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*Updates to our Melbourne Food Festivals and Events listable paused until COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Stay safe and healthy everyone!


A calendar of food festivals and events around Melbourne and Victoria for 2020

By Jen Curcio


Melbourne (and Victoria) is a multicultural melting pot thriving with world class coffee and food. As a result food festivals and events have followed suit, all catering to our every possible culinary needs from cheese to salami festivals, and regular, as well as seasonal fixtures.

Whether you’re a self-confessed foodie looking to explore Melbourne’s food scene, or just love attending food markets – Melbourne has such a growing number of food festivals and events that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here in our annual at-a-glance listable I’ve filtered a list of some of the best for you, month-by-month so you can constantly cure your foodie cravings. Enjoy attending some of the best food festivals and events Melbourne and Victoria have to offer!

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


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



Open Table Weekday Lunches from Rescued Food – Weekly (Various locations)

No Waste Cook Club by Open Table – First Saturday of each month (North Fitzroy Library)

Good Commons Market – third weekend of each month (Moorabbin)

The Fitzroy Mills Market – Saturdays (Fitzroy)

Melbourne Farmers Markets – Saturdays (Various locations)

Hank Marvin Market – Saturdays (St Kilda East)

Slow Food Farmers Market – fourth Saturday of each month (Spotswood-Kingsville RSL)




National Sustainable Living Festival – February 1 – 29, 2020 (various locations)

South Melbourne Night Market – On until February 5th, 2020 (South Melbourne)

Scarf’s 10th Birthday (and fundraiser) – February 7th, 2020 (Collingwood)

Broadsheet’s Bushfire Relief Twilight Picnic – February 9th, 2020 (CBD)

Yarra Valley Ice Cream Festival – February 12th – 21st, 2020 (Yarra Valley)

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival  – February 14th – 16th, 2020 (Apollo Bay)

Free Pasta Workshop at Carlton Kitchen Library – February 21st, 2020 (Carlton)

Eltham Jazz Food and Wine Festival – February 22nd – 23rd, 2020 (Eltham)

The Prosecco Festival  – February 29th, 2020 (Northcote)

Holden Street Sustainability Fair – February 29th, 2020 (Fitzroy North)

Diggers Club Heronswood Harvest Festival – February 29th, 2020 (Dromana)

Queen Vic Summer Night Market – Wednesdays 5pm – 10pm until March 11th, 2020 (CBD)



Curry Fest – March 1st, 2020 (St Kilda Beach)

Home Harvest Picnic – March 1st, 2020 (Eltham)

Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival – March 7th – 8th, 2020 (South Melbourne)

Wine and Cheese Fest – March 8th, 2020 (Port Melbourne)

Queen Vic Summer Night Market – Wednesdays 5pm – 10pm until March 11th, 2020 (CBD)

Herb and Chilli Festival – March 14th – 15th, 2019 (Wandin)

ASRC Feast for Freedom – March 19th – 22nd, 2020 (register online)

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival  – March 19th – 29th, 2020 (Various locations)

Dandenong World Fare – March 22nd, 2020 (Dandenong)

Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival – March 22nd, 2020 (Werribee)

Autumn Scarf Dinner Series – Wednesdays from March 25th – May 13th, 2020 (Collingwood)

Free Zero Waste Cooking Workshop – March 26th, 2020 (Preston)



Wild Harvest Seafood Festival – April 3rd – 5th, 2020 (Mallacoota)

Autumn Scarf Dinner Series – Wednesdays until May 13th, 2020 (Collingwood)



Grampians Grape Escape – May 2nd – 3rd, 2020 (Halls Gap)

Good Beer Week – May 15th – 24th, 2020 (Carlton)

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – May 28th, 2020 (Register online)

Good Food & Wine Show  – May 29th – 31st – 2020 (South Wharf)



More events being added soon. To enquire about adding yours, email: for further information.