19 Apr A New era for the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival
We are happy to announce planning is in full swing for one of our all-time favourite events in Noosa.
The Noosa East & Drink Festival will be held from 14-17 May 2020.
The Noosa Eat & Drink Festival is a must-do celebration of great Australian and international food, wine and lifestyle.
Held in one of Australia’s leading food destinations, Noosa, it is the perfect excuse to relax and indulge.
The event is managed by Tourism Noosa and draws its strength from community support.
For instance, local restaurants and members of the food and wine industry participate in planning the event.
As a result, it has a local flavour, unique to our Noosa area. In addition to locals being involved, local food and beverages are very much on offer, making the event so unique.
Likewise, the program features homegrown talent, as well as other famous guest chefs and entertainers.
Some of the main festival highlights are as follows.
The Festival Village in the centre of town is the hheartbeat of the festival.
The Festival Village is open from 10am to 8pm. You’ll find food, wine, craft beers, live music and cooking demonstrations.
Included in the cost of the Festival Village is access to the following.
Craft Beers and Cider Corner
The Noosa area and SEQ have many great craft beer and ciders.
As a result, the festival now includes a Craft Beer and Cider Corner on offer.
Tastes of Noosa
Tastes of Noosa offers delicious meals from the top local restaurants and cafes. It’s a great way to try different flavours and styles.
We love the producers market. Here you can meet producers of food and drink from Noosa and across the country. You can sample and purchase a wide range of products.
The Festival Masterclasses intimate food and wine masterclasses with top chefs and beer and wine makers.
There are also cooking demonstrations on the main stages in the Festival Village.
From Rose to Reds
Yes, this is possibly the crowd favourite, the wine tasting area. Stroll through the stalls of wineries, meet the wine makers and sample and buy the wine.
Your Festival Village ticket includes a free glass of wine. It also includes a glass you can use during the day for wine tasting and to buy drinks. This reduces plastic waste.
As well as all of this, there is a great live music program. Acts perform all day and early evening including DJs and bands.
Festival VIP Lounge
Finally, for guest that really want to make the most of their festival experience, there is the VIP lounge.
There are limited tickets to access a private lounge, with complimentary drinks, picnic platter and private amenities.
Celebrity and Visiting Chefs
There are more than 75 celebrity Chefs and visiting chefs all sharing their skills and ideas.
Other Festival Events
In addition to the great Festival Village program, there are a large number of other festival events around town.
These include theme-inspired menus at restaurants, theatre, bush-food, tipi events on Main Beach, Brunches on the beach and much more.h, Brunches on the beach and much more.