What’s on


Great Australian Beer Festival Albury
Saturday 2 December
The inaugural Albury beer festival will be a beer and cider lovers paradise. You can wander through pop-up bars and chill out on the lawn while savouring a variety of hand-crafted beers and ciders. There will be all-day entertainment including a mini speigel tent.

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival
Saturday 9 December
This festival marks the best of this WA region’s wines and food. Sit amongst the cherry trees at the Cherry Harmony Soiree long-table diner using the finest and freshest produce from the Southern Forests region.

Christmas Fare
Thursday 14 December
Presented by the City of Sydney, this Christmas Fare held at the historic Hyde Park Barracks Museum, features Sydney’s finest artisan producers, makers and small-scale retailers with gourmet food hampers to premium hand-made produce and artisan wares.

Taste of Tasmania
28 December – 3 January
In its 29th year, Hobart’s waterfront showcase returns with a new look and feel with close to 70 stallholders. The festival offers visitors the state’s best seafood, cheeses, berries, cool-climate wines, boutique beers and ciders and much more.


Maldon Twilight Dinner
Saturday 13 January
Visit this historic Victorian gold rush town for the highlight event of the year. Dine in the main street on a range of fabulous local food wine with entertainment including opera at twilight by Pavarotti and the Diva then the Beatles Tribute band Penny Lane.

Tastefest on the Manning
Saturday 13 January
Set on the foreshore of the Manning, the second year of Tastefest will run alongside the Summer Rowing Regatta, so pull up a rug by the river, and celebrate the region’s love of food, or check out the boutique beer garden at this family-friendly event.

Ballarat Beer Festival
Saturday 20 January
Presenting more than 150 of Australia’s leading independent craft beers, this year’s festival is on the shores of Lake Wendouree. It celebrates the very best of craft beer culture with beer education classes, blind tastings, trivia games, the popular brewers sack race and a great line up of local and Australian bands.

Crush Adelaide Hills
26–28 January
Celebrate the best things about life—food, wine and music—in the Adelaide Hills by beating a path to its shady vineyards for a weekend celebration of chilled sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and Riesling and fresh local produce.

Taste Eden Riesling Festival
Saturday 27 January
Some of the Barossa’s best family owned wineries producing handmade wines from small, rare vineyards come together to offer more than 30 single-vineyard Rieslings to taste and buy and a chance to learn about the region’s distinctive wines and people.

Kilcunda Lobster Festival
Sunday 28 January
This family friendly day offers rides, food, drinks, market stalls and music and of course lobsters. Held in the small village of Kilcuda on Victoria’s Bass Coast Shire, make sure you get a ticket on the lobster spinning wheel to win a huge freshly cooked lobster.


Festivale Tasmania
2–4 February
This is a celebration of the very best Tasmanian food, wine, beer, cider and sprits and arts and entertainment. Meet the growers and makers of Tasmania’s produce and gourmet food, enjoy the cool-climate wines of the Tamar Valley, local craft beer and cider and the terroir of Tasmania’s award-winning distilleries.

Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival
Saturday 10 February
Held at Thredbo, in the heart of the picturesque Snowy Mountains, celebrate the art of craft brewing poolside. Events include a brewing demonstration, home brew competition, cheese and beer matching, and an Beers Ales & Tales degustation dinner.

 Apollo Bay Seafood Festival
16–18 February
Taste the flavours of the sea straight from the source. Staged on the picturesque foreshore, visitors will enjoy cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, market stalls, wine, beer and, of course, seafood in abundance!

Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong
Saturday 17 February
Gallop down to Geelong racecourse to taste and appreciate more than 200 beers and ciders, join the keg rolling competition, participate in interactive seminars hosted by industry experts and mingle with the brains behind the brands along with all-day live entertainment.

Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival
25–28 January
Experience the Eyre Peninsula’s food and wine including the Best of Eyre Dinner, the Artesian Cheese and Charcuterie Grazing smorgasboard, the street procession and of course the world famous Tuna Toss.