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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Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
From AU$0 - 200
17 – 19 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.

Relish Food and Wine Festival

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$10 - 15
6 June 2020
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 Eat Local Week

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$10 - 300
27 June – 5 July 2020
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
4 July 2020
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.

Riversands Easter in the Vines

St George, Balonne Area
Free Entry
11 – 12 April 2020
For a fun weekend of country music, family entertainment and laughter dance your way to Riversands Easter in the Vines 2020! Entry is free. Bookings are open now. Reserve a table by emailing or phoning them.

QT and Perrier-Jouët present the Art of Tasting

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$55 - 55
Monthly from 10 October – 17 November 2019
QT and Perrier-Jouët present the art of tasting, a five course visual feast in celebration of the craft of flavour. Culinary talent from five of their most adventurous venues share their local method in an effervescent exploration with Perrier-Jouët champagne.

Beer and Wine O'Clock at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$15 - 15
14 – 21 October 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.

Brunch Club at Beirne Lane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$49 - 109
Weekly from 18 – 19 October 2019
Brunch, Booze and Beats. Finally in Brisbane, drawing inspiration from the Brunch Party trend already huge in cities like New York City, London and Dubai - Beirne Lane presents the Beirne Brunch Club. "It's just civilised day drinking" and a little more!

Cycle and Stars - Two Day Leisure Cycling Tour of the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$572 - 645
Monthly from 18 – 20 October 2019
Let them show you some Granite Belt 'stars' when you join them on their fully guided two-day leisure cycling adventure. Pedal along quiet country roads, enjoy the magnificent scenery, sample local produce and award-winning wines while they take care of the directions.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 19 October 2019
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.
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