Food and Wine Festivals

Fresh produce is grown, caught, baked, served and celebrated throughout Queensland. From lush hinterland farmlands to coastal waters teaming with fresh seafood, Queensland has a lot on offer when it comes to food. And when it comes to wine, our vineyards a scattered throughout the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the Granite Belt region.

Popular Festivals

Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Head to Noosa to celebrate the fresh produce of the Sunshine Coast region. From coastal seafood to hinterland wine and dairy products, you'll taste your way through fresh local food and wine.

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

If you have a hankering for fresh local seafood, head to the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival where you'll indulge in wild-caught seafood from around the Fraser Coast.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Hosted in the Scenic Rim, you'll taste your way around the region and also have an opportunity to take farm tours and cooking classes hosted by some of Queensland's finest chefs.

Feast of the Senses

Celebrate tasty local fruit, meat and produce from Tropical North Queensland. The festival is hosted in Innisfail, just a one hour drive south of Cairns and for six days, you'll be able to participate in farm tours, cooking competitions and a huge market day extravaganzas.

Food Experiences

Don't limit your food celebrations to just events because you can have incredible food experiences every day of the year. From weekend and nightly food markets and stalls to restaurants, cafes, breweries and vineyards, go on a food and wine tasting journey through Queensland.

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Upcoming food and wine events

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Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
From AU$0 - 200
12 – 14 April 2019
From modest beginnings, today’s event brings together people from all walks of life – people from Queensland, Australia and overseas. Julia Creek, based in McKinlay Shire, is proud to host what is fast becoming Queensland’s “Must go-to” event.

Relish Food and Wine Festival

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$10 - 15
1 June 2019
Maryborough's heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are the setting for the Relish Food and Wine Festival which is a delicious feast of culture and cuisine serving up celebrity chefs, gourmet tastings, cooking workshops, live music and art.

Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival

Aratula, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$10 - 10
6 July 2019
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

Bundaberg East, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
19 October 2019
Serving up rum-inspired food, rum cocktails, the best in local music and the latest Bundaberg Rum Distillery releases – the festival is a celebration of all that Bundaberg has to offer, bringing together locals, travellers, and food and drink lovers alike.

Christmas Day Breakfast Cruise

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$39 - 79
25 December 2018
Start Christmas off right with a delicious breakfast buffet cruise on the Brisbane River. The festively decorated, the Kookaburra Queens are the perfect setting for your Christmas Day breakfast with family.

Art de Noel at Sofitel Brisbane Central

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$39 - 275
9 November – 31 December 2018
Embark on an enchanted journey and discover the magic of Christmas this festive season at Sofitel Brisbane Central. From 9 Novemeber until 31 December, their restaurants and bars come alive with joie de vivre.

Jamie's Ministry of Food is in Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$50 - 100
Weekly from 12 November – 15 December 2018
Learn to make delicious, simple and affordable meals from scratch through hands on cooking. Join them for a fun and engaging cooking course where you will learn to cook simple, healthy and tasty meals using fresh ingredients.

Bubbles and Barrels

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$0 - 40
17 November 2018
Summer is approaching so what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with cold beer in Pig 'N' Whistle Brunswick Street's Beer Garden? They're rounding the entire brew-loving community of Brisbane and celebrate what we love best.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 17 November 2018
Enjoy a Tipple and a Tale in the historic Bond Store. Meet The Gauger and hear his stories of the Bond Store's past as you enjoy a tantalising experience of regional ports, liqueurs and tasting platters.

Hot 91 Ignite Chilli Festival Caloundra

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
17 November 2018
Add some spice to your life! Celebrating the exciting world of chillies, herbs and spices through a fusion of food, music and people, the Hot 91 Ignite Chilli Festival Caloundra is almost too hot to handle.
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