Australians know how to celebrate around food and wine, particularly as we are blessed with some of the finest produce in the world. Throughout the year, there are food and wine events held in cities and towns across Australia — some are more low key than others, but all capture the spirit of indulgence in good things food and wine.
In fact, there are so many events that it's almost impossible to list them individually here, so I'm showcasing just a few for your information. There are several major events, such as Tasting Australia in Adelaide, and the New South Wales food and wine festival held across NSW and the ACT. In Western Australia, Perth hosts the Good Food and Wine Show. The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival is a highlight of the Queensland calendar. Food and wine enthusiasts look forward to the annual Taste of Tasmania. And the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is just one of close to 100 or more events held in Victoria.
Among others, there's an Oyster Festival, a Potato Festival, a Tomato Festival, Orange FOOD week, Festival of the Sausage, and Cherry Festival; as well as a Seafood FEASTival on Kangaroo Island.
In my home town of Canberra and its surrounds, there's the National Multicultural Festival (per my image above), the Truffle Festival, the Summerside Festival; the Fireside Festival; and Wine, Roses and all that Jazz festival, to name just a few.
For more information about food and wine events in Australia, visit the Tourism Australia web site.
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