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2020 Queensland, Australia 2020
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
see also: 2021  -  2019  -  2016  -  2015

January 17-19, 2020  Ginger Flower & Food Festival
Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
The annual Ginger Flower & Food Festival is one of Australia’s premier events showcasing the largest and most exquisite range of ornamental gingers and heliconias under one roof.

March 7-8, 2020 - Apple & Grape Harvest Festival 2020
Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia
The festival, held biennially, is a celebration of the Granite Belt region's produce and booming wine industry. Arguably Australia's leading harvest festival, it has a successful track record spanning four decades.


March 26-29, 2020
Feast of the Senses
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
North Queensland’s premier tropical food event!  Showcasing our amazing variety of exotic ultra-tropical Fruits and Produce it is like no other festival in Australia and is truly a feast for all of your senses!  Tropical produce is the hero of the festival and over the 10 day program visitors will be able to see, touch, taste, and smell the amazing fruit and food that comes from this vibrant region.  Held in March each year the optimal time to showcase the over 100 varieties of exotic fruit this region produces. The festival also provides an economic boost for the region in a traditionally low tourist season time.

April 8-12, 2020  Gladstone Harbour Festival
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
The 58th annual Gladstone Harbour Festival program once again enticed, excited and engaged the Gladstone community and visitors to the region.  2018’s program includes a fantastic variety of quality entertainment on the GPC Marina Main Stage each night, fun rides for the kids, mardi gras, a great selection of tasty food court treats, Marina Markets, fabulous fireworks displays and plenty of novelty events and attractions.

April 22, 2020  Earth Day - Worldwide

May 16-20, 2020  Noosa Food & Wine Festival
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Celebrate great Australian food, wine and lifestyle in one of Australia’s leading food destinations, Noosa. We're excited to bring back some great events including the Tipis on Noosa Main Beach, the Long Lunch on Hastings Street, Hinterland Food Trails, events in Noosa's best restaurants and an exciting Festival Village!

May 17, 2020  Hampton Festival - Hampton, Queensland, Australia
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Perched high atop the escarpment in south east Queensland, the tiny hamlet of Hampton is known for its abundance and rich diversity of fresh produce and cottage providores.  Come May, the region plays home to the annual Hampton Festival – a celebration of the area’s many attributes including fresh regional produce and unique gourmet industries.  The aroma of fresh dishes being cooked and the sweet smell of regional fruits and produce has now become synonymous with the Festival which features live cooking demonstrations, farm trails, long lunches, talks with growers, gourmet market stalls and much more.

May 29-31, 2020  Annual Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
Goomeri, Queensland, Australia
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Featuring The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll!  The annual festival is held on the last Sunday in May. Enjoy a fun filled day with great entertainment, fun novelty competitions, delicious food and friendly country hospitality.  Attendance: 17,000.

June -, 2020  Gluten Free Food Expo - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.  The Gluten Free Food Expo is presented by Coeliac Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation established in 1974 to assist and support people who are diagnosed as requiring a gluten free diet for life.

June -, 2020  Mackay Regional Show - Mackay, Queensland, Australia
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Mackay & District Agricultural, Pastoral & Industrial Association.  The Mackay Regional Show is one of the premier events in regional Central Queensland, attracting significant urban and rural patronage, as well as generating an enormous economic benefit to the local community.  Three days of non-stop entertainment is scheduled, with interesting displays and exhibits, along with the ever popular Sideshow Alley.  A range of top quality Entertainment is scheduled for the Ring, including the night time Fireworks Spectacular.

June 27, 2020  Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest
Kenilworth, Queensland, Australia

July 10-11, 2020  Whisky Live - Brisbane, Queensland, 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 26, 2020  GABS Beer & Food Fest
Brisbane, Queensland, 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. 

October 3-4, 2020 - Australian Camp Oven Festival 2020
Millmerran, Queensland, Australia
A relaxed, fun filled weekend for the whole family, celebrating our rural heritage and a time when life was a little less hectic, when skill, craftsmanship, entertainment and cooking all took time, but when the results were always worth the wait. Held every other year.

October 23-25, 2020  Good Food & Wine Show
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The Good Food & Wine Show is back with a decadent line up of Australia's best food producers, wineries and chefs!

November 29-December 4, 2020  National Soil Science Conference
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
SOIL: The key to the Past, the Present and the Future.  Sustainable soil management is one of the key environmental, social and economic issues facing the world today. Increasing global population, globalisation of markets, reducing soil fertility and increasing mechanisation combine to place greater pressure on soil resources.  If the world’s soil resources are to meet future human needs we must plan for and adapt to changes. To achieve greater sustainability of soil resources we need to explore the lessons of the past, reflect on the present and develop concrete plans and goals for the future. This represents a challenge for decision making at all levels, from individuals to governments.  These decisions must be underpinned with quality science and first hand experiences from land management.

2021 Queensland, Australia 2021
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

April 11-13, 2021  Poultry Information Exchange and Australasian Milling Conference 2021 - Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
PIX/AMC 2021, at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.  AUSTRALASIAN MILLING CONFERENCE (AMC) is the leading conference for feed and flour millers held biennually in Australia. It will draw delegates from Australia, New Zealand and countries in the South Pacific and South East Asia. There will be over 350 delegates from flour and feed milling companies as well as many service providers.  POULTRY INFORMATION EXCHANGE (PIX) provides a forum for the exchange of information, and now enjoys the reputation of being the premier Australian industry event of the poultry industry calendar. Each year PIX has grown, in size, concept and stature, so that it now hosts over 1000 delegates from every segment of the industry.

April 30-May 3, 2021  Gayndah Orange Festival
Gayndah, Queensland, Australia
A biennial festival--activities include a wine, cheese & art show; parade, entertainment, cook-off, garden tour, rodeo, and citrus packing, throwing and eating competitions.

May 2-8, 2021  Beef Australia 2021 - Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Australia's national beef exposition is one of the world's great beef cattle events and is held just once every three years in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

June 26, 2021  Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest 2021
Kenilworth, Queensland, Australia
Festival focused on local cheeses, wines and food. Featuring the Kenilworth Cheese Rolling Contest, a produce market, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and held in Kenilworth Public Park.

2019 Queensland, Australia 2019
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
these events waiting for new dates

February 14-17, 2019  Chinchilla Melon Festival
Chiinchilla, Queensland, Australia
Known as the ‘Melon Capital’ of Australia, Chinchilla produces a quarter of Australia’s melons and celebrates the fact biennially in February. Join with the locals for some hilarious fun and festivities as events, such as melon skiing, melon iron man, melon bungee, melon bullseye, pip spitting and melon tossing, get into full throw.

June 2, 2019  Gladstone Ecofest 2019
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Ecofest is an annual environmental festival established to celebrate World Environment Day. It aims to promote positive environmental actions in the Gladstone Region and improve environmental awareness within the community. Ecofest links people with environmental products and services whilst being a fun, interactive family event.

August 2-4, 2019 - Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races
Tara, Queensland, Australia
Tara Futures Group present the Tara Festival of Culture and it's accompanying 2 days of quality camel racing. A 'Festival of the Orient' on the Friday night will feature entertainment including Lion Dancer and cuisine with an Oriental/Asian influence and a monster fireworks display guaranteed to excite the child in everyone.

August 11, 2019  Hervey Bay Seafood Festival
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Held every year at the Urangan Boat Harbour, the festival offers an extensive menu of seafood provided by the local commercial fishing industry, live music, exhibits, fish talks, seafood demos & taste tests, and the Chefs of the Sea Cook Off.

August 12-13, 2019  Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival
Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia
Bring the kids along to this fun festival as there are heaps of things for the kids to do including an animal farm, camel rides, playground and skate park.  Come down and relax in the food and beer tent and try a huge range of local beers and delicious seafood. Watch the festival from the most comfortable place here, and the only location with a liquor licence.  You will be entertained all day with the wide array of live entertainment including belly dancers, live music and kids callisthenic performances. So sit back and relax as you enjoy some live music whilst you enjoy the best seafood in Australia

September 21-22, 2019  Bowen Fishing Classic
Bowen, Queensland, Australia
The biggest family fishing competition in the country. Held along Bowen's Front Beach at the Soundshell and Festival Park, the event not only offers anglers the chance to compete for a host of fantastic prizes - it provides the whole family with the opportunity to play and be entertained over an entire weekend at the Top of the Whitsundays.

October 12, 2019  Tastes of the Tablelands Gourmet Dinner
Atherton, Queensland, Australia
This event will showcase the best wines, coffees, cheeses, chocolates and other local produce that this wonderful region produces.

November 8-10, 2019  Cake Bake & Sweets Show
Sydney, Queensland, 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!


2016 Queensland, Australia 2016
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
these events waiting for new dates

April 10-12, 2016  Fine Food Queensland 2016
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland’s largest food, drink, catering and hospitality trade event for the retail, foodservice and hospitality industries.

April 10-12, 2016  The World’s Richest Barista Competition
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
$50,000 PRIZE up for grabs in the 2016 World's Richest Barista Competition.  This event will take place at Fine Food QLD Brisbane.  Taking place over the 3 days teams of baristas from around the world will battle it out on stage to take home the prizes in the World’s Richest Barista Competition.  The challenge is designed to reproduce the pressure of what happens in great espresso bars around the world. Under pressure, baristas must co-operate as a team to ensure the three things that matter to coffee customers; fast service and excellent presentation whilst maintaining quality.  It’s a dynamic format that gives the judges, competitors and audience instant results. It’s a colourful and energetic display of talent from some of the world’s most accomplished baristas.

May 11, 2016  Café Biz Expo - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Cafe Biz Expo provides the link for your business to connect, display and market directly to a targeted audience. Engage and network with key industry decision makers across the whole Out of Home market. Whether you are new to the industry or an established company looking to build brand awareness and launch new products Café Biz is the event to include in your marketing plans

July 14-15, 2016 - 4th International Conference on Plant Genomics 2016
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Plant Genomics 2016 aims in gathering renowned scientists, professors and research professionals across the globe under a single roof, where they discuss the research, achievements and advancements in this field. This conference will lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and major milestones in the field of Plant Genomics. The theme of the conference is "Frontiers in plant genomics: From discovery to applications"


2015 Queensland, Australia 2015
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

these events waiting for new dates

June 25-27, 2015  AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence - Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
As the single largest gathering of growers, researchers and supply-chain representatives from across the industry, a vast array of exhibitions will be on display, offering information and updates on all areas of the horticulture industry.

October 25, 2015  Gladstone Region Seafood Festival
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
The 2015 Gladstone Seafood Festival promises to deliver an abundance of fresh Queensland Seafood, fantastic live music, bar, rides for the kids, cooking demonstrations by our celebrity chef Alastair McLeod and much more!




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