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Food & Wine Events

CERES Harvest Festival

Multicultural community food festival with live music, crafts, workshops, performances.

10am to 3pm, 21st March 2015

CERES Environmental Park, 8 Lee Street, East Brunswick -

Free Enquiries: (03) 9387 2609
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Woodend Winter Arts Festival

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival showcases music, literature and the visual arts in intimate historical venues over three pleasurable days.

6th to 8th June 2015 (tbc)

Woodend -

Enquiries: (03) 9842 9740
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Kilcunda Lobster Festival

Lobster sales, lobster spinning wheel, amusement rides, roaming clown, food, wine & market stalls, live country music, animal farm, a great day out. The festival is held next to what White Hat considers to be one of the most atmospheric locations for a caravan park in Victoria.

from 9am, Sunday 24th January 2016 (tbc)

Foreshore, Kilcunda - (Mel ref 612 R11)

Enquiries: (03) 5678 7297
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Lara Food & Wine Festival

Join us in tasting an array of produce. All from over 60 of our regions gourmet food and wine producers. Bring a rug and picnic on the lawns of the historic Pirra Homestead. White Hat suggests you bring a picnic rug.

Sunday 27th March 2016 (tbc)

Pirra Homestead, 108 Windermere Road,Lara (45 mins from Melb CBD) -

Enquiries: (03) 5282 2725
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Forthcoming Events

These events are ones which have run in the past and we expect to run in the future. As yet we do not have confirmed details, dates and contact details. To be informed of those details when they become available you can subscribe to our newsletter "Great things to do in Melbourne".

Dromana Strawberry Festival

With family entertainment, Devonshire teas, activities and everything strawberry.
January 2013 ? Dromana Recreation Reserve, Pier St, Dromana

Tastes of Rutherglen

Food, entertainment and wineries.
March 2012 ? Rutherglen

Taste of Tatura Food and Wine Festival

Food, wine, music and children's entertainment.
March 2012 ? Mactier Park, Tatura

Anderson's Mill Food, Wine & Jazz Festival

The Anderson's Mill Festival is a showcase for the excellent food, wine, and music of the region. An eclectic mix of local produce, boutique wineries, entertaining music, arts and crafts, heritage artisans, mill tours and kids entertainment. Magnificent setting of the majestic bluestone mill and picturesque valley.
April 2012 ? Anderson's Mill, Smeaton (near Ballarat)

Talbot Yabbie Festival

A community festival with a special emphasis on the yabbie with food wine, entertainment and stalls.
March 2012 ? Talbot

Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival

The 14th Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival, showcasing the best of the best fiery food makers from across Australia. Details at Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival. Live music, chilli cookoff, shoot n holler food & wine tastings.
March 2014 ? Sandown Racecourse, 591-659 Princes Hwy Springvale

Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival

An annual festival featuring outdoor jazz performances, wine and food.
February 2012 ? Wineries throughout the Yarra Valley.

Peninsula Pinot Festival

A wine event as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
March 2012 ? Flinders foreshore

Riverboats, Jazz, Food & Wine Festival

Ceelebrate Monte Carlo on the Murray with paddlesteamers, jazz and fresh contemporary food.
February 2012 ? Echuca-Moama

Timboon Railway Music Festival

'Jazz on the Rail' with music and fine dining.
March 2013 ? Timboon

Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock

Food & wine producers from throughout Victoria display their wares. Cooking demonstrations and other activities. Bring a picnic blanket and relax under the gum trees.
February 2013 ? Hanging Rock

JAWS (Jazz, Art, Wine & Seafood) Festival

Jazz, local wines & seafood.
April 2012 ? Queenscliff

Winery Walkabout Weekend

A number of notable wineries and other venues celebrating winemaking in the region.
June 2012 ? Corowa & Rutherglen

Kellybrook Cider Festival

Celebrating cider and all things from the west of England. Morris dancers, folk music, ploughman and squatters lunches. Sales and tastings of fresh apple juice, cider and scrumpy and information on making your own cider. White Hat notes that no BYO alcohol is allowed (which is what you would expect at a winery) but that also no picnics or BYO food is allowed so that may make quite a differebce if you were planning to take a family along inFull information at Kellybrook Cider Festival
May 2014 ? Fulford Road, Wonga Park

Earthbeat Mildura Wentworth Music Festival

This event (previously known as the Sunraysia Jazz and Wine Festival) features traditional and mainstream jazz in a variety of venues and wineries in the Mildura area.
November 2012 ? Mildura

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Foodies rejoice! The delicious 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will see every corner of the city hosting a lip-smacking lunch, a food-lover’s fiesta or a mouth-watering master class. Enjoy canapés and cocktails on a city rooftop or something lazy and leisurely in the city laneways.
March 2012 ? Various locations around Melbourne & Victoria

Annual Thai Culture and Food Festival - Songkran

Come and join the Thai Community celebrate Thai New Year.
March 2012 ? Federation Square

Salt and Seaweed Festival

An annual community festival feeaturing eating out in Sorrento and Portsea.
March 2012 ? Main Street, Sorrento

Melbourne Cheese Show

The annual Australian Speciality Cheese Show is a celebration of all things cheese. Cheese lovers have the chance to sample some of the best Australian cheeses, meet the cheesemakers and learn about the cheesemaking process. Entry is $15 at the door. Your ticket includes unlimited cheese tasting, cheese demonstrations (think live mozzarella stretching!) and cheese matching classes (honey, tea and chocolate). Cheese platters, beer, wine and take-home cheeses will be available for sale.
August 2013 ? Ormond Hall, 557 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda

Queenscliff Seafood Feast

Celebrate the best of seafood at Princess Park. White Hat feels that the humble bay flathead can hold its own with any of its fancier cousins.
April 2012 ? Queenscliff

Echuca-Moama Autumn Harvest Festival

Celebrating local wine, food and produce
March 2012 ? Echuca-Moama

Organic Expo

The Annual Organic Expo featuring the Green Show. The Organic Expo alternates between Sydney and Melbourne annually. It is back in Melbourne in 2009 and Sydney in 2010.

  • Oceania's leading and largest Organic & Green show
  • Consumer and Trade Show
  • Highlighting certified organic and environmentally friendly products and services
  • 8,000 - 10,000 enthusiastic attendees (estimated)
  • Complete Lifestyle show with 200+ exhibitors (estimated)
  • Full trade day - Friday 24th July
  • Industry and government endorsement
  • Celebrities, Industry Professionals & Experts
  • Exciting trade & public demonstration and seminar programs
July 2012 Royal Exhibition Building

Jindi Cheese Harvest of Gippsland

Over 100 Gippsland based food and wine exhibitors will be showcasing their unique produce at the 2009 Jindi cheese harvest of Gippsland to be held at Lardner Park Warragul. Ross Wilson and the urban legends are performing live on stage supported by acoustic rock band Distance. Cooking demonstrations are featured throughout the day. $20 adults includes tasting glass & produce bag children U16 free
March 2012 ? Lardner Park, Warragul

Between the Bays Music Festival

The Between the Bays Music Festival combines a festival of rock & pop music with a showcase for local foods & wines.
February 2013 ? Penbank School, Rickards Road, Moorooduc

Beekeeping and Honey Festival

Beekeeping requirements, honey tastings and sales.
March 2012 ? Jadran Social Club, 35 Duncans Lane, Diggers Rest

Main Street Mornington Festival

The Main Street Festival brings together wine, food, music, art, entertainment, shopping and fun. There will be ninety exhibitors - growers of fresh seasonal produce, delicious food and a large selection of wine makers. In addition there will be two stages incorporating local Peninsula based bands, a community stage as well as roving artists and musicians. Local art will also be a feature with a selection of artists demonstrating their skills and a children's arcade will be in Blake Street providing entertainment throughout the day.
October 2012 ? Main Street, Mornington

Collingwood Harvest Festival

Collingwood Harvest Festival is a free annual event. More than 1,000 people are attracted each year by entertainment, food and booths that with the diversity of their offerings celebrate a wide-ranging and multi-cultural community. The festival is motivated by an ethos of positive, pro-active development in which working and learning together as a community is integral. Come enjoy the food, the stalls and the music as a welcome guest of Collingwood Harvest Festival, in appreciation of the liveliness of our diverse community. The gates will be open to all with the temptation of vegetarian and halal cuisine, community-oriented activities and rockin’ local music.
March 2014 ? Collingwood Community Estate, Harmsworth Street, Collingwood

Brown Brothers Easter Festival

Food, wine, jazz and family entertainment.
Easter 2012 ? Brown Brothers Miliwa Vineyard, Miliwa

Peninsula Piers and Pinots

Entertainment, wine tasting, live music and yacht racing. White Hat enjoys a pinot that has developed through a mild autumn, so you might also enjoy a mild autumn day (Huey permitting) on the peninsula with a glass of local pinot in hand.
March 2012 ? Flinders Foreshore adjacent to Pier , Flinders

Tastes of Prom Country

Join us to celebrate the diverse food, wine, music and arts that are Prom Country. Experience the finest wines Prom Country has to offer, the highest quality extra-virgin olive oil, natural handmade soaps, farm fresh produce, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, breads and baked treats, prize winning preserves, gourmet cheeses, native Australian bush-food and many more edible treats
January 2012 ? War Memorial Arts Centre, Foster

Bright 'n' Sandy Food & Wine Festival

Celebrity chefs, local restaurateurs and premium wine retailers come together to present a gastronomical feast for the tastebuds. The best of Bayside will be available for tasting and purchase. It is held at picturesque Green Point, Brighton. This is opposite the Brighton Beach Station. A free bus will also travel throughout Bayside (ring the number below for times and collection points.
March 2012 ? Green Point, Brighton

Grampians Grape Escape - the Food and Wine Festival

An annual food and wine festival in the evocative setting of The Grampians. Full details at Grampians Grape Escape
May 2013 ? Halls Gap Recreation Reserve

Victoria's Annual Olive Festival

Enjoy a day among the olive trees and experience Food, Wine and olives at Victoria's Annual Olive Festival. Cooking demonstrations running throughout the day, entertainment, food and much more located just 25 minutes along the Western Highway, werribee exit and follow the signs.
November 2012 ? Mt Atkinson Olive Grove, 261 Greigs Rd,, Rockbank

Summer In The Vines

Experience the very best of food, wine and entertainment for the entire family.
January 2012 ? Morning Star Estate, 2 Sunnyside Road, Mt Eliza
These events are ones which have run in the past and we expect to run in the future. As yet we do not have confirmed details, dates and contact details. To be informed of those details when they become available you can subscribe to our newsletter "Great things to do in Melbourne".

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