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  • Gavin King

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    Cairns On A Fork set to be a hit for local foodies

    Just a week after our Meet Eat Repeat event delighted local food lovers, Cairns On A Fork promises to serve up more tasty treats for the city.

    What a time to be a foodie in Cairns!

    Just a week after our very own Meet Eat Repeat event at the West Cairns Bowls Club, food lovers get another chance to eat (and eat some more) this Saturday at Cairns on a Fork.

    Organised by volunteers at the Redlynch Valley Community Association, Cairns on a Fork will feature around 20 food and drink vendors as well as live music.

    The event organisers compared the event to a local version of Eat Street in Brisbane.

    "The people of Cairns have been crying out for events like Cairns On A Fork for a while now," one volunteer said.

    "The popularity of events in the north such as Taste Port Douglas and Reef Fest show the community has gotten right behind these events and want more.

    "The Cairns food scene is still catching up in many ways to our southern counterparts. Eat Street down in Brisbane started off small and is now one of must do's whilst down there, and we are trying to put our own spin on that whilst showcasing the great food and produce of Far North Queensland."

    The organising committee said the demand for these type of events - as shown by the large turnout at Meet Eat Repeat last Saturday - was "very high".

    "These types of events are part of a trend that is popular and still growing," the volunteer said.

    "When people like Foodvixen and councillor Linda Cooper posted on Facebook and asked the question about events like this the response was astounding.

    "We are expecting a good crowd that have come to see what we are all about whilst at the same time supporting the Redlynch Community Group."

    For more info on the event happening this Saturday, click here.