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(see also: 2022  -  2020  -  2019  -  2018  -  2017)

October -, 2021  Heathcote Wine & Food Festival
Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
EVENT CANCELED FOR 2021.  Celebrates the grape growers and winemakers who have helped to make Heathcote a name associated with some of Australia's finest wines, in particular Shiraz for which Heathcote is internationally renowned. Supported by a delicious range of regional food and produce.


October 1-10, 2021
Tropical Pinefest
Yeppoon, Victoria, Australia
The Yeppoon area, on the Tropic of Capricorn in Central Queensland, supplies fresh pineapples to the Australian market for twelve months of every year. The pineapple festival features fireworks, concerts, a parade, and many popular family activities.

October 6-9, 2021  Geelong Wine Show - Geelong, Victoria, Australia
The Geelong Wine Show continues to bring together big and small producers from across the Geelong Wine Region showcasing the quality and diversity of their wines. This years show is to be held at Waurn Ponds Estate, Deakin Geelong, Waurn Ponds.

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February 6, 2022  Annual Toast to the Coast - Geelong, Victoria, Australia
A wine, food, and music festival celebrating Geelong's premium cool climate wines, regional produce and much, much more...

February 27-March 1, 2022  Foodservice Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The show for the food and hospitality industry.  Foodservice Australia is the event where food and hospitality professionals come to see the latest food, drink and equipment. There is simply no better place to discover new ideas, new techniques, new products and new suppliers.  This year the event will be bigger and better than ever. There will be a range of new exhibitors and features including the National Restaurant Conference, Chef of the Year, Patissier of the Year, Seafood Showcase and Australian Pizza Championships.

June 3-5, 2022  Good Food & Wine Show - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Good Food & Wine Show is back with a decadent line up of Australia's best food producers, wineries and chefs!

July 8-10, 2022  Cake Bake & Sweets Show - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cake Bake & Sweets Show is Australia's biggest event dedicated to everything baking. Whether you're a foodie, home baker or cake decorator, you'll love this show. With an eye popping line-up of international and local celebrity chefs, live demonstrations, classes, hands-on workshops, and an expo full of tasty treats, baking equipment and sugarcraft supplies - it's a great day out with family and friends!

September 5-8, 2022  Fine Food Australia - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Fine Food Australia is the premier industry event in Australia. This is the place to find the newest and best products and sevices on offer and stay abreast of what”s hot and happening in the industry.  The largest gathering of international food, drink and equipment for the retail, foodservice and hospitality industries.

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March 19-29, 2020 - Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Festival celebrates and enhances food and wine excellence, generating global anticipation and visitation. Through its delivery, Melbourne Food and Wine promotes the quality produce, talent and lifestyle of our great foodie state to reinforce Victoria as the preeminent food and wine capital of Australia.

March 23-25, 2020 - Annual Conference on Food Science and Technology
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Open to all the participants throughout the world focusing on Food Science research. The FOODCON 2020 is an all-encompassing perspective on the nourishment part and features to bring about the learning and networking experience to enhance the career opportunities.  The aim is to bring together the members from around the world focused on learning about Food Science and its advances.

May 1-9, 2020  Melbourne Coffee Week - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne Coffee Week has been designed to help the local coffee scene grow, increase local café brand awareness and celebrate Melbourne’s coffee culture and history.  For one whole week, Melbourne will be filled with coffee lovers, industry professional and star baristas who are in town for Australasia’s biggest coffee event, MICE.

May 4-7, 2020  Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Asia Pacific's Largest Specialty Coffee Event.  Visitors attending the MICE can rest assured that they will be seeing, hearing, tasting and touching the finest coffee and related products in the world.  Host of World Latte Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship and World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship.

May 10-11, 2020  Whisky Live - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Whisky Live is the international celebration of whisky, bringing all the whiskies of the world together under one roof. Whisky Live prides itself on bringing together the finest whiskies, great food and a range of education and entertainment to make learning about whisky both fun and stimulating.  Whether you are a whisky enthusiast an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a day out that offers you something different Whisky Live has something for everyone.   Whisky Live gives you the unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies in the world, whilst mingling with the producers and distillers, marketers and visitor centre staff, all under one roof. In addition to learning about the world of whisky, you will be able to sample rare and sought-after whiskies and meet the stars of the industry.   Each event has its own local flavour and provides the greatest insight into this greatest of spirits. With great food, masterclasses and much more, Whisky Live is a great day out and a memorable experience.

July 6-7, 2020  Annual AIFST Convention 2020
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.  The annual AIFST National Convention is the premier food technology conference in Australia for industry, research and government organisations, locally and overseas.

August 7-9, 2020  GABS Beer & Food Fest - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Great Australian Beer Spectacular (GABS)  Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland in 2020.  One of the best beer festivals in the world!  GABS Festival Beers are new beers brewed especially for, and exclusively released at, GABS by leading breweries in Australia, New Zealand along with other invited international breweries.

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May 1-31, 2019  Dine with Heart - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DINE WITH HEART MONTH is here!  May is your opportunity to EAT GOOD. DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD.  Restaurants, cafes and bars across Melbourne are joining forces with their diners to raise money to support Sacred Heart Mission’s Meals Program, which provides hearty, free meals for up to 400 people every day of the year.  It costs the Mission $4 to provide a person with a meal. When you think about it, for the cost of a coffee, you could help to feed someone in need.  Thanks to our wonderful participants, there is a myriad of ways to support our Meals Program during May.  Check out our online calendar of events and start booking your nights out now!  Throughout the month we've got cocktail parties, dinners and bespoke desserts. There will be the opportunity to donate at the end of your meal, or purchase a meal, knowing that a portion of that money will be donated directly to the Mission.

May 3-19, 2019 - Feast High Country Festival
North East Victoria, Victoria, Australia
An autumn celebration of the finest food, wine and beer in Victoria's spectacular North East. You're invited to sip, sample and savour the bounty grown and created by chefs, artisan producers, craft brewers and winemakers at more than 40 culinary events.

July 19-21, 2019  Australian Sheep & Wool Show
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Join us in Bendigo for the largest event of its type in the world, as the 'best of best' sheep breeders compete and some of the country's most passionate food, fashion and fibre lovers gather to celebrate the mighty Australian sheep.

July 19-21, 2019  Bendigo Festival of Lamb - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Food and farming are the focus at the annual Bendigo Festival of Lamb, where local chefs add their gourmet touch with three days of lamb appreciation coinciding with the Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show.

September 21-Oct 1, 2019  Royal Melbourne Show
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the show is packed with thousands of animals, great entertainment, award winning food and wine, a carnival, educational activities and much more. Don't miss the sheep dog trials or the pig racing and pig diving competitions.

November 7-24, 2019  Melbourne Night Noodle Markets
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The highly-anticipated Night Noodle Markets returns to Birrarung Marr, setting Melbourne alight with the smells, sights and sounds of more than 30 sizzling hawker-style stalls. The Asian market feast will see food-lovers indulge in the signature dishes and innovative tastes from Melbourne favourites such Hochi Mama, Bambu, Mr Miyagi, Hoy Pinoy, Wonderbao and Gelato Messina, all served alongside roaming performers, DJs and live music.  Over eighteen flavour-packed nights, the markets will shine a light on Melbourne’s multi-cultural flavours, fusing cuisines from across Asia in one vibrant, open-air experience. This year’s Night Noodle Markets will debut as a stand-alone culinary event.

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March 17-18, 2018 - Thai Culture and Food Festival
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Thai Food & drinks stalls + Thai products, Thai Cultural shows, Thai Village, Buddhist ceremony and Cooking demonstrations  Attendance: 50,000

June 13-23, 2018  The AGE Good Food Month 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Good Food Month is the world’s largest food festival - with everything from fine-dining dinners to free, family-friendly outdoor gatherings. Eating, writing, cooking: it doesn’t matter what side of the fork you’re on, there’s no better time to be in food in Australia.


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April 5, 2017 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Save the date! After 13 years in London and one in New York, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is celebrating its 15th birthday in Melbourne, Australia.  The 2017 awards ceremony will be held at the city’s historic Royal Exhibition Building on the evening of Wednesday 5th April, in a week packed with gastronomy-related activities and events.

November 18-19, 2017  Sweet Expo: Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Coming soon to Sydney and Melbourne, this is the 'sweetest' event of the year - complete with some of Australia's sweetest brands, featuring some of Australia's hottest new emerging decorating and baking talent, as well as shopping the latest in decorating, baking and celebrating products - SWEET EXPO will be a magical land of sugar and chocolate you don't want to miss!

November 30-December 3, 2017  Taste of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Taste Festival is an annual feast for all senses and celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant food and culture scene with an iconic new home at the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s Yarra Park and new summer dates.  And for the first time, Taste of Melbourne will pair the city’s favourite chefs with creative counterparts – from fashion designers and sculptors to graffiti artists and illustrators – and curate exciting culinary collaborations unique to the festival to celebrate our 10th birthday in Melbourne.  Over four days, Yarra Park will become a sophisticated playground for art and entertainment enthusiasts, culinary connoisseurs, gig-goers and passionate producers as the city unites to welcome summer in style with good vibes and great taste.





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