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

The Curated Plate

Celebrating the Chef and the Producer, the festival will bring together the region’s finest produce with the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.

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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The Curated Plate

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
8 – 11 August 2019
The Curated Plate is a new four-day food festival, making its debut on the Sunshine Coast, August 8 to 11, 2019. Celebrating the Chef and the Producer, the festival will bring together the region’s finest produce with the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$10 - 300
29 June – 7 July 2019
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is your backstage pass your backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim. Eat your way around the region through a program of festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences to suit foodies of all ages.

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.

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
From AU$0 - 200
24 – 26 April 2020
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.

Palm Cove Reef Feast

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$0 - 0
4 – 6 October 2019
Palm Cove Reef Feast is a free entry, annual, tropical, four-day food and wine event which also includes Home Brew and Craft Beer awards, fashion and the 'Wayne Lapthorne Memorial Cup' Golf Day. The main event showcases the relaxed lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland and the award winning restaurants of Palm Cove presenting their local produce at its peak.

Dr Who Murder in the Marketplace Dinner

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$99 - 99
19 October 2019
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.

Taste Bundaberg Festival

Bundaberg East, Bundaberg Area
3 May – 18 August 2019
Held over four tasty weekends, Taste Bundaberg Festival is an invitation to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, pile plates high and leave glasses empty. Come, take a seat at The Great Bundaberg Feast.

Newstead Food Safari of Brisbane

Newstead, Brisbane Area
From AU$75 - 75
25 May – 22 June 2019
This professionally guided walking tour will take you to different pubs around Caxton Street, known for the craft beers they brew on site. You’ll have the opportunity to sample the beers they have on tap, learn about the brewing process and meet the owners of each establishment.

Chocolate Walking Tour of Brisbane

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$59 - 59
25 May – 6 July 2019
This 2.5 hour tour is a chance to discover some of Brisbane’s best chocolatiers and gain an insight into their craft. You’ll learn about how chocolate is produced by passionate chocolate makers and sample a superb selection of the city's finest chocolate, guided by a professional and friendly guide.

Beer and Wine O'Clock at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$15 - 15
10 – 17 June 2019
Beer and Wine O’clock - Let your inner larrakin live at Club Boutique Hotel! Join them at the Club Boutique Hotel, one of Cunnamulla’s oldest hotels and an outback icon, to celebrate Beer and Wine O’clock.
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