Summer food festivals around Australia

Food festivals are the best type of event for food lovers. The great thing about summer in Australia is you’ll find incredible food festivals across the country. Whether you’re after fresh, tasty raw produce, scrumptious sweets and deserts, international cuisine or hearty meats, there’s an event that’ll tempt every taste bud.

Snag a bargain car hire deal from DriveNow in your nearest capital city and make your way to one of these fantastic food festivals.

Taste of Tasmania

December – January
For a whole week, Hobart’s beautiful waterfront comes alive with the iconic Taste of Tasmania. The event features more than 70 stalls that offer everything from seafood, cheese, fruits, vegetables and small goods. Snatch up some cool-climate wines and boutique beers and ciders on offer.

Crush Festival

January
Celebrate the best of food in the beautiful Adelaide Hills during the annual Crush Festival. Take your senses on a journey as you sample wines and scrumptious produce grown in the region. There’s also delightful music, theatre, art and markets to keep you busy for this one-day festival.

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival (pictured)

February
Grab the family and a picnic rug and head to Apollo Bay, just two and a half hours south west of Melbourne. This enchanting seaside town becomes a fabulous location for a feast for one day in February, with local and fresh seafood plentiful. There are loads of top drops, market stalls, live entertainment and cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs.

Great Australian Bites

January
Spend your Australia Day stuffing your face with some of the best food this great country has to offer! By the Brisbane River you can enjoy culinary delights from award winning local bars, restaurants and cafes. Pop up Great Australian Bites events are also held across regional cities and towns in Queensland, including Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays.
BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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