2018 Queensland, Australia 2018
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
see also: 2019 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011
January 19-21, 2018 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 14-17, 2018 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.
February 23-March 4, 2018
Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
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 22-27, 2018
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.
March 28-April 1, 2018 - Gladstone Harbour Festival
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
The 56th 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.
March 31, 2018 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 22, 2018 Earth Day - Worldwide
May 6-12, 2018 - Beef Australia 2018 - 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 18-20, 2018 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 19-20, 2018
Noosa Food & Wine Festival
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
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 26-27, 2018 Gluten Free Food Expo - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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.
May 27, 2018 22nd Annual 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.
June 3, 2018 Gladstone Ecofest 2018 - 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.
June 3-5, 2018
Poultry Information Exchange and Australasian Milling Conference 2018
Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
PIX/AMC 2018, 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.
June 19-21, 2018 Mackay Regional Show - Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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 22-23, 2018 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.
August 12, 2018 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 22-23, 2018 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.
September 23, 2018 Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival
Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia
CANCELLED FOR 2018. Please note: The 2018 Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival has been cancelled. Please check back in 2019 for more details.
October 6-7, 2018 - Australian Camp Oven Festival
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 14, 2018 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.
October 26-28, 2018 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 23-25, 2018 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!
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.