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2016 Queensland, Australia 2016
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
see also: 2017 - 2018 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

January 22-24, 2016  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 26-March 6, 2016
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 11-20, 2016  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 26, 2016  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 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.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide


May 1-31, 2016
Aussie Wine Month
Various, Queensland, 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 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

May 14-15, 2016  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 15, 2016  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 17-19, 2016  PMA Fresh Connections
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Conference & Trade Show. The Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand invites you to network with industry colleagues and supply chain partners, gain the most current insight on global trends, and enhance your competitive position.

May 19-22, 2016  Noosa Food & Wine Festival
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival scheduled for May 19-22, 2016 will not be staged. Stay tuned for information on the 2017 festival, our Chilli Members will be the first to know.

May 29, 2016  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 29-31, 2016  Poultry Information Exchange and Australasian Milling Conference
Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
PIX/AMC 2016, 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. AMC 2016, will be the 14th conference and 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. It is the 27th time PIX has been held, 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 3-5, 2016  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!

June 21-23, 2016  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.

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"

August 19-20, 2016  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.

October 1-2, 2016  Australian Camp Oven Festival 2016
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 28-30, 2016  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!

December 10, 2016  Terra Madre Day - International
Slow Food convivia and Terra Madre food communities celebrate eating locally each year on the association's birthday.


2017 Queensland, Australia 2017
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

February 16-19, 2017  Chinchilla Melon Festival 2017
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.


2018 Queensland, Australia 2018
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

May 4-9, 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.


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

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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.

May 4-9, 2015  Beef Australia 2015
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Next event is in 2018.  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 7, 2015  Camp Quality Supper Club - Art of Dining
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
After eleven years, countless laughs and millions of dollars raised; Camp Quality Supper Club will not be returning in 2016.

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.

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 9, 2015  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 26, 2015  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 18, 2015  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 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!


2014 Queensland, Australia 2014
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos

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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 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.

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


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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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

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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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