Food Festivals

Tasting Australia

Why Tasting Australia is so important for Adelaide in 2020

February 17, 2020

This April, the annual Tasting Australia will once again spread across Adelaide and its bucolic surrounds to celebrate the best in food, wine and culinary talent. Most importantly, the premier event’s program has been curated by the best talent in the business, put together to help guests fall in (or rekindle their) love for the […]

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The wildly ambitious Tasting Australia 2020 program has been announced

December 19, 2019

South Australia has long been regarded as a playground of sorts for discerning gourmands and wine enthusiasts the world over. Alongside the plentiful key regions of Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, the capital of Adelaide maintains its reputation for compact travel, artisan outlets, world-class restaurants (bolstered by the iconic Adelaide Central Market), and […]

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Cornucopia: In Whistler, we found one of the world’s best food festivals

October 9, 2019

Next month Whistler Village will once again kick off one of the world’s greatest ski seasons, but in the lead up to that, it’ll transform into a veritable oasis of food and wine, highlighting the many fine restaurants and bars that make up British Columbia’s adventure capital in new and interesting ways. Each November, this […]

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VWOAP: Wellington’s epic food and wine festival is now an entire month long

June 24, 2019

Across the entire 31-day stretch of August, New Zealand’s trendy capital of Wellington will once again host Visa Wellington on a Plate (VWOAP). The long-running food and wine festival, which touches everywhere from Wellington City to the Kāpiti Coast, picturesque Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa, is set to reach unprecedented levels in 2019, thanks to an […]

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Six international food festivals worth travelling for (before 2018 is over)

October 23, 2018

The final three months of 2018 bring plenty of opportunities for gastronomic tourism (the best kind of travel), whether you’re heading over to North America, travelling around Asia or just keen on a road trip in your backyard. These six highly curated food festivals are well worth getting off the couch for, from historic long-running […]

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NYC Restaurant Week announces 2018 program, opens for reservations

July 12, 2018

The most exciting time for foodies to visit New York City is once again upon us; the 26th annual NYC Restaurant Week is set to make a huge return, stretching from 23rd July to 17th August with the admirable aim of making 380 of the city’s greatest restaurants, of all ranges, a platform for culinary […]

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10-day food festival Tasting Australia is planning an epic Kangaroo Island event (Adelaide)

March 27, 2018

Returning with an extended program this year, Tasting Australia will once again thread through the majestic surrounds of Adelaide beyond with a culinary experience led various chefs, winemakers, distillers and producers. The unique multi-day gastronomic celebration, which highlights not only South Australia’s exceptional beauty but also tastes from around the country, will include various events […]

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Our top five picks of the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival for 2017

May 14, 2017

Throughout May and June, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival returns with an enormous number and range of events highlighting produce of the region and beyond. Each year the festival returns with big, comprehensive programs ranging from cheese festivals and barrel burning celebrations, making for one of the best road trip options you’re going […]

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Noosa’s four day food and wine festival returns this month (QLD)

May 7, 2017

Food and wine lovers are being well catered for this month as Noosa Food & Wine Festival returns to the sunshine coast, bringing with it a stacked program of events spread across two festival villages, one at Noosa Main Beach and the other in “The Woods”. Top local restaurants will be getting involved in the […]

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Messina, Mary’s and more headed to Canberra for 10 day Commons Street Feast

November 14, 2016

Canberra is getting a big street food festival before the year’s end, a 10 day summer celebration helped along by some of the country’s fines as Commonwealth Park is turned into an oasis of food trucks, artisan chefs, craft brewers and custom art. The Commons Street Feast will run from 9th to 18th December, giving […]

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Mister Gee, Knafeh, and Happy as Larry heading to new Western Sydney festival with over 40 food trucks

October 5, 2016

Food festivals are all the rage now, and Western Sydney is finally getting an onslaught of them. The latest is Off the Eaten Truck Festival, a mammoth sized event presented by Rooty Hill RSL and The Bearded Bakers. Over two days over 40 of the city’s best food trucks will be rolling along to the […]

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The Good Food & Wine Show returns to Sydney this August

July 27, 2016

After successful runs across the country throughout this month, the annual Good Food & Wine Show will return to Sydney for the first week of August (5-7), setting up at its usual spot in Sydney Olympic Park for three celebratory days of world-class chefs, TV personalities, demonstrations, master classes, food stalls, wine showcases, and more. […]

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Nigella Lawson announced as headliner for fifth annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape (WA)

July 18, 2016

Now in it’s fifth year, Margaret River Gourmet Escape has proved to be one of the most unique and celebrated food and wine festivals in Australia, a three day extravaganza curated by some of the leading chefs and personalities in the world. For the event’s fifth year, the organisers have managed to pull together a […]

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Doughnut Time, Gelato Messina, Bourke Street Bakery and more will be at Splendour in the Grass

July 13, 2016

As if a three-hour set from The Cure and finally witnessing The Avalanches post-Wildflower wasn’t enough, this year’s Splendour in the Grass is promising its biggest food and lifestyle line-up to date. Following the success of having Mary’s up there last year (in the Gold Bar though), Secret Sounds have tapped into some of the […]

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The Morrison’s month-long Oyster Festival is back this August (Sydney)

July 11, 2016

Earlier this year, Sydney’s The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room was full of full crabs and claws for the annual Crab Carnival, but August will be bringing something much different to the CBD venue. For the fourth year, the team will be welcoming the popular Oyster Festival for a month-long celebration of shucked goodness across […]

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The Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest will make a fiery return to The Apple Shed this July (Tasmania)

June 28, 2016

Backed by Dark MOFO, Events Tasmania and the Huon Valley Council, the annual Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest will be returning to the apple valley for a three-day pagan inspired celebration of the long-standing and renowned apple history of the region. Home of the largest organic apple orchard in Australia, Huon Valley’s The Apple Shed will […]

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24th annual McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival: wine dinners, sharktooth long lunches, and more (Adelaide)

May 25, 2016

It’s been 24 impressive years since the celebrated McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival began, aimed to highlight and celebrate the culinary and winemaking traditions of South Australia’s world renowned region. The annual event is focused on offering another strong itinerary of events this year, and over four days across the June long weekend, some […]

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A food truck chilli festival is coming to Prahran in June (Melbourne)

May 16, 2016

Next month, on June 4th, some of Melbourne’s most in-demand food trucks will be coming together to raise funds for the Prahran Mission by staging a big Chilli Festival in a vacant parking lot next door to Brunch hot spot Hobba. From 6pm to 10pm, the Melbourne Chilli Festival will be bringing together Dos Diablos, […]

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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival returns for two months of events (NSW)

May 9, 2016

The nation’s oldest wine region is set to showcase the best of its wine and food culture, as the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival kicks off in May and June of 2016.  Visitors to the region can take part in over 70 culinary events and activities, with additional activities also taking place in various venues and wineries. It’s […]

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Brisbane’s epic BBQ Festival is back and bigger than ever

May 9, 2016

Following the success of last year’s sold out event at Wandering Cooks in South Bank, the Brisbane BBQ Festival will return to the city on Saturday July 2, bringing with it an almost overwhelming amount of things to do. This year’s Festival boasts a lineup bigger and badder than before with BBQ big hitter and […]

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Mudgee Region heading to Pyrmont for 10 days of wine, food, and art (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

10 days of wine, food, and art from NSW’s Mudgee region will be coming to Pyrmont Festival this months in the renowned event’s sixth anniversary. From 13th to 22nd May, transporting all that’s great about the famed winemaking region and fitting it across the event, giving guests the chance to experience both the country charm […]

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Handsome Devils Co. add their hot sauce to the lineup for Burgerpalooza (Sydney)

April 11, 2016

As we edge towards the now completely SOLD OUT inaugural Burgerpalooza at Manning House across the 16th and 17th April, the lineup has literally heated up with the addition of artisan producers Handsome Devils Co., who have become the official hot sauce supplier for the event. The Sydney-based company were recently placed at number one […]

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Winter Feast returns to Dark Mofo (Hobart)

April 10, 2016

Mona’s winter solstice festival Dark Mofo will sweep through Hobart for 11 days this June, bringing a multitude of the weird and wonderful to venues, dark corners, and hubs across the city spanning the arts, live music, food, light, film, and more. Cerebral works from local and international artists will be displayed in temporary hubs […]

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GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival to tour Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland in May

March 14, 2016

Sydneysiders, Melbournites and for the first time ever, Kiwis rejoice! The hugely popular and expansive GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (formerly known as the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) is back bigger, better and more bevvy laden than ever before in May, and will see more than 400 craft beers and ciders including 120 ‘Festival […]

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Port Macquarie’s annual Blues & BBQ Festival returns for beats, barbecue, and beer (NSW)

March 7, 2016

Following the sell-out success from Sydney’s very well-received Meatstock festival, event organisers Simon Luke and Jay Beaumont have turned their attention back to Port Macquarie for the third annual Blues and Barbecue Festival, a lake-side, two-day event that plans to dish out beats, barbecue, and beer until you can’t meat-sweat no more. The event also […]

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Belleville is hosting a Chicken & Beer festival in Chinatown’s Globe Alley (Melbourne)

March 3, 2016

Late-night bar The Belleville are gearing up to celebrate their first birthday in a big way this month, opening up Chinatown’s Globe Alley for the inaugural chicken and beer festival. For around 10 hours on Saturday 12th March the entire alleyway will be filled with The Belleville’s wildly popular rotisserie chicken, craft beers and spirits […]

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Interview: Jock Zonfrillo on Street ADL’s return to WOMAD & the expansion of the restaurant brand in 2016!

March 3, 2016

To nab some of Jock Zonfrillo‘s time now moreover any other time of the year is an opportunity not to be taken for granted. Not only has his always popular Adelaide CBD establishment Street ADL been catering to the masses in town for the Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival of the Arts (not to mention their pop up food […]

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Messina, Burgers by Josh, Little Creatures and more join Spectrum Now program (Sydney)

February 25, 2016

In addition to announcing the lineup for it’s big opening night at The Domain, Sydney-based arts and culture event Spectrum Now has released a delicious program of all the food and drink on offer throughout the festival, calling on some of the biggest, best, and most loved outlets in Sydney and from across Australia to […]

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Brisbane’s free Regional Flavours Festival returns in July

February 24, 2016

Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands will come alive again from 16th – 17th July with the return of the Regional Flavours Festival, singing the praises of Queensland’s freshest produce, local fare and fine wine, alongside indulgent treats (like gourmet brownies) and a range of food trucks The city’s signature free food and lifestyle event will bring festival-goers an opportunity to […]

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Kitchen by Mike, Kensington Street Social, Nel, and more on line-up for Taste of Sydney 2016

February 16, 2016

Following teasers of what’s to come, Taste of Sydney has today announced one of their biggest restaurant line-ups in the festival’s history, bringing in some of the most exciting new restaurants in Sydney to showcase at the four-day event. From Thursday 10th March to Sunday 13th March at Centennial Parklands, ToS will be tasking Sydney’s […]

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