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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Taste Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$0 - 150
15 – 16 September 2018
Taste Port Douglas is Far North Queensland's annual premier food, beverage and restaurant festival. Long regarded as one of the best holiday destinations in the country, Port Douglas is also considered the culinary highlight of the region, home to a thriving restaurant and food industry.

Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

Bundaberg East, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
13 October 2018
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.

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.

Dr Who Murder Mystery Dinner

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 49
1 – 28 October 2018
Join the Dr on a night of blackmail and corruption as we witness someone get murdered. If it wasnt you then who did it!Specially designed murder mystery night with dinner Great fun set for all ages Arrival 6pm.

Sunday Afternoon High Tea

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
26 June – 31 July 2018
If you enjoy a little luxury from time to time, the new High Tea offering at The Hilton is right up your alley. Whether it is a special occasion like a baby shower or birthday, or simply spending time with that special friend or family member, this Sunday afternoon High tea is the perfect event.

Christmas in July Cruises

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$20 - 89
19 – 21 July 2018
Christmas cheer comes early with Kookaburra Showboat’s Christmas in July cruises. Eat, drink and be merry on board the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers this July. Get into the festive spirit with a scenic cruise on the Brisbane River, live entertainment and let’s not forget a delicious Christmas buffet feast.

Seadeck Brisbane Weekly River Cruise Events

Brisbane,
From AU$25 - 40
Weekly from 20 – 22 July 2018
Seadeck is not just a venue, it’s an unforgettable experience. Its unique and elegant custom design will transport party goers back in time to the 1930s and 1940s when luxury cruising was at its peak and boat design was considered an art form.

Abbey of the Roses - Christmas in July

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$70 - 76.50
Weekly from 20 – 21 July 2018
Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night plus last two Friday nights in July and include a three course set dinner, three and a half hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners.

NOOSA alive! presents Mike McClellan - He Said What?!

Noosaville, Noosa Area
From AU$95.00 - 95.00
24 July 2018
A master songwriter and brilliant story teller, Mike McClellan will bring you to tears and keep you in stitches in a joyous afternoon of music and stories accumulated over a lifetime of touring and entertaining.

The Winemaker's Dinner at Sanctuary Cove

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast Area
From AU$149 - 159
27 July 2018
A decadent degustation dinner with guest winemakers will kick off this year’s Sanctuary Cove Winter Wine Festival. The Winemaker’s Dinner will be held on at The Grange, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort .
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