What is the Gala Dinner?

The Annual Gala Dinner is a great opportunity to bring everyone together, to reflect on the events occurring within the horticultural industry and recognise our people within our community.

The night has many events including the prestigious Charlie Nastasi Horticultural Farmer of the Year Award and fundraisers, which includes the big auction of our locally-produced fruit and vegetables.

The local produce auction is always a resounding success, where each year over $20,000 is raised for the Mareeba Hospital Foundation.

Charlie Nastasi
Horticultural Farmer of the Year Award

Each year, some outstanding horticultural farmers will vie for the prestigious Charlie Nastasi Horticultural Farmer of the Year Award.

The FNQ Growers award, in honour of the late Bibhoora mango grower and industry innovator, is announced at the annual Gala Dinner.

Candidates may not necessarily hold executive positions in a horticultural organisation but are nominated for the industry-leading work they do, either in their own operations or as part of an industry or community organisation.

The award presentation is the main feature of the gala dinner.

Saturday, September 07, 2019
FNQ Growers Gala Awards attracts farmers from across North QueenslandABOUT 470 people from a...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Three outstanding horticultural farmers will vie for the prestigious 2019 Charlie Nastasi Hortic...
Friday, September 14, 2018
MORE than 300 growers and industry representatives attended the annual FNQ Growers gala dinner i...