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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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.

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.

Dr Who Murder Mystery Dinner

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$95 - 95
20 October 2018
Join the Doctor on a night of blackmail and corruption as you witness someone get murdered. If it wasn't you then who did it? Specially designed murder mystery night with dinner, great fun set for all ages.

Lobster Roll and Champagne Pop-up Restaurant

Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Area
6 – 23 September 2018
After sell out pop-ups in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, it’s finally Brisbane’s turn to welcome Lobster Shack opening this Thursday 6 September at 5pm – with Veuve Cliquot, it’s an affordable, delicious and totally irresistible lobster roll and champagne experience.

Capricorn Food and Wine Festival

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$10.00 - 180.00
20 – 23 September 2018
The Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is committed to providing the premier event for Central Queensland, showcasing the best on offer from the local area and region including gourmet food, wine and local produce, whilst providing a wonderful platform to celebrate the region’s burgeoning hospitality, music and tourism scene.

Cuban Carnival Party

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 September 2018
Get swept away to a world of tropicana showgirls and amazing Latin American fare every Friday night at The Cuban Bar and Lounge. The glamorous showgirls will be dazzling guests with eye catching costumes and hypnotising moves at "The Cuban Carnival Party".

Seadeck Brisbane Weekly River Cruise Events

Brisbane,
From AU$25 - 40
Weekly from 21 – 23 September 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.

Gallery Restaurant - Gold Coast Turf Club

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
From AU$80.00 - 230
Weekly from 22 September 2018
The prestigious Gallery Restaurant is where you can enjoy a first class Seasonal Buffet with breathtaking views of the racecourse and the Gold Coast skyline. With tables presented on tiered levels, all guests will be perfectly positioned to enjoy a winning day at the races.

People, Plates and Places Eating Out

Montville, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$200.00 - 200.00
22 September 2018
Their amazing restaurants without walls create memories that last. People, Plates and Places takes you to where fresh food is grown. It’s a plate to paddock collaboration of chef and farmer. Meet and talk with the farmer, chef, winemaker and other growers.
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