Spring brings some pretty fabulous festivals and events, and these aren’t just music festivals, there’s plenty on for foodies around Queensland too. After a little hibernation in Winter, Spring is the perfect time to get out, enjoy some more sunshine, and indulge your senses. Here is a roundup of some great Spring foodie events happening around Queensland.
REJUVENATING SPRING FOODIE EXPERIENCE
September 4 to November 5
Get ready for summer and take some time for you with a 10% discount on this rejuvenating spring foodie experience. This health-conscious food experience will take you on a scenic journey to the Sunshine Coast and through the Hinterland.
This experience showcases local produce and iconic ingredients prepared in a tasty and healthy manner with additional stops along the way to ensure you can truly take in the beauty of the Sunshine Coast. It is a three-course lunch-time experience with freshly squeezed juices, amongst other refreshments including a cheeky organic wine and a relaxing private yoga class to really get you into a zen-like zone. Delectable Taste of Healthy Delights gives you the opportunity to stay in beautiful Noosa or return to the city life of Brisbane.
Delectable Taste of Healthy Delights experience runs on Tues to Sun. Book between 4 Sep to 5 Nov 2017 for 10% off. Minimum of 2 people is required for a tour to go ahead. No further discounts can be applied with this offer.
GOURMET IN GUNDY
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September 10,10am – 5pm
Goondiwindi Community Cultural Centre Sunday
Set along The Macintyre River next to big river gums, with lush green lawns and an amphitheater, this festival is perfectly poised to celebrate the start of spring.
This will be the 2nd year the Rotary Club of Goondiwindi will be hosting the event, showcasing the region’s fine food and award-winning wines, the event will be something the whole family can enjoy, and will also be jam packed with other regional activities.
CAPRICORN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
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September 15 – 17
Quay Street, Rockhampton
The Capricorn Food and Wine Festival offers a chance to rub shoulders with celebrity chefs, taste test your way through a wide range of food stalls and enjoy cocktail evenings and gala dinners.
Capricorn Food and Wine provides the premier event for Central Queensland showcasing gourmet food and wine, local produce and the region’s burgeoning hospitality and music scene.
Now in its fifth year, the 2017 Capricorn Food and Wine Festival will have something for everyone. The weekend will offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere for foodies, wine connoisseurs and everything in between. This year the Festival will move to a new location, celebrating the redevelopment of Quay Street along the banks of the Fitzroy River, and showcasing Rockhampton’s elegant streetscapes and majestic sandstone buildings.
The Festival will again play host to signature events including Twilight Tasting, the Ladies of the Vine High Tea, The Long Luncheon on Great Keppel Island, demonstrations by renowned chefs, masterclasses and more.
PALM COVE REEF FEAST
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October 6 – 8
Four glorious days of exclusive wine and produce dinners, cooking demonstrations, live music and food seminars, topped off with a family market day where the best restaurants in Palm Cove will be dishing up their tastiest treats.
Reef Feast Palm Cove is Tropical North Queensland’s premier community event, celebrating cuisine, fresh produce, live music, relaxed culture and lifestyle of the magnificent tropics.
Over 3 days from 5th to 8th of October 2017 Cairns Airport Reef Feast is a feast for all senses. The main Taste of Palm Cove event combines the relaxed lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland, with food from world class restaurants and music to make it a night you will rave about.
Stratton Street, Newstead
Brisbane is getting its very first burger festival! On Saturday, October 21, Stone & Wood and The Triffid will be shutting down Stratton Street in Newstead to dedicate an entire day to the best buns in Brisbane with Burgerfest. The line-up includes Ben’s Burgers, Ze Pickle, Miss Kay’s, Red Hook, Lucky Egg, Mr. Burger, 5 Boroughs and The Triffid will all be serving up their most-loved classics alongside an exclusive Burgerfest burger.
Burgerfest is a free event and there are not just burgers – you’ll find street games, prizes to be won and live music all day in The Triffid Beer Garden. Plus, Bernard Fanning will be bringing his fourth and final sold-out show of his Brutal Dawn tour to The Triffid’s stage.
TASTES LIKE SUNSHINE
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August 18 to November 12
Museum of Brisbane
Tastes like Sunshine is an all-in sensory exploration of Brisbane’s rich and ever-evolving food story that is sure to get you salivating.
This debut offering brings together a collection of contemporary art, personal stories, historical documents, and images to create an experience that has been designed to challenge your pre-existing notions of food. Brand-new artwork and installations from the likes of acclaimed artists Elizabeth Willing, Sean Rafferty and Carol McGregor have been created for Tastes like Sunshine – the works pay homage to the rich history of Brisbane’s iconic produce markets, the city’s crucial role in launching Queensland’s sugar industry, and how the introduction of new crops had domestic cookers experimenting with new methods and creations.
Tastes like Sunshine isn’t just a visual feast – the exhibition has a jam-packed schedule of workshops, talks, tours and activities that go along with it to enhance the experience. The Good Food Club is a chance to learn about all things food culture – from beekeeping and local produce to the agriculture industry and Aussie bush foods, no stone is left unturned.
Learn more about the Tastes like Sunshine exhibition
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