March Food Festivals Melbourne 2024

Here we go again, foodies! It’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival season. Of course, head on into the city for nine days of culinary delight but we’ve got plenty to keep your taste buds dancing until then. Let’s do it.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Dates: 15 – 24th

Location: Melbourne – Festival Hub at Federation Square

Cost: Varies from free

Welcome to the Me­lbourne Food and Wine Festival, 2024! With top-notch chefs, cre­ative pop-up eaterie­s, and interactive masterclasse­s, it’s a sensory delight. From exploring different food and wine couplings to finding hidde­n treasures on foodie walks, this fe­stival truly reflects Melbourne­’s eclectic food panorama. Don’t skip exciting bazaars, tantalising food vans, and culinary maste­rs making Melbourne a food enthusiast’s paradise­. It’s the one no foodie will want to miss.

March Food Festivals Melbourne

Wine and Cheese Festival

Dates: 3rd

Location: The Timberyard, Port Melbourne

Cost: From $50 ((Includes all free tasting, wine glass, tote bag and masterclasses)

Calling all foodie enthusiasts! The Wine & Cheese Fest Melbourne is your culinary dream come true. This festival, a celebration of boutique and artisan producers, promises a palate-pleasing adventure. Unique wines and delectable cheeses from hidden gems across the map—all under one roof. Don’t miss the Grape Stomp Competition! Oh, and there are free masterclasses to elevate your cheese-making and wine-making skills. Save the date and join the feast of a lifetime!

Herb and Chilli Festival

Dates: 16th – 17th

Location: Romantic Nursery, Wandin North

Cost: From $25

Who else is hankering for a flavour extravaganza that’s hotter than a ghost pepper? Excellent, because it’s once again time for the annual Herb & Chilli Festival. This year, there will be over 80 stalls offering saucy delights that will make your taste buds tango, from scrumptious sizzling sauces to BBQ rubs that’ll have your BBQ begging for more. Hop on the Chilli Express shuttle bus from Lilydale station because yes, that’s a thing! This is a gastronomic gala so be ready to get your foodie on.

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Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival

Dates: 9th – 10th

Location: South Melbourne Market

Cost: Free

Mmmm, mussels. Seafood time! All the seafood. Here’s a stat – over six tonnes of mussels are consumed at the Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival. That’s a lot, right? But here’s the magic – instead of your mussel shells going to waste, the Shuck Don’t Chuck program uses them to help rebuild Port Phillip Bay’s ecosystems. Oh, and if seafood isn’t your foodie go-to, there’s a wonderland of French pastries, German street grub, and more!

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