On the entrance, there were a lot of stalls for Allpress coffee where you can grab free coffee/hot chocolate. I was gonna get a cup of hot chocolate but when I saw them squirting a bottle of chocolate sauce for the hot chocolate, err... no thanks!
As we were walking to the ticket inspection area, it started pouring, booo!
The breakfast on the bridge this year had a football theme. I heard it was for the bid for Australia to host the 2018/2022 FIFA world cup. There were lots of random soccer balls, a fountain for decorations at the entrance, as well as people dressed in interesting costumes.
After the ticket inspection, there were some people distributing bags of freebies with rain poncho and some yummy goodies.
Nudie's apple & apple juice, Wallaby's macadamia nut butter, an orange
The Nudie's juice was unexpectedly very yummy! Much better than a regular Berri's apple juice. I shall start trying out their products from now on.
After we laid down our food, a guy from Brasserie Bread came over to our spot and gave us some organic sultana loaves.
Organic sultana loaf from Brasserie Bread
That was a nice surprise and the sourdough bread was beautiful as expected from Brasserie Bread. The sultana pieces were juicy and plump as they were soaked in apple juice beforehand. The bread went very well with the macadamia nut butter we received from the freebie bag earlier. Apparently they have started selling the loaves in the Banksmeadow store now.
After a while, the rain started clearing up and the weather was really nice for a picnic.
The 6 lanes on the harbour bridge that I have driven past so many times!
My friend was wearing this I ♥ Zumbo T-shirt that he received at the Zumbo event at Mid City mall a few weeks ago. Even the people next to us asked him if they could take a photo of him and the T-shirt lol.
About an hour after the rain cleared up, we were instructed to pack up our goodies as the event was about to wind up in 15 minutes. They did that by blowing the whistles and giving out yellow cards (soccer theme!), which was followed by red cards that signalled the end of the event.
The weather was really nice and sunny when we were walking towards the Rocks. If only the event started an hour later it would have been perfect! But we certainly didn't let the rain dampen our spirits and we braved the elements till the end. Everyone in our group had a great time despite the initial hiccup from the mother nature :)