Foodie Events & Workshops Trail

It’s time to immerse yourself in the flavours of Southern Queensland Country with festivals, workshops and fields with the Foodie Events and Experiences Trail.

This is a deep dive that gives a richer, deeper experience where you’ll discover the best local flavours and meet those who make them. It takes a little longer to explore with purpose, but the rewards are great. Guided by local experiences and experts with those who love it best, you can be in charge of your own food story, and you’ll taste the difference.

Here’s how you can have the foodie time of your life!


A Day in the Grove At Macintyre Brook Grove, Inglewood

Where better to celebrate the start of the olive season than in an olive grove? Pick out your picnic dress, put on a hat and head to Macintyre Brook Groves at Inglewood for their annual Spring picnic. You’ll relax along the bank of Macintyre Brook River at the Meron family’s property. Everything you need is in the picnic hamper, including a bottle of champagne. Open the lid, and you’ll find ... Learn more

Grazing the Granite Belt

Celebrating the region’s produce, Grazing the Granite Belt is an biannual weekend of food and wine in May and November. Join a hop-on, hop-off bus as it winds its way across a variety of award-winning wineries and craft breweries from Stanthorpe to Ballandean. The weekend’s artisan lazy grazing menus hero Granite Belt local produce with a perfectly matched wine (or beer) available. Sunday morning ... Learn more
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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Food and Wine Festival

Held in September each year, the three-day Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Food and Wine Festival is part of Toowoomba’s premier event, the Carnival of Flowers. You’ll find more than food and wine stalls at the Queens Park festival. It’s filled with incredible flavours, produce and wine fresh from the bountiful pastures, orchards and wine vineyards of the region. There are also beer appreciation ... Learn more

Winemaker for a Weekend, Granite Belt

What’s it really like to be a winemaker? Find out with an annual Winemaker for a Weekend experience during vintage on the Granite Belt. This weekend class includes hands-on activities and masterclasses. You’ll learn the processes from picking and crushing the grapes to preparation, fermentation and inoculation of the juice. It takes place at the Banca Ridge Winery and cellar door at the ... Learn more
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Awassi Cheesemaking Experience, Gratham

The Awassi Cheesemaking Experience starts in the milking parlour at 8am when you help with milking the relaxed Awassi sheep, one of the best sheep milking breeds in the world. As the morning progresses, you’ll make Labne, a soft cheese and in the afternoon, Feta. In between, there’s a farm lunch to enjoy. The day ends with cheese and fresh local produce tastings in the avocado orchard with a ... Learn more

Delicious and Delightful Festival, Dalby

Each year in August, Dalby opens its arms to welcome the Delicious and Delightful Festival, a multicultural event celebrating food and lights in George Anderson Park. The festival features plenty of colour, dancing, live music and entertainment. Highlights include a spectacular lantern parade along the banks of beautiful Myall Creek. The Western Downs is one of Australia’s largest primary ... Learn more

Laidley Spring Festival

Celebrate the start of Spring at Laidley’s Spring Festival with a Friday night Twilight Feast and Fest and a Buy from the Bush Market on Saturday. Expect more than 70 regional and local makers, creators and entrepreneurs and a variety of local and international food trucks in the parkland at the Laidley Recreation Reserve. Cooking demonstrations feature renowned chefs and showcase Buy from the ... Learn more
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Chinchilla Melon Festival

Did you know that Chinchilla produces a quarter of Australia’s melons! Held in February every two years, the Chinchilla Melon Festival festival celebrates the watermelon harvest in Chinchilla and is the world’s biggest melon festival! The action takes place in Heeney Street with a street parade, beach party, family activities and festival feasts. Visitors can try melon skiing, melon pip spitting, ... Learn more

Murphys Creek Chilli Festival

Each year in September, Murphys Creek celebrates fire and flavour in the Lockyer Valley with a chilli festival. Enjoy over 60 chilli-themed vendors and international food trucks serving fresh food with gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options. There will be 100 products to sample and shop and fresh food trucks with cooling drinks. Murphys Creek is a one-hour, 30-minute drive west of Brisbane ... Learn more

Cooked from Scratch, Glen Aplin

Lizzie Sabo is passionate about cooking and sharing food. At Cooked from Scratch she offers four-hour group classes at Sabo’s Guesthouse in Glen Alpin, a 12-minute drive from Stanthorpe. It’s a one-of-a-kind culinary experience with hands-on experiences and professional culinary techniques. Lizzie sources her produce from local farmers and her own garden. At the end of the class, you dine on your ... Learn more

Apple and Grape Festival, Stanthorpe

There’s two years of goodness to share at the 10-day biennial Apple and Grape Festival held every second year to celebrate the produce harvest across the Granite Belt. This region is also where most of Queensland’s apples are grown! Festival action is centred on Werona Park in the heart of Stanthorpe, with a parade down the main street. Expect foot stomping fun with public grape crushing after ... Learn more

Hampton Festival

Held each year in May, Hampton Festival showcases the local produce of this high country area 32 kilometres north of Toowoomba. In 2024 the festival is changing things up, presenting for the very first time a Farm 2 Fork dining experience. The full day experience starts with a tour of the High Country's finest farms before a four-course lunch served by chef Alastair McLeod. The 20-year-old ... Learn more

Stanthorpe Berry Festival

If you love strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, head to the Granite Belt for the annual Stanthorpe Berry Festival in November. Held in Weeroona Park, it’s a day full of interactive experiences, masterclasses, taste testing, demonstrations and meet-the-farmer opportunities. Enter the jam competition with your best jar of homemade jam, feast on freshly picked produce, take part in Jamworks’ ... Learn more

Australian Camp Oven Festival, Millmerran

Two days of food-themed camping fun celebrating Australia’s bush heritage and Outback traditions await at the Australian Camp Oven Festival held in Millmerran every two years. Get your camp oven cooking team ready for the big competition, or check out the cooking demonstrations. There are market stalls, heritage displays, bush poetry and country music, and you can bring your pup to this ... Learn more

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