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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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.

Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

Bundaberg East, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
19 October 2019
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.

Christmas Day Breakfast Cruise

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$39 - 79
25 December 2018
Start Christmas off right with a delicious breakfast buffet cruise on the Brisbane River. The festively decorated, the Kookaburra Queens are the perfect setting for your Christmas Day breakfast with family.

Night Horse Ride and Dinner

Susan River, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 130
Monthly from 20 October 2018
Experience their award winning trail ride in the late afternoon. Upon arrival at the river you will be served piping hot soup and garlic bread beside the bonfire before returning to the Homestead by the light of the moon or stars where a two course barbecue meal will reward your taste buds in their dining room or alfresco area.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 20 October 2018
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.

Sundowner sessions by Coopers Session Ale | Jimmy's on the Mall

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
21 October 2018
Spring has sprung and it's time to celebrate with a refreshing Coopers every Sunday afternoon throughout September and October! Enjoy live music, Coopers stubbies, open air dining and the best view of the Queen Street Mall.

Behind the Brew 2.0 - A Beer Club Event

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$45 - 45
25 October 2018
After a fantastic event on Ekka Eve, it's time for the next edition of Behind the Brew... And this time, they have a very special guest.  Chuck Hahn, Director and Brewmaster at Malt Shovel Brewery will present at Behind the Brew 2.

Meet the Winemaker Dinner- Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$115 - 125
25 October 2018
You’re invited to join Rutherglen Estates in Brisbane this October. Why not treat a loved one or get a bunch of friends together for a decadent evening of food and wine? Join Winemaker, Marc Scalzo, at Brisbane’s Port Office Hotel for four delicious courses matched to some of Rutherglen Estates’ finest wines.

Cuban Carnival Party

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 26 October 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".
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