2018 New South Wales 2018
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
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January 17-28, 2018 Annual Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival
Guyra, NSW, Australia
The festival aims to showcase local products, especially lamb and potatoes. There will be musicians playing daily, shearing demonstrations, the ever popular rail trike rides to the rail museum, various car clubs and Guyra will also host the annual antique machinery display and swap meet which is one of the biggest in Australia. (also: guyralambpotatofestival.com )
April 6-15, 2018
Orange F.O.O.D. Week Festival
Orange, NSW, Australia
Orange F.O.O.D Week is a gastronomical celebration and extravaganza held over 10 days in April each year. It is Australia's longest running regional food festival. Experience locally grown food from the shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney as well as the region’s beautiful autumn colours. From vegetables to venison meet the farmers who grow the food and the chefs, caterers and cooks who create extraordinary dishes from it! There are over 100 individual food related events happening throughout the region including a number of major community events.
April 22, 2018 Earth Day - Worldwide
April 29-30, 2018 - Fantastic Food+Drink - Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Specialty And Fancy Food Show. Fantastic Food+Drink is the only trade show in Australia 100% dedicated to specialty and fancy foods, ingredients and beverages. Discover hundreds of new and tasty innovations from local and regional food makers, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs who bring passion and pride to the foods they produce and sell. Attended by 5000+ retailers, chefs and hospitality decision makers in Sydney each year, Fantastic Food+Drink is not open to the general public. The event is also co-located with Naturally Good Expo, the Southern Hemisphere's largest healthy products trade show.
May 5, 2018 Narooma Oyster Festival 2018 - Narooma, NSW, Australia
Narooma Oyster Festival celebrates South Coast NSW oysters and their growers and our region’s natural clean quality produce, chefs, and rich artistic and cultural talents. The Festival has something for everyone from fine foodies to families, combining a cosmopolitan quality food experience with family entertainment. Our reputation is growing as Australia’s premier oyster/seafood and cultural Festival. The Festival has won two tourism awards.
May 11-12, 2018 Whisky Live Sydney - Sydney, NSW, 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.
December 10, 2018 - Terra Madre Day - International
Slow Food convivia and Terra Madre food communities celebrate eating locally each year on the association's birthday.
2017 New South Wales 2017
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
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March 9-12, 2017 Taste of Sydney - Sydney, NSW, Australia
If you love food, then Taste of Sydney is the perfect occasion to sample signature dishes freshly prepared by renowned chefs whilst exploring specialist culinary delights, sampling fine beverages and enjoying a fabulous program of entertainment.
April 28-May 7, 2017 - Taste Tamworth - Tamworth, NSW, Australia
The Taste Tamworth Festival is now an exciting 10 day festival of food, wine, events, workshops, kids activities and Farm Gate trails throughout the region. Includes Taste In The Park, Celebrity Cook Off, The Long Lunch, Kootingal Pumpkin Festival.
May 1-31, 2017 - Aussie Wine Month - Various, NSW, 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 6, 2017 - Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair - Denman, NSW, Australia
Fine Wine - Great Food - Entertainment. Known as the Hunter Valley's "Best Street Party". Fantastic free live bands, entertainment for the children, street theatre. Held each year on the 1st Saturday in May, Ogilvie Street transforms into a Wine and Food gourmet feast extravaganza. An incredible collection of street food, gourmet take home foods and the unique flavours of world renowned Upper Hunter wines.
May 7, 2017 Collector Village Pumpkin Festival - Collector, NSW, Australia
Harvest festivals are the essence of traditional rural life. For residents of the small rural community of Collector, the annual Pumpkin Festival celebrates the arrival of another harvest season. And nothing could be more traditional than bringing in the pumpkins after the first autumn frosts and making a bowl of wonderful pumpkin soup or a tray of hot pumpkin scones!!
May 20-30, 2017 Casino Beef Week - Casino, NSW, Australia
One of the most widely known and popular regional festivals, drawing 40,000 people on the main Saturday. This year's festival will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with over 100 events! The extensive program include the Miss Beef Week competition, cattle competitions, entertainment, food stalls, art/craft exhibitions, and a parade.
May 27, 2017 GABS Beer & Food Fest - Sydney, NSW, 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.
June 4-5, 2017 Fantastic Food + Drink Show - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Premium. Gourmet. Handcrafted. Delicious. Unique. Extraordinary. Fantastic. The Fantastic Food + Drink Show is the definitive new TRADE event for the booming specialty food business. Come and see the industries most innovative food and beverage producers showcase their newest creations that are poised to take the industry by storm. This trade expo brings together all the top players in the premium and gourmet food and drink market who are dedicated to producing, marketing, selling and serving foods that are new, unique and of exceptional quality. Be a part of this thriving community of food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft and passion to the foods you sell.
June 4-5, 2017 Naturally Good Expo 2017 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
The natural place for healthy business. Naturally Good Expo is Asia Pacific’s premier business trade event for the natural, organic and healthy products market. It’s the biggest showcase of what’s new and next in retailing and manufacturing natural products: - Natural, Organic and Free From Food & Beverages - Supplements, Vitamins and Herbal Remedies - Natural, Organic and Toxin Free Beauty & Personal Care - Eco Household and Sustainable Living - Naturally Good Expo is the place to source new products, meet suppliers, get expert business advice, improve your industry and product knowledge, and catch up with colleagues and friends. Co-located with Fantastic Food+Drink, the event devoted to premium, gourmet and craft food & beverages.
June 4-5, 2017 Fantastic Food+Drink Show - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Fantastic Food+Drink is the definitive new trade event showcasing food and beverages that are new, unique and of exceptional quality. Come and see the industry's most innovative food and beverage producers showcase their newest creations that are poised to take the industry by storm. If you sell or serve food and drinks you must attend this trade only event. Co-located with Naturally Good Expo, Australia's largest natural, organic and healthy products expo.
June 23-25, 2017 Good Food & Wine Show - Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Good Food & Wine Show is back with a decadent line up of Australia's best food producers, wineries and chefs!
July 1, 2017 Sawtell Chilli Festival - Sawtell, NSW, Australia
Get ready to Turn Up The Heat on the Coffs Coast this July! Australia’s leading chilli product manufacturers and Sawtell Foodies will put a diversity of cuisine on show. If you don’t like chillies, there’s still plenty of non-chilli foods, music and entertainment to choose from.
July 16-19, 2017 foodpro 2017 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Australian Int'l Food Processing Exhibition. Held once every three years, foodpro is a cost effective environment where you can network, sell and promote to thousands of food industry professionals. Showcasing every aspect of the food processing industry, the freshest and most innovative ideas, the latest technologies and the newest developments in food products and services.
July 17-19, 2017 50th Annual AIFST Convention - Sydney, NSW, 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. Co-located with Foodpro 2017.
July 29, 2017 Bankstown Bites - Bankstown, NSW, Australia
Bankstown Bites is not your average food festival. It celebrates the area's rich culinary diversity with the event showcasing a mix of gourmet food stalls, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, live entertainment, children's activities and more.
August 5-6, 2017 Gluten Free Expo - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Annual Gluten Free Expo. The biggest and best gluten free expo in Australia. Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Attendance: 12,000.
August 26-27, 2017 Sweet Expo Sydney - Sydney, NSW, 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!
September 11-14, 2017 Fine Food Australia - Sydney, NSW, 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. (also: www.finefood.com.au/ )
September 23, 2017 Woolgoolga Curryfest - Woolgoolga, NSW, Australia
A celebration of culture and cuisine.
October 1-31, 2017 Sydney Good Food Month - Sydney, NSW, 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.
October 21, 2017 Granny Smith Festival - Ryde, NSW, Australia
The annual Granny Smith Festival celebrates the life and legacy of one of our district’s most famous citizens, Maria Ann Smith - aka Granny Smith - who, back in 1868, ‘accidentally’ grew the first batch of little green apples that bear her name and are now grown all over the world.
October 27-29, 2017 Tastings on Hastings - Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
We are pleased to be showcasing our wine at Tastings on Hastings. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere while you sample gourmet food and beverages from a host of regional suppliers, including us. Join the event to keep up with all the details, see you there! • The Cassegrain & Wicked Elf Oyster Barn - As part of Tastings on Hastings Cassegrain have partnered with the Oyster Barn showcasing stunning oysters supplied by local oyster farmers and expertly matched to Cassegrain wine.
December 31, 2017 Sydney New Year's Eve - Sydney, NSW, Australia
There's no better place to welcome the new year than in Sydney - the New Year's Eve Capital of the World. Be one of the first in the world to welcome the new year as Sydney dazzles you with its world-class event and a spectacular midnight fireworks display. The internationally-loved event on Sydney Harbour brings in more than 1.5 million spectators and is watched by more than one billion viewers across the world.