Where it all started

Let us tell you a story of a region struggling to find its identity...

A beautiful place, a region that shares a name with a town west of Sydney and regularly people say, “Camden Haven? That near Picton?”  The angst! How do we put ourselves on the map? It’s a well-guarded secret haven where a few people spend relaxing holidays, fishing, boating, camping – but who are we beyond a little holiday hamlet, a former fishing and timber town? Who are we now?

 

A small band of volunteers got together with the backing of the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce to pull together an event to showcase the region and celebrate local, produce, products, talents and icons. Our vision was to develop an identity for the Camden Haven region stage an individual, sustainable and superior gourmet/lifestyle event, provide an experience and an opportunity to showcase  A professional, safe, comfortable, wholesome, festive experience with “a dollop of indulgence and a dash of quirky”.

 

In 2008 just over 1,500 people supported “buying local” and seeing what’s on offer on their doorstep. Not bad for a region of 10,000 people, we thought... in 2012, over 70 stallholders and 16,500 people tasted their “slice” of Haven.

 

We celebrate our tenth annual Slice of Haven Food & Wine Festival on Sunday 21 May 2017.

 

 

Slice of Haven is proudly co-ordinated, staffed and operated by a Committee of VOLUNTEERS from the Camden Haven Business Community.