Melb Food Fests and Events Final


Melbourne’s food festivals and events have exploded in recent times due to our thriving coffee and food culture. Cafés open (and sometimes close) at a rate too hard to keep up with. There are endless food crazes – first macarons/macaroons, then cronuts, smashed avo (not disappearing anytime soon), anything and everything with Nutella, and so on. So, it’s safe to say that if you’re a foodie living in Australia, Melbourne is the city for you. With a growing number of food festivals and events sprouting from Melbourne’s obsession with food, I’ve filtered a list of some of the best for you.

This list will be updated regularly, however if there is a Melbourne food festival or event that I’ve missed or should add, please feel free to get in touch at:

Buon Appetito!

JC x

P.s – As of April 2017, events outside of Melbourne will also feature.

P.p.s – For conscious cafes, as well as initiatives, make sure you check out our new food guide: Melbourne for Conscious Foodies. It’s a thoughtful gift for Melbournians, or travellers visiting Melbourne.


Melbourne for Conscious Foodies



Melbourne Farmers Markets – Saturdays

Hank Marvin Market – Saturdays

Preston Food Truck Park – Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays


The Great Local Lunch Local Lunch Table_SM



2017 Royal Melbourne Show – Continues from September 23rd – October 3rd, 2017

The Vegan Makers Market – October 1st, 2017

Bendigo Uncorked Week – October 6th – 15th, 2017

Pinot Palooza – October 7th, 2017

Melbourne Gluten Free Expo – October 7th – 8th, 2017

Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers Market – October 14th, 2017

Melbourne Salami Festa – October 14th – 15th, 2017

Spring Vegan Festival – October 28th, 2017

Slow Food Melbourne’s Farmers Market – October 28th, 2017



Sweet Expo – November 18th, 2017

Taste of Melbourne Festival – November 30th – December 3rd, 2017



>>Would you like to see your event or food festival on this list? Please email: for further information.