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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Relish Fraser Coast

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$10 - 15
2 June 2018
Maryborough's heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are the setting for the Relish Food and Wine Festival - 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
7 July 2018
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.

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.

Winterfeast

Bundaberg West, Bundaberg Area
6 – 15 July 2018
Winterfeast is back for another year of tantalising treats, enticing events and farm-fresh produce. These 10 delicious days are set to spoil food lovers with an abundance of premium quality produce, first-class dining experiences and family-friendly events.

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.

30th Anniversary Dinner Cruises

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$49 - 99
19 – 21 April 2018
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in April 2018! Join the Kookaburra Queen II in April to celebrate her 30th Anniversary. Join a commemorative Dinner Cruise on the Brisbane River. Enjoy chef’s celebratory menu, live entertainment and free bottle of commemorative wine to take home.

Sunset Vineyard Walk

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 25
21 April 2018
Join Tim and Michelle Coelli on a leisurely stroll through their picturesque, hand tended vineyard. Admire the rich autumn colours of the vines set among stunning granite boulders and impressive twisted gum trees.

Killarney Picnic Basket Day

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$5 - 5
22 April 2018
Laughing friends and family picnicking on the green lawn; cool jazz music floating on the breeze; the still, cool lake reflecting the warm colours of autumn and the blue mountain ranges. Picnic Basket Day is a fun, family day for locals and visitors to experience the natural beauty of Killarney and the surrounding region while enjoying wonderful local produce.

An Evening with Da Vinci

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$20 - 20
27 April 2018
Join them for an evening inspired by da Vinci’s inventions and themed with Italian fare. Spend an evening immersed in the history of the Italian Renaissance genius and enjoy the tastes of his home country.
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