Queensland Food Festivals to look forward to in 2018


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

Regional Flavours

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