival. Learn about basic bike maintenance, brewing kombucha, beekeeping, permaculture principles, composting and more. Stay tuned for details about workshop times. 



The Canberra Harvest Festival is held on the grassy area outside the Canberra Environment Centre, along Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula. We are located at the southern end of the ANU's campus. 

There are many ways to get to the Eco Elves Night Market: 

  • Bike/Scooter/Rollerblade: We are located opposite the bike path around Lake Burley Griffin
  • Kayak: We're located by the lake so why not paddle over this year? There's a landing area at the end of Lawson Crescent. 
  • Walk: It takes about 25 min to walk from Civic to the Canberra Harvest Festival.  
  • Bus:
    • 934: Belconnen - Bruce - O’Connor - Turner - Acton - City - Parkes - Barton - Parliament House - Deakin - Hughes - Garran - Woden
    • 981: City - Parkes - Parliament House - Acton - ATSIC - Zoo - Arboretum - Botanic Gardens - CSIRO - City Tourist Loop
  • Car: Parking is available nearby at the National Museum. Disabled parking is available at the Centre; entry is via Lennox Crossing.