Food Festivals 2024: The Best Festivals Around Australia

Food festivals in Australia are popular community events

Real Food Festival

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Join the celebration of fresh and sustainable food at the Real Food Festival. Explore the importance of real food and its positive impact on our health, communities, and the environment. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations, interactive activities, food competitions, and live music performances.

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A Taste of Chittering

Bindoon, Western Australia

Experience the country life and get a taste of the local produce from the Chittering shire. Explore the area through exhibits, entertainment, and food. Organized by Shire of Chittering with free entry.

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Sample Food Festival

Bangalow, New South Wales

Discover incredible restaurants, brewers, distilleries, artisans, and producers from all around regional New South Wales. This is like five food festivals in one! Get yourself a tasting plate and local beverage and walk around the curated farm spaces. As with most festivals there is a dedicated kids area.

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The Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

Stanthorpe, Queensland — 23 Feb – 3 Mar 2024

Celebrating the Granite Belt region’s wine and produce industry. Get your feet dirty with grape crushing at this food and wine fiesta. The festival is one of Queensland’s longest-running and attracts over 50,000 attendees on average. The 2024 event will include the Australian National Busking Championships.

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Orange Food Week

Orange, New South Wales — 5 – 14 Apr 2024

Probably Australia’s longest running regional food and wine festival. The festival is all about promoting the finest fresh produce and celebrating local heroes and sustainable practices. So much so there are multiple event buses to encourage visitors to reduce carbon emissions.

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Relish Food & Wine Festival

Fraser Coast, Queensland

Taste local food, regional wines, and seasonal produce from the Fraser Coast. There are local beers for the thirsty folks and entertainment including live music, cooking demonstrations. This festival is supported by local organisations to promote cultural and environmental sustainability.

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Winter Harvest Festival

Scenic Rim, Queensland

The highlight of Eat Local Month in the Scenic Rim region. Chefs, growers, producers, and creators from around Queensland come together to host masterclasses and demonstrations. Visitors come for all this, and of course the World Famous Tractor Pull. In 2023 there will be a big focus on the growers and producers with the Producer Stage.

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