Top 3 Wacky Food Events in Australia

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Posted 2023-07-05 by Lesley Mitchellfollow
Australians love food events, lockdown hit us pretty hard and we are ready to celebrate again. Want to call yourself a true Aussie?

Here are the top three events you simply must know about if you are a true Aussie.

Traveller, visitor, tourist: no problems, these things are for you to share in as well, go home with an incredibly Aussie experience.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, Queensland
In an absolute celebration of this lovely golden vegetable

Goomeri in the Gympie Region, celebrate all things pumpkin, including the great Australian pumpkin roll where the participants will have to roll pumpkins all the way down the hill across the road and up into a gully the next side.
Image from the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Facebook page

They also celebrate the Pumpkin Power Shot Put and Pumpkin Pull hauling a sled of pumpkins. The festival continues with lots of creative cooking demonstrations and culminates with the fabulous orange is the new black ball.
Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Facebook page

Chinchilla Melon Festival, Queensland
If you love all things melons, this festival is for you
Image from the Chinchilla melon Festival Facebook page

In February every year at chinchilla in the Darling Downs, west of Brisbane you will find the chinchilla melon festival.

Events such as watermelon skiing, Pip spitting and melon skating are all part of this fun festival, there is even a slippery watermelon obstacle course and a chariot race using vehicles made out of melon packing cartons.
Chinchilla Melon Festival on Facebook

The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph
Held in Merbein (Mildura)

Aussies are well known for their incredible love of vanilla slices, some of them travelling hundreds of kilometres for the promise of a delicious slice.
image from the great Australian vanilla slice Triumph website

Those that are true dedicated vanilla slice lovers know this has been a culinary staple for decades and will flock to this fun festival to determine who is the winner of the best vanilla slice in Australia each year.
Bakers come from wide and far to show off their slices and hopefully when the owner of the best vanilla slice.
The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph

As a visitor you get to Sample these amazing delights and help choose the best vanilla slice in Australia.
What is your favourite or have you discovered another wacky food event use the comments box to share with us.

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