It’s that time of year again! March foodie paradise. Grab a glass and make sure you wear clothes one size too big. You’ll need it for this amazing list of foodie favourites!

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival


Melbourne has always been a hub of creativity and good food and drink, so it’s the perfect place for this 10-Day Food and Wine Festival extravaganza kicking off with the Longest Lunch.  More than 200 top restaurants and wineries will come together to celebrate the best food and wine our country has to offer. Since 1993, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has promoted Melbourne as the food and wine capital of Australia. From cooking classes to cellar door tours and even activities for the kids, there’s something for everyone. We’ll see you there, foodies.


When: 24th March – 2nd April

Where: Melbourne

Entry Cost: Free (other paid options available)

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Wine and Cheese Festival


If cheese is your thing, this is the festival to write down on your calendar. With over 50 wine, cheese, and artisan producers under one roof, you’ll surely walk away satisfied.

The ticket price includes tastings, masterclasses, entertainment, and even a gift for you to keep. In its tenth year, this festival was created by the producers themselves to promote local offerings.

There’s even a grape stomp competition so why not come treat your feet too?


When: 5th March 2023

Where: The Timberyard, Port Melbourne

Entry Cost: $44 (Children free)

Wine and Cheese Festival Facebook

Wine and Cheese Festival



Food and wine festivals can be a chance to get all fancy, but sometimes you just want to get downright Aussie, and what better way than with Meatstock, the barbecue and music festival?

Ticket price includes access to concerts, food trucks, stalls, and live demonstrations.

Meatstock is about celebrating butchers and barbecue teams with grilling competitions, butcher wars, demonstrations, and much more. This event travels to three states across Australia so you know they mean business.


When: 18th to the 19th March 2023

Where: Melbourne Showgrounds

Entry Cost: From $46.50 general admission

Meatstock Website

Darlinghurst Meatstock Melbourne VIC

Herb and Chilli Festival


If Meatstock isn’t your thing, head a little east out of the city to the Yarra region for “Australia’s hottest weekend”.

The Herb and Chilli Festival is in their 11th year and features foods from all over the world. The festival celebrates residents and nursery operators in the valley as well as producers of herbs and chilies.

More than 80 stores will present International dishes from Mexico, Turkey, India, South America, Europe, etc. But it’s not just Chilli! There will be plenty of ice cream, berries, cakes, and more along with wines, beers, juices, and coffee. Catch a cooking demo or maybe even join an eating competition.

And yes, there is even a good old chili cook-off.


That should keep you busy this March. Enjoy!


When: 18th – 19th March 2023

Where: Romantic Nursery, Wandin North

Entry Cost: From $22

Visit Herb and Chilli Festival

Herb and Chilli Festival

With so much going on this summer, make sure you don’t miss out on all the amazing March Food Festivals 2023!