Details: This festival will take you on a journey of beer and food discovery. There will be over 60 breweries, cider makers, gourmet food stalls, distilleries, pop-ups, stalls, masterclasses, demonstrations, live entertainment, over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails, and wines, beer & food pairing, tasting & sampling, games, activities, and more. Click here for the website.
2. St Kilda Beach Curry Fest When: Sunday, 2 March 2020: 11am-9pm Where: St Kilda Beach Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural foodie festival will showcase scrumptious and possibly the best Indian Sub Continental food. There will be stalls, pop-ups, tasting & sampling, gourmet food vendors, live music, cultural performances, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Details: This annual festival will celebrate local produce and local talent. There will be market stalls, food court, entertainment, carnival festivities, kids activities, apple stalls, cider, wine, fruit, and produce, pet parade, art show, cooking demonstrations, Show-n-Shine Car Show in James Park, roving performers, performances, and more. Click here for the website.
4. Wine and Cheese Fest
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Where: The Timber Yard, 351 Plummer St, Port Melbourne
Cost: Tickets range from $50-$150pp
Details: This wine and cheese festival will showcase good wine, good cheese, local wine and cider makers, cheese producers, local beer brewers, smallgoods producers, pop-ups, stalls, tasting & sampling, live jazz music, entertainment, DJs, competitions, prizes to be won, cheese making masterclasses, wine tasting masterclasses, demonstrations, and more. Click here for the website.
5. Meet the Creators: Women in Wine
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: 12pm-4pm
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda St, Melbourne
Details: This event has teamed up with Australia's finest wine connoisseurs creating six courses paired with wine and plate. There will also be special guests, scrumptious dishes, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.
6. Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Where: Bacchus Marsh
Cost: Free & ticketed events.
Details: The Harvest Festival will celebrate fresh apples, pears, and quinces. There will also be opportunities to meet the growers, tour local farms, taste local produce, pick your own fruit opportunities, exhibitions, tasting & sampling, pop-ups, market stalls, entertainment, family-friendly activities, competitions, workshops, live music, food trucks, and more. Click here for the website.
7. Herb and Chilli Festival
When: Saturday, 14 & 15 March 2020
Where: 125 Quayle Rd, Wandin
Cost: Adults: $26pp, Concession: $20pp, Children under 14yrs: Free & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $70 per family. Weekend Pass tickets see website.
Details: This two-day festival will celebrate all things herbs and chilli. There will be pop-ups, stalls, tasting & sampling, opportunities to meet passionate producers, demonstrations, talks, live music, dance, entertainment, competitions, family-friendly activities, food trucks & stalls, and more. Click here for the website.
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8. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
When: Friday, 19-29 March 2020
Where: Various locations across Melbourne and surrounds
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This festival is an annual state-wide celebration of Victoria's food and wine industry. There will be a jam-packed program of free & ticketed events, including tasting & sampling, demonstrations, workshops, masterclasses, food & wine pairing events, market stalls, pop-ups, celebrity chefs, special guests, talks, food & wine trails, food & wine crawls, lunch & dinner events, and more. Click here for the website.
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9. Sichuan Snack Fair
When: Sunday, 22 March 2020: 11am-5pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market, Cnr Elizabeth & Victoria Roads, Melbourne
Details: There will be pop-ups, tasting & sampling, demonstrations, food talks, hot food, entertainment, stalls, and more. Click here for the website.
10. Lara Food & Wine Festival
When: Sunday, 22 March 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Pirra Homestead, Windermere Rd, Lara
Details: There will be a showcase of diverse ranges of quality food and wine produced in the Lara region, tasting & sampling, demonstrations, pop-ups, stalls, exhibitors including local wine and cheese makers, competitions, gourmet food, family-friendly activities, displays, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Lara Food & Wine Festival Facebook
11. Fromage a Trois - Cheese Festival
When: Sunday, 22 March 2020: 11am-6pm
Where: Werribee Park, Gate 2, K Road, Werribee South
Cost: Adults: $33pp & Children under 14yrs: Free
Details: Cheese lovers you will be in for a treat at this Festival! There will be pop-ups, sampling & tasting, stalls, local produce, artisan cheeses, handcrafted wine, beer, cider and spirits, demonstrations, food trucks, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.
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