THE banks of the Murray River in Barham's Riverside Park were the perfect setting for a chilled out evening at River Daze, the town's annual music, wine and food event.

THE banks of the Murray River in Barham's Riverside Park were the perfect setting for a chilled out evening at River Daze, the town's annual music, wine and food event.

Running for the third year, the annual event showcases local food and wine producers, as well as providing a relaxed evening for attendees.

Live cooking demonstrations were held, and participants learned how to cook Thai and curry dishes from local caterers and producers including Canvas, Coffee & Providore, and Burbury and Mathers. 

Local food vendors provided the dinner, and all the wine served at the bar was from local winery Restdown. 

The live music line-up included 'The Voices', featuring Mark Gable of Choirboys, Dale Rider from Boom Crash Opera, Jason Singh from Taxiride and Reece Mastin. 

Organiser Sharon Membrey said although the night had lower numbers than the previous year, the weather and the crowd were perfect.

"We're getting quite a bit of positive feedback. It couldn't have been better weather wise. The crowd all seemed to be having a good time," she said. 

Ms Membrey said that the organisers try and run the event with as many local producers as possible. 

"The event show cases the local produce and so the food stalls were as local as we could get them too," she said. 

Attendees Sue and Ian (Slim) Harrison had a great evening with a table overlooking the river.

"It's usually a really good night," said Mrs Harrison. 

Kayla Drysdale attended the event with her family for the first time.

"It's really good - better than I expected. It's chilled out and a great place to hang out," she said. 

Mim McGrath of Pepi's Homemade Ice-cream said that she brought her ice-cream van along to the previous year as well, as it was a worthwhile event.

"There will be heaps here by 8.30pm. It was fantastic [last year]."

A cover band warmed up the early crowd at River Daze.

A cover band warmed up the early crowd at River Daze.

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