Adam and Michelle Chaffey want Tastings on Hastings to continue and stay true to its origins of promoting local producers.
Mr Chaffey told the Port News he would like to see music incorporated into future events as well as a food area dedicated to dietary requirements.
The council is now calling on the community to have a say about the future of Tastings on Hastings with the feedback to inform a decision on the event’s future or what a similar marquee event may look like in 2019 and beyond.
Mrs Chaffey told The Port News that the range of local businesses and local producers attracted the community to Tastings on Hastings.
She said the food festival was good for people who were looking for local producers and those wanting to support local businesses.
Port Macquarie resident Vanessa Blackmore regularly attends Tastings on Hastings.
“I think it is a good event for the area with all the different food vendors,” she said.
“It’s something different but I’m not sure I would change anything about it.
“I did miss it not being on this year.”
Mrs Blackmore said Tastings on Hastings was good for CBD businesses too.
People are encouraged to drop into a library or complete an online survey to have a say about the future of Tastings on Hastings.
The submission period closes on November 18.
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