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Melbourne’s favourite ‘snag fest’ returns for its FIFTH birthday in 2016. The Melbourne Salami Festa celebrates the art and tradition of salami making, and invites makers to have their homemade salami judged by a panel of aficionados and experts. This year’s judging panel includes: Rosa Mitchell (Rosa’s Kitchen & Rosa’s Canteen), Frank Camorra (Movida), Adrian Richardson (La Luna Bistro), Massimo Scalas (Salumi Australia), Sam Hurst (Savour & Grace), Tony Nicolini (D.O.C. Group), Cameron Smith (Triple R, Eat it), Leanne Clancey (food writer), Emily Fuller (Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival), and guest nonna, Rita Faranda from Werribee South.

Goers will able to enjoy a full weekend of salami style events, festivities and feasting. For all the juicy details see below.

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When? This year’s snag fest will be held October 8-9, 2016

Where? Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote

What? The Salumi Market which will be held on both days of the Festa, will showcase some of Australia’s best artisan salami, savoury treats and gourmet sweets. There will also be a farmer’s market on the Saturday from 10am – 3pm showcasing home grown product from local growers and producers. Visitors can also attend demonstrations and workshops the entire weekend!

Tickets – Melbourne Salami Festa tickets are now on sale. For the full program, competition and ticket information visit their site here or see details under the ‘Melbourne Salami Festa 2016 Events’ section below.

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Festa Eve Day & Night Market

Saturday 8 October 10am-10pm

Entry $10 (children under 12 free)


Grand Final Day

Sunday 9 October 2015, 10am – 6pm

Entry $15 (children under 12 free)




Farmer’s market (Saturday 10am-3pm)

Showcasing home grown artisan quality product from local growers and producers.


Salumi Market (Saturday & Sunday)

A Salumi wonderland of of artisan salami, savoury treats and gourmet sweets.


People’s Choice Award (Sunday)

Complimentary sample plates and voting for Melbourne’s best homemade salami. First prize includes a 100kg Free Range Berkshire pig worth $1000 donated by Western Plains Pork. Winners announced at 4.30pm.


Demonstration Stage & Workshops (Saturday & Sunday)

Rosa Mitchell hosts a full program of demonstrations of salami making, pig carving, blood sausage making, plus Italian cooking demos and kids cooking workshop.

Demonstration stage $10

Kids Cooking workshop $12.50

Mini Salami Sessions workshop $40.

The Melbourne Salami Festa’s food stalls include the following incredible line-up: Bar Idda, D.O.C Pizza & Delicatessen, Saluministi, Stick on Grill, plus St Ali Coffee and Messina gelato.


(All images by David Shen)