About the Relish Food & Wine Festival
Beginning in 2012 as the inaugural Portside Food & Wine Festival, the much-loved event has transformed into the Relish Food & Wine Festival – a celebration of regional produce and our local food industry. Over the years, the festival has been built on the foundation of showcasing the region, supporting local businesses and providing the community with a delightful day out in the park.
The popular weekend in Maryborough’s Mary River Parklands offers the community a chance to taste something new while being entertained by some of the region’s best musicians with live performances throughout the venue. Festival-goers can relax on the grass with a bottle of regional wine, wander through the heritage streetscapes sampling the Fraser Coast’s finest local produce or play a round of giant darts at our first-ever Craft Beer Bar. For those who like to be kept busy, Relish Food & Wine Festival offers a full program of events to keep you well entertained!
This year will see some of the festival’s beloved events transformed into new and exciting activities. It will be bigger and better than ever, with new events brought to you by some of the best in the industry. Why not hop aboard The Boat Club’s Brews & Blues Cruise with craft beer tasting and soulful tunes to take you on a voyage along the Mary River… or take a journey back in time to an 1860’s cellar, tasting gin cocktails while being kept amused by hysterical banter at The Bond Store’s Gin Joint.
If learning how to cook with fresh local produce or picking up a new recipe is more your scene, then come and join us at our cooking demonstration marquee. Food Lovers is free to enter and a great place to kick back and watch some of the region’s best home cooks and chefs prepare mouth-watering recipes. At Food Lovers you’ll pick up a few tips and tricks along with a recipe card to take home and test out your skills in the kitchen. Why not support local and buy your ingredients at one of Relish Food & Wine Festival’s regional vendor stalls?
Our local growers and makers love nothing more than sharing the fruits of their work with you, so pop on by their marquees and say hello! You’ll be able to buy fresh local produce, taste a variety of delicious cuisines and meet some of the region’s most passionate chefs. For those of you who appreciate your wine, you won’t want to miss out on sampling a drop from our region’s best wineries. Wandering through the parklands you will find passionate winemakers who craft their wines with personality, character and life. So what are you waiting for? Secure your ticket to Relish Food & Wine Festival online today!
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Relish Food & Wine Festival is a not-for-profit event presented by Fraser Coast Tourism & Events. Their aim is to support local growers and makers by driving tourism to the region. In purchasing a festival ticket, you are helping to support local businesses – so come join us at #relishfrasercoast and buy local!