Best Aussie food fests to check out this month

Here are some Australian food festivals happening in July that will get your mouth watering.

Bastille Festival, Sydney, NSW
14 July to 17 July 2022.

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Bastille Festival Sydney is a free entry, French cultural celebration of food, wine and art, held annually in Sydney’s Circular Quay and The Rocks.

Cellar Door Fest Winter Edit, Adelaide, SA
8 and 9 July 2022.

This popular festival brings winery vibes to the heart of the city of Adelaide. Held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, this smaller, boutique take on the annual summer fest will be jam-packed with SA’s hottest food, wines and spirits, joined by a stellar line-up of local folk, indie, disco and soul musicians, making it the ultimate winter warmer.

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Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, Ranelagh, TAS
15 to 17 July 2022.

Enjoy a magical three-day weekend of artists, storytellers, experiences, food and fun for the whole family. Treat yourself to an intimate Long Table Feast inspired by cider.

The experience will begin with cider poured straight from the barrel; an exclusive opportunity shared only by those at the feast.

Bastille Day French Festival, Melbourne, VIC
16 and 17 July 2022.

Swap your beanie for a beret and soak up the spirit of France, right in the heart of Melbourne. This free festival will showcase all that is magnificent about French culture – wander the winter market, tantalise your taste buds with wine and cheese masterclasses and enjoy the fantastic performances on offer.

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Cabin Fever Fest, Margaret River Wine Region, WA
15 to 24 July 2022.

The perfect festival to keep toasty warm this winter, enjoy 10 days of food, fire and fun. This year, Cabin Fever Fest is bigger than ever with more than 40 events from Busselton to Margaret River and everywhere in between.

Winter Reds Weekend, Adelaide Hills, SA
29 to 31 July 2022.

The best time to enjoy the Hills is on a cold wintery weekend, the rain pelting the window of a rustic cellar door, a fire roaring, a glass of Shiraz, Pinot Noir or even Tempranillo in hand and a bowl of warming, slow-cooked nourishment on your lap.

The Perth Good Food and Wine Show, Perth, WA
22 to 24 July 2022.

This is the perfect day out for food and wine lovers. Enjoy a fantastic day out with friends and wander through the show, sampling from hundreds of stalls, chatting to winemakers and distillers and hearing their stories. Sit back and be entertained by your favourite chefs as they demonstrate their delicious recipes. Or join in the fun of a masterclass from wine and cheese pairing to whisky tasting and graze at delicious pop-up restaurants.

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The Curated Plate, Sunshine Coast, QLD
29 July to 7 August 2022.

The Curated Plate made its debut in 2019, showcasing local produce as curated by international, national and local chefs to foodie audiences from the coast to the hinterland. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, but it’s back, and bigger than ever.

The festival will feature the Sunshine Coast’s vast array of producers, chefs, restaurants and cafes, tourism and event experiences, and farm-gate activities and offer the best of the region’s local food and beverage experiences.

Food and wine festivals are a great way to put a little sparkle into your winter.

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Written by Ellie Baxter

Writer and editor with interests in travel, health, wellbeing and food. Has knowledge of marketing psychology, social media management and is a keen observer and commentator on issues facing older Australians.

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