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Food & Wine Festivals 2015 - Sydney & NSW

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Published February 16th 2015
Eat your way to a year filled with food festivals
Get your taste buds excited with these gastronomy events that will certainly awaken your palate and make you crave for more...

Do not forget to add these dates to your calendar and enjoy a very 'bon appetite' year of food festivals!

1. NSW Food & Wine Festival
When: 21-25 February 2015: from 9am
Where: Various venues check website
Cost: Free & Ticketed events
Details: Celebrate fine produce and wine with this tasty festival! Explore the tastes of the state with a range of activities, tastings, masterclasses, talks, demos and plenty more... Click here for website.

2. Taste of Sydney
When: 12- 15 March 2015: Check website for all times
Where: Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park
Cost: Tickets start from $15.29pp See website for all ticket pricing and ticket purchase.
Details: Attending last year's event, I must say this is probably my favourite food festival event in Sydney! With top chefs galore presenting masterclasses, talks, food demo's you certainly get the whole culinary experience. There are plenty of cooking classes, tastings till your palate cannot handle anymore and plenty of stalls to make those yummy purchases... There are plenty of things to see & do with a full foodie experience that celebrates Sydney's unique dining scene. Click here for website.



3. Sweet Patchworks
When: 20 March 2015: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Where: The Goods Line South, Ultimo Pedestrian Network, parallel to Harris & Quay Streets, Ultimo
Cost: Free
Details: Part of the Living in Harmony Festival, the UTS is hosting this outdoor afternoon tea event. There will be tea and coffee (please bring a plate of dessert/snacks to share). There will be plenty of food of course, cultural performances and entertainment. Click here for website.

4. Tasting Asia
When: 8 March 2015
Where: Burwood Rd & Park Ave, Burwood
Cost: Free entrance
Details: This supreme food cultural event is filled with food galore, cultural contents, performances and traditions from Asia to Sydney. Street food and markets promoting each ethnic group will be one of the highlights of the event.

5. Taste Orange at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
When: 1-31 May 2015
Where: Watson Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay
Cost: See website.
Details: In celebration of 'Aussie Wine Month' this event is filled with an array of activities, pop-up wine stalls, masterclasses, Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay and plenty more including prizes to be won...



6. Orange Apple Festival
When: 8- 10 May 2015
Where: Orange see website for venues.
Cost: See website.
Details: Celebrating all things Apple! The festival includes dress ups, arts, apple drive, exhibitions, cooking classes and recipe swap, High Tea, orchid & packing shed tour, apple cider tastings, apple festival fun run, outlets & cellar doors and plenty more... Click here for website.

7. Hunter Valley Wine Festival
When: 20 June 2015
Where: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale
Cost: See website for ticket pricing & purchase.
Details: Within the grounds of the very picturesque Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, the Hunter Valley Wine Festival takes place. Consisting of an extensive array of wine, food, beer and cider on offer. You will certainly be spoilt for choice! There are plenty of activities and entertainment at the festival. See website for all information.

8. Hunter Valley Food & Wine Month
When: 1-30 June 2015
Where: Cessnock, Hunter Valley
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing & purchase.
Details: This very much anticipated annual food event showcases the picturesque region's diverse wine and food culture with a month-long series of themed activities throughout June. There will be interactive classes, chef talks, sessions, masterclasses, cooking demonstrations, and plenty more culinary activities to be enjoyed.



9. Good Food & Wine Show
When: 7-9 August 2015
Where: Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: See website
Details: With over 300 exhibitors, the Sydney Good Food & Wine show is the ultimate place to explore new tastes and excite the taste buds. Sample foods & wine, see live cooking demo's from celebrity chefs and television chefs, book signings, showbags and more... Click here for website.

10. Aroma Festival
When: 1- 31 July 2015
Where: The Rocks, Sydney
Cost: Free entrance
Details: This is undoubtedly one "brewing" event not to be missed. The Rocks Aroma Festival is the biggest coffee festival in the Southern Hemisphere! With a full program of events and activities throughout July, this festival will keep everyone entertained. Click here for website.

11. Cakes Bake & Sweets Show
When: 12- 14 June 2015: 10am-5pm
Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: See website
Details: Australia's biggest event for everything baking and beyond! This is for all the baking, cake decorating, cake lovers! There are plenty of delicious temptations at this event, with one-of-a-kind event packed with celebrity demos, classes, interactive workshops, market stalls, shopping, tasty treat tastings and plenty more...

12. Orange Wine Festival
When: 16 October 2015 1 November 2015
Where: Venues across Orange See website.
Cost: See website.
Details: This is one 'wine central' event not to be missed! Meet the maker of the Wine in the Vines country tour, progressive-style lunch where food and wine lovers can be coached around a number of cellar doors, plenty of activities and entertainment to be enjoyed. See website for all information.
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When: 12 February 2015- 1 November 2015
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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