That’s right… The Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival returns this August! The biggest, best, most bodacious celebration of food and drink in South East Queensland is seasoned, basted, and ready to serve. Presenting its biggest programme yet—and brimming with sumptuous possibilities—the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival will run for three glorious days, from Friday 19 until Sunday 21 August.
When: Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21
Where: Woody Point, Moreton Bay
After the series of challenges each of us Queenslanders faced throughout 2021, the festival organisers are back and ready to make this a foodie event that will live long in the memory. And what an event it promises to be!
Sprawling like a picnic spread across the foreshore at Woody Point, this is one festival sure to be replete with every conceivable temptation for the die-hard epicurean. On offer are unique dining experiences, cooking demonstrations, pop-up bars, live entertainment, celebrity chefs, food trucks, fireworks, masterclasses, market stalls—we’re talking something for everyone.
This year’s festival offers guests the opportunity to learn and hear from the maestros.
The Kitchen Stage, presented by USC, will feature some of Australia’s biggest names in the food industry including celebrity chefs Manu Fieldel, Miguel Maestre, Alastair McLeod, Georgia Barnes, and 4 Ingredient’s Kim McCosker and Dominique Rizzo.
The proverbial king of all things sweet, Adriano Zumbo, will also be making his festival debut on the Sweets & Treats Stage.
Broncos legend and BBQ enthusiast Alex Glenn will be cooking up a storm alongside Luke Camilleri, “The Car Man” on Saturday.
All cooking demonstrations are included as part of your festival ticket.
A lineup of SEQ’s favourite food trucks and vendors awaits you.
The Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the regions finest produce and local fare. There’ll be an abundance of food trucks and vendors on site, ready to tantalise your taste buds.
For those with a tooth inclined to the sweeter side of things, you’ll be more than catered for. Take your pick of brownies, baked treats, ice cream, doughnuts, and even dessert cocktails.
Had a dry July? Perhaps it’s time for a raucous August. That’s right, the Moreton Bay Food + Wine festival also does beer—Kindred presents Brewfest; a dionysian panoply of more than twenty local, independent, and popular brewers to make sure your thirst won’t go unslaked.
And, if beer is less your thing, look no further than The Cellar Door, celebrating this festival’s namesake with a vast selection of fine wines. Overlooking the bay, they’ll be offering drops of the region’s best, as well as complementary snacks and nibbles, meats, cheese, and all good pairing sundries.
If you’re feeling more of a beachy vibe, or rate a cocktail over a beer (as we occasionally do), then you’ll want to check out The Oasis by the bay! Guaranteed to be serving up party vibes all weekend, they’ll be pumping up the music and pumping out the cocktails in a dedicated, tropical-themed party space.
Make sure you get acquainted with the Market Place—a hoard of all the exceptional produce South East Queensland has to share. If you can’t ever decide between the surf or the turf, then this one’s for you. There’ll be samples from local specialists, goods from artisan producers, and a cascading bounty of homemade goods and homegrown produce.
In essence, it’s a celebration of South East Queensland—a delightful, delectable tribute to the breadth and depth of the industries and sectors that secure us such a bountiful table. Our fishing is top notch, our agriculture is out of the park, and our wine industry, once demeaned by those snobs across the pond, would put a blush in the cheeks of even the most stringent vintner. Our climate lends itself to a vast variety of foods, our chefs are known for their intrepid nature and innovative style, and, of course, we the people just can’t get enough tasty treats.
Get your tickets!
Tickets to the Festival Precinct are currently available, and will get you access to the cooking demonstrations, stage entertainment, pop-up bars, local producers, food vendors, and fireworks. There are also some extra bonus tickets (you know the ones) for things like masterclasses, VIP passes, and a lux-as-ever three course dining experience!
So, we ask you: What better way to spend a weekend than waist-deep in a veritable cornucopia of every good thing? The most succulent, sumptuous edibles south of the equator await, and it’s time to treat yourself!
Tickets to the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival are available online here, and you can get more information about the whole six weeks of the Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival at tastesofmoretonbay.com.au.
The Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival—the signature event of the six-week Tastes of Moreton Bay Festival—is a result of the partnership between Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) and the Moreton Bay Regional Council, Tourism and Events Queensland, as well as multiple sponsors.
MBRIT Chairman Shane Newcombe promised a ‘feast for the eyes and a feast for the senses’, as they prepare to stage the biggest programme so far in the festival’s history.
Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival is proudly delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council and is supported by major partner Tourism and Events Queensland.
The festival is grateful to the support of its incredible sponsors including major sponsors USC, Traders in Purple, Aspley Mazda, Kindred and Moreton Daily.