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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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April 22-May 1, 2017 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 1-31, 2017 Aussie Wine Month - Various, Queensland, 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 18-21, 2017 Noosa Food & Wine Festival Noosa, Queensland, Australia This year’s festival is a celebration of what makes eating and drinking in Australia great. Our chefs are from the best restaurants our country has to offer, who alongside over 50 winemakers have developed a cracking lineup of brunches, dinners, cocktail parties and experiences.
May 19-21, 2017 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 20-21, 2017 - Gluten Free Food Expo - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Royal International Convention 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 28, 2017 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 20-22, 2017 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.
August 4-6, 2017 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 13, 2017 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 23, 2017 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. (also: www.tincanbaytourism.org.au )
October 15, 2017 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 27-29, 2017 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!
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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
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!
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"
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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.
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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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
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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
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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!
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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 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.
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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!