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Food events happening in your city this spring


Spring is just around the corner and so are the best food festivals in Australia.

As the sun sets on a beautiful spring Down Under, we’ve shortlisted the best food festivals in three major Aussie cities to check out.

Eat up in Sydney

Australia’s most iconic city is serving up a smorgasbord of deliciousness this spring, with events popping up across the landmark destination. 

As such a widespread city, there’s no shortage of food festivals in Sydney to get your teeth into. 

The thriving Marrickville Market is held every Sunday morning, and has become a bustling spot for locals to source organic local produce while supporting local industry. 

On the other end of the spectrum, BeerFest Sydney is a great place to not only taste local craft beers, but to eat some great food too. Held on December 1st from 1pm to 8pm, BeerFest Sydney is hosted at Centennial Park in the heart of the city. 

Have a bite in Melbourne

Melbournians are famous for their high standards of food (and coffee!) and this southern city is a melting pot of cultures that only adds to the experience for any foodie. 

The Noodle Night Market has kicked off its summer season, which sees throngs of locals sampling international food under the city skyline. 

For something a little different, the suburb of Bacchus Marsh is hosting their annual Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and Cherries Weekend from 16th November - 18th November. 

Berries are in their prime as we head into summer, so get in the Christmas spirit early by eating your weight in cherries. The event is free and supports the local berry farmers in the region

Indulge in treats in Brisbane

Boasting mild to hot weather year-round, there’s no city like Brisbane to get out and about and sample local foods in the sunshine

The Queensland capital isn’t disappointing this spring, with a jam-packed schedule of food festivals and events to suit a range of taste buds. 

Picturesque Stradbroke Island, a stone’s throw from Brisbane (and the the world’s second largest sand island), is hosting the annual Straddie Oyster Festival on November 17th. Get your hands dirty oyster shucking, mud crab racing (you heard correctly) or simply tasting incredible local seafood on a warm, sunny island. 

Just a short drive away, the Gold Coast’s Night Markets at NightQuarter has become renowned as a foodie destination. Held each weekend, this street food extravaganza is the perfect place to spend a balmy evening on the Goldie. 

Other spring food events across Australia 

Can’t make it to these cities to check out their schedule of food events this spring? No matter where you are in Australia, you can almost guarantee there’s a variety of food festivals on your doorstep. 

Eventbrite and Weekend Notes are great websites that allow you to search for events near to you, and as we head into summer, the possibilities for gorging on delicious fare really are endless

Eat up!