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2015 Queensland, Australia 2015
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
(see also: 2016 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009)

January 23-25, 2015  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.


February 12-15, 2015  Chinchilla Melon Festival 2015
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.

March 21-29, 2015  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 4, 2015  Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest
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.

April 15-19, 2015  Barossa Vintage Festival 2015
Tanunda, South Australia, Australia
A week-long celebration of Australia's most famous wine region. First held in 1947, this biennial event has grown to become the largest and longest running wine festival in Australia.

April 22, 2015  Earth Day - Worldwide

May 1-31, 2015  Aussie Wine Month, Australia
Aussie Wine Month puts the fun into exploring the country’s fine wine and food. With events unfolding around Australia, including vineyard concerts and bicycle tours of wine regions, visitors can head off the beaten track or let the wine come to them at a major city event.


May 4-9, 2015  Beef Australia 2015
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.

May 17 , 2015  Hampton Festival
Hampton, Queensland, Australia
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 23-24, 2015  The World’s Richest Barista Competition
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Held at Cafe Biz Expo: World’s Richest Barista Competition Sponsored by Devondale.  • $50,000 PRIZE POOL • Teams of 4 Baristas • Head to Head bouts • Local & International Competitors • Two teams fight each other simultaneously placing their respective drinks side by side to be judged • Each team must aim to serve all of the drinks on the beverage order cards in the allotted time with as much art and taste as possible • The beverage request will be across 9 categories.   Taking place over the two days of Café Biz, 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. Only the best will survive.  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.

May 23-24, 2015  Café Biz Expo
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.  • Exhibit • Attend • Learn • Live demonstrations • Workshops • World famous baristas • Latte art • Product testing • New innovations for cafe • Taste, Test, Purchase.  Café Biz Expo is essential for everyone in this vibrant café industry. Tailored to owners and managers of cafes, baristas, chefs and all other facets of the cafe industry. Visitors to this year’s event will discover new products and services, experience new and innovative café ideas and see Australian and world champion baristas all under one roof.  Key Categories: • Beverage • Equipment • Food • Packaging • Machinery • Professional Services • Supply Chain • Technology • Training & Education • Cleaning/Hygiene. See also: World's Richest Barista Competition.

June 12-14, 2015  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!

July 31-August 2, 2015
Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races 2015
Tara, Queensland, Australia
Tara Futures Group present the 2015 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 21-22, 2015  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.


2016 Queensland, Australia 2016
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

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. (also: )


2014 Queensland, Australia 2014
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
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March 7-9, 2014  Apple & Grape Harvest Festival 2014
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.

April 11-12, 2014  Whisky Live - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Whisky Live is the whisky tasting and sampling event of the year, taking place from London to Tokyo, Paris to Glasgow.

April 22, 2014  Earth Day - Worldwide

April 27-May 4, 2014  Tasting Australia 2014
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Tasting Australia is the most significant event of its kind, showcasing the very best the nation has to offer in food, wine, beer, gastronomic discussion, hospitality, travel and lifestyle.

May 8, 2014  Camp Quality Supper Club - Tales of the City
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Let yourself go in your city for one night. Join Camp Quality’s Supper Club - Tales of the City.  Experience elegance, fine dining and the party of the season – all on a night to remember.  Held on the same night across five capital cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra), guests will be treated to an exclusive private dining event at one of Australia’s finest and highly-awarded restaurants.  After dinner, a secret location awaits for you to celebrate the night away.  Help create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.  These events raise the much needed funds to help families with a newly diagnosed child access much needed services throughout their cancer journey, by gaining confidence, building resilience and making supportive friendships.

May 15-18, 2014  Noosa Food & Wine Festival
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Recognised as the premier food and wine event in Australia, the Festival boasts an influential line-up of over 150 leading chefs, iconic winemakers, high profile food and wine media, restaurateurs and serious foodies.

May 23-24, 2014  2nd Annual Agricultural Exhibition
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Brought to you by CANEGROWERS Mackay.  The event last year attracted 88 agricultural and agriculturally aligned businesses and services, as well as community groups and organisations servicing our rural communities across our target regions - Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday.  We have redesigned the shape of our event this year and increased our promotional stretch and engagement with not only potential commercial rural business, but also through regional networks including the three target regions’ councils and their economic development staff. As well we are working closely with the State Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.

May 23-24, 2014  Gluten Free Food Expo
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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.

May 25, 2014  Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
Goomeri, Queensland, Australia
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: 12,000.

May 25-27, 2014  13th Australasian Milling Conference
Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
The AMC is the leading conference and exhibition for feed and flour millers held biannually in Australia, drawing delegates from Australia, New Zealand and countries in the South Pacific and South East Asia.

June 19-21, 2014  AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence
Cairns, 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.

July 31, 2014  Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s Chefs in the North Dinner
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Fine food, fine music and a lyrical tropical setting – the Chefs in the North dinner provides a brilliant start to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. One of the most sought-after events of the year, the 2014 Chefs in the North dinner will be hosted by Australian cook, food author, restaurateur and food manufacturer, the fabulous Maggie Beer AM. Ticket price: $300

August 10, 2014  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.

September 27, 2014  Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival
Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia
The festival program is jam packed with entertainment for all the family--great food, seafood cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, arts and crafts, Waiters Race, and prawn eating & mullet throwing competitions.

October 4-5, 2014  Australian Camp Oven Festival 2014
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 17-19, 2014  Good Food & Wine Show 2014
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sample an indulgent array of produce, discover a world of  new tastes and flavours, watch free live demonstrations from celebrity chefs, and try hands-on activities at the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show

October 19, 2014  Tastes of the Tablelands
Atherton, Queensland, Australia
This event will showcase the best wines, coffees, cheeses, chocolates and other local produce that this wonderful region produces.


2013 Queensland, Australia 2013
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October 13, 2013  Yugambeh Corroboree
Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
The Yugambeh Corroboree is a celebration of indigenous food, language, song and art from the Yugambeh language region. The event includes Aboriginal craft workshops, traditional indigenous games for children, traditional cooking food displays, face-painting, language displays and activities, song workshops, dancers, string-making, and boomerang painting.


2012 Queensland, Australia 2012
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
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July 13-22, 2012  Broadbeach Restaurant Week
Broadbeach Precinct, Queensland, Australia
Customers will have the opportunity to dine in participating Broadbeach restaurants which will all offer three course set price dinners over 10 Massive nights!


2011 Queensland, Australia 2011
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
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May 19-20, 2011  Mackay Regional Sugar Festival
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
The festival was initiated by Mackay Canegrowers to both educate and entertain regional residents in and out of the cane industry. It includes golf and fishing tournaments, a parade, art competition, and BSES Field Days at the Kowai Station with exhibits on the latest sugarcane industry research and technology.

June 10-13, 2011  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.

September 3-18, 2011  Tastes of Gold Coast
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
The finest examples of regional produce, seafood, wines and brews will be on offer during the annual Tastes of Gold Coast festival.


2010 Queensland, Australia 2010
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
these events waiting for new dates

September 12, 2010  Annual Gladstone Seafood Festival
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

October 16-17, 2010  Bowen Cultural & Seafood Festival
Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Seaside location, local fresh seafood, endless activities with community participation & brilliant live performances with a mix of cultural awareness; how could you ask for a better way to spend your weekend!


2009 Queensland, Australia 2009
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
these events waiting for new dates

September 4, 2009  Burleigh Brewing Co Local Flavor Festival - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
As a part of this years Tastes of Gold Coast Festival, Burleigh Brewing Company is hosting our very own LOCAL FLAVOUR FESTIVAL right here at the Brewery.



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