Foodies unite! We all know Perth loves a good food and wine festival, and with tonnes of foodie events in our guide, there’s no shortage to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for a delicate wine tasting or a delicious degustation, there’s something to speak to everyone’s tastebuds. Here are some of the best upcoming food and wine festivals in WA to look out for this year.
Taste Great Southern
Mar 26 – Apr 5
Taste Great Southern is an enormous 11-day festival of over 30 culinary experiences celebrating WA’s Great Southern region. The annual festival of food and wine spans over multiple venues in the region, with events from luncheons and degustation to free and family events. Events are led by star chefs such as Julie Goodwin, Derek Lau and Anna Gare, and put a spotlight on the incredible local produce and wines of the region. It’s a great time to book a trip down south and enjoy some fantastic food, wine and weather!
Albany Wine & Food Festival
Part of the Taste Great Southern program, this one-day-only event showcases over 100 unique wines, as well as award-winning produce, local food and craft beer. Head to Eyre Park to soak up some sun, enjoy good music from local artists, and maybe even treat yourself to the Lakehouse Denmark VIP lounge. Discover new loves and enjoy your favourites whilst overlooking the lake.
Fish n Sips
Mar 28 – 29
Would you like some sips with that? Fish N Sips pairs the best of WA Seafood with delicious wines for a complementary culinary experience. Watch the work of the finest local chefs and don’t forget to bring the rest of the family! There will be mermaids in the morning and live music in the evening to soothe you into the Port Beach sunset. Tickets go on sale early March, so keep an eye out!
WA Cider & Pork Festival
Feb 29 – Mar 1
Apples and pork go together like pepperoni and pizza. Ring in the labour day long weekend at this fantastic celebration of pork and cider at Burswood park. The festival will be a home-away-from-home for cideries local and interstate, accompanied by the fantastic tastes of porky food trucks and restaurants. A family-friendly event, everyone is welcome, even your furry friends.
Bunbury Beer & Cider Festival
Feb 22 – 23
This is another one to travel for, and it’s certainly worth it when the Bunbury Beer & Cider Festival boasts 50+ beers and ciders, eats and beats! After two sold-out events, this one is back with a vengeance, offering the brand new Arcade Diner! The diner with feature gorgeous retro décor and arcade games. Tickets are free, and the festival is maintaining its commitment to sustainability by using reusable cups for beverages. They’ll be available for purchase for $5 – a nice souvenir to take part of the festival home with you.
Channel 7 Mandurah Crabfest
Mar 14 – 15
Mandurah Crabfest in a huge celebration of local culture, produce, and atmosphere. In honour of the native blue manna crab, this festival is the largest free regional community event in WA, a presentation of the unique lifestyle and culture of Mandurah. The full program is coming soon, so keep an eye out for it!
Perth Night Noodle Markets
Mar 25 – Apr 5
Perth’s favourite asian foodie event returns in 2020! At the new location in Yagan Square, Perth Night Noodle Markets welcome local favourites Fry’d and Kumokumo, as well as vendors from around the country such as Hoy Pinoy, Wonderbao, and Flying Noodles to name a few! Explore a range of exquisite and exotic flavours in the heart of the city.
Mar 27 – 28
A little hop never goes astray! Perth Beerfest will feature rare and unique beers and pairings, interesting recipes and a free masterclass. Don’t miss out on the festival-exclusive brews and make sure you get in early as there’s a lot to do! Perth Beerfest showcases over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, pairing these with a selection of delicious street eats from Perth’s top foodies.
Curry Nights – World Curry Fest
Some like it HOT! And even if you don’t, there’s a curry for everyone at City of Perth’s Curry nights. Featuring curries from around the world, this special night of celebration will be an exposition of flavour and culture. It’s not just about the eats! Stay and hear the stories behind the recipes, unique tastes, and cultures behind each dish from the talented chefs who make them.