It’s that time of year again, the start of a new year and a whole 12 months of awesome things to look forward to! In this post, we share 5 Queensland Food Festivals to look forward to in 2018.
Whether the produce is grown, caught, baked, served or celebrated – we’ve got you covered in our sunny state of Queensland! So get out those expandable pants ‘cause this year you’re in for a treat!
Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Ever seen people ‘mushing grapes’ with their bare feet? Get to know the Granite Belt Region’s produce and booming wine industry at the Apple & Grape Festival and you’ll be able to live out the ‘mushing grapes’ thing aka grape crush in real life!
When is it? 23 February to 4 March, 2018
Where is it? Stanthorpe, Southern Queensland
Feast of the Senses Festival
From the deep south to tropical North Queensland, our next stop brings us to the Feast of the Senses. With a name like that, this is a festival you must attend! From tropical fruits to fresh seafood and meat of the region, if it’s exotic and unique, you’ll find it here.
When is it? 22-27 March, 2018
Where is it? Innisfail, North Queensland
Felton Food Festival
Grow, Gather, Enjoy. These are the 3 main ideas behind the festival. Enjoy the delicious local produce on offer with friends new and old.
When is it? March, 2018
Where is it? Felton Valley
Noosa Food & Wine Festival
The festival has a long history behind it and is an established favourite. Featuring culinary artists and leading chefs, you are introduced to the delicious produce the Sunshine Coast area has to offer. This year they will also be featuring a Craft Beer and Cider corner where visitors are treated to an inside look at how they’re made.
When is it? May 17-20, 2018
Where is it? Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival
Al fresco dining, street food and fine dining – the Gold Coast is a foodie’s delight! This year the festival is said to bring in more than 15,000 food and wine enthusiasts.
When it it? 31 May-3 June, 2018
Where is it? Gold Coast
Bringing the outer regions to the city, this festival will celebrate all the fine food and produce that Queensland farmers have to offer and feature gourmet food trucks.
When is it? 21-22 July, 2018
Where is it? South Bank, Brisbane
Capricorn Food and Wine Festival
Enjoy cocktail evenings and gala dinners, amongst a foodie program that is sure to whet the appetite! From taste testing to gourmet food stalls – this is a festival that showcases the best from the ‘Rocky’ region.
When is it? September 2018
Where is it? Rockhampton, Capricorn Region
Palm Cove Reef Feast
What a way to round out the foodie’s events calendar with four days of exclusive wine and produce dinners, cooking demos, live music and food seminars, topped off with a family market day.
When is it? 5-8 October, 2018
Where is it? Palm Cove, North Queensland