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February 5, 2017
Thai Culture and Food Festival
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Thai Food & drinks stalls + Thai products, Thai Cultural shows, Thai Village, Buddhist ceremony and Cooking demonstrations

March 27-April 1, 2017
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.

March 30-April 1, 2017  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.

March 31-April 9, 2017  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.

April 5, 2017 - The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Melbourne, Victoria, 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.

April 22, 2017  Earth Day - Worldwide

May 1-31, 2017  Aussie Wine Month - Various, Victoria, Australia
Now in its 6th year, Aussie Wine Month (1-31 May) celebrates the world-class wine produced in our own backyard.  A range of events and promotions will be held for wine lovers in cities and regional towns across the country to showcase and champion the diversity and premium quality of Australian wine.  With thousands of wineries dotted throughout 65 wine regions in the country, there’s lots to discover about Australian wine during Aussie Wine Month.

May 5-21, 2017  High Country Harvest
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.

May 19-21, 2017  GABS Beer & Food Fest - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Great Australian Beer Spectacular (GABS)  Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in 2017.  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.

May 28-30, 2017  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 16-17, 2017  Whisky Live
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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.

September 24-28, 2017  18th Australian Agronomy Conference
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
The Australian Agronomy Conference is the meeting place for Agronomists; it supports research and the community of Agronomists by connecting Agronomy communities across Australia to each other.  The theme for the 2017 conference is “Doing more with less”.

December 10, 2017  Terra Madre Day - International
Slow Food convivia and Terra Madre food communities celebrate eating locally each year on the association's birthday.


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June 3-5, 2016  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!

Sept 17-27, 2016  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.

October 8-9, 2016  Heathcote Wine & Food Festival
Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
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 14-16, 2016  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 21-23, 2016  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!

October 29-30, 2016  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...

October 29-30, 2016  Unwined Western Australia
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
UnWined promotes fine Western Australian wines and gourmet food to treat visitors an indulgent experience of the state’s produce in the magnificent Subiaco food and wine district.

November 1-30, 2016  The AGE Good Food Month
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.

November 10-13, 2016  Taste of Melbourne - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A ‘must attend event’ by food and wine lovers from Australia and beyond. Sample up to 40 signature dishes prepared by chefs from the Melbourne’s best restaurants. Meet chefs, learn from demonstrations and discover gourmet produce.

November 24-26, 2016 - 14th International Conference on Food Engineering
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. The previous Food technology conferences were held at Kansas city-USA 2013, Vegas-USA 2014, and London-UK 2015 and had achieved a grand success. Now it is the time for the prestigious 14th Food Engineering Conference to address latest innovations, industrial & modern technologies in food engineering, food safety management, and challenges in the field of food engineering. Food Engineering 2016 is the premier event that brings together a unique international mixture of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations to build a better world of Food Scientists & Technologist meet.


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May 7, 2015  Camp Quality Supper Club - Art of Dining
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
After eleven years, countless laughs and millions of dollars raised; Camp Quality Supper Club will not be returning in 2016.

July 17-19, 2015  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.

October 30-November 2, 2015 - Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival
Mildura, Victoria, Australia
An annual Spring-time event, presenting four days of round the clock jazz entertainment in popular clubs, bars and cafes, restaurants, churches, as well as street side and riverside venues – with feature events utilising unique Murray River settings and all events showcasing regional food and wine.


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May 15-18, 2014 - World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship promotes innovative beverage recipes that showcase coffee and spirits in a competition format.  This competition highlights the barista/barkeeper’s mixology skills in a setting where coffee and alcohol go perfectly together. From the traditional Irish Coffee (with whiskey and coffee), to unique cocktail combinations.

November 23-27, 2014  National Soil Science Conference
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Approximately 400 delegates from throughout Australasia are expected to attend, including researchers, analysts, educationists, advisors, extension agents, land managers and policy makers from national, state and local government, universities and the private sector. The conference program will cover the breadth of soils, landforms and climate across the region, and the corresponding breadth of land use; from agriculture to forestry, conservation, recreation and urban use. There really is something in this conference for everyone concerned with understanding and managing soils.  The theme of the 2014 conference is Securing Australia's soils - for profitable industries and healthy landscapes.  This theme has been chosen as it reflects the vision of the National Soil Research, Development and Extension Strategy that is being released in 2014.  The strategy has been developed through extensive consultation with the soil science community and aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of investment in soil RD&E and facilitate collaboration across industries and organisations.  Improved soil RD&E assists farmers, land managers, policy makers, planners and other stakeholders better understand, manage, protect and benefit from the soil resource.


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June 8-9, 2013  Weekend Fit For A King - King Valley, Victoria, Australia
King Valley's annual wine & food event held over the Queens Birthday weekend. Winemakers and their families invite you to join them for a fine selection of winery activities and cellar door tastings. Enjoy delicious great food, premium wines, toe tapping music, and warm King Valley hospitality.

October 19-20, 2013  Sustain Melbourne 2013
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The makers of the Organic Expo & Green Show are bringing you something even better and more exciting...SUSTAIN.

November 16-17, 2013  La Dolce Vita - King Valley, Victoria, Australia
Celebrate the arrival of spring at La Dolce Vita - the KingValley’s springtime celebration of the sweet life. Australia’s most diverse variety of wines, gourmet food, spectacular scenery and warm King Valley hospitality. A wonderful weekend of Mediterranean al fresco indulgence!


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January 14, 2011  ANZ Taste of Tennis - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Join some of the world's greatest tennis players and legends, including Andy Roddick, Alicia Molik and Ken Rosewall, as they team up with Guy Grossi, Josh Emett, Jason Camillo and many more of Melbourne's top chefs to prepare a selection of signature dishes for your enjoyment - a perfect evening of fine food, sport and glamour to start your summer of tennis!  Proceeds benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation.

April 29-May 1, 2011  Healthy Food Show - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A National exhibition focusing on the obesity epidemic facing Australians; and will showcase hundreds of nutritional food and lifestyle choices to achieve and maintain weight loss.

October 1, 2011  King Valley Shed Wine Show
King Valley, Victoria, Australia
The King Valley Shed Wine Show is a unique event. You, the public are invited to be the judge. Come and taste the full range of premium and ultra premium wines produced in King Valley.


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January 16-17, 2010 - Tastes of Prom Country Food & Wine Festival
Foster, Victoria, Australia
Fine wines and award-winning local produce and beers.

September 13-16, 2010  Hotel Australia - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hotel Australia is the definitive event for the restaurant, hotel and motel industry, featuring the latest in foodservice and hospitality ideas and equipment. The show runs alongside Fine Food Australia and with over 1000 exhibitors, has the largest range of products on show under the one roof.

November 6-10, 2010  International Seafood and Health Conference & Exhibition - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia





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