Happy October my fellow foodies! With the new month comes new food festivals for us to enjoy and this month does not disappoint with its selection of October Food Festivals 2022.

Let’s take a look at some of October’s highlights…

Melbourne International Dumpling Festival 2022

The deliciousness of dumplings is a universal enjoyment, and these little bites of goodness are loved by those all over the world. So, get ready, because the Melbourne International Dumpling Festival is finally returning to our city after a two-year hiatus!

Explore all the joys that dumplings have to offer at this flavour-filled festival, which promises to tantalise your tastebuds with numerous dumpling variations on offer. From gyoza to momos, matzah balls to ravioli, and everything in between, this is one event you’re not going to want to miss.

When: Monday 31st October 2022

Where: Queen Victoria Market, Rear of 513 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Entry Cost: FREE


Melbourne International Dumpling Festival

Flavour Fest 2022

Melton City Council and Woodlea proudly present to you Flavour Fest 2022, a highly anticipated event celebrating our fabulous community, music, culture and cuisine.

Wander through the beautiful Frontier Recreation Reserve and enjoy tasty treats from some of our city’s most popular food trucks and restaurants, with the backtrack of Australia’s top musicians ringing sweetly through your ears.

Flavour Fest 2022 promises to be an amazing day out for the entire family, with its fantastic line-up of cooking demonstrations, carnival rides, workshops for the kids and much, much more!

When: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Where: Frontier Recreation Reserve, Frontier Park Playground, Rockbank, VIC 3335

Entry Cost: FREE


Flavour Fest 2022

The Swiss Festival 2022- Say cheese!- or chocolate

It’s back Melbourne! Experience a taste of Switzerland at The Swiss Festival 2022. Gracing our city again for the first time in three years, this year’s Swiss Festival will highlight all the features of Swiss features that our community loves so dearly.

Promising guests a fantastic opportunity to emerge themselves in the wonder of Swiss food, music, language, and traditions, what better occasion to come together and celebrate the beautiful culture of Switzerland?

This event is guaranteed to be a great day out on the Mornington Peninsula for the whole family, with something for everyone to enjoy- including the traditional scavenger hunt! Book tickets now to ensure you don’t miss out.

When: Saturday 1st October 2022

Where: The Pig & Whistle Tavern Main Ridge, 365 Purves Road, Main Ridge VIC 3928

Entry Cost: Kids are FREE, Adults- $10


Swiss Festival Australia 2022

Junipalooza Melbourne 2022

Calling all gin fanatics! This one’s for you- Melbourne’s hottest gin festival is coming to you in October 2022. Junipalooza Melbourne is a meet-the-maker style festival, with either the distiller or brand owner present at the event in person for you to meet and chat to about anything and everything gin.

Over 200 Australian Gins will be represented at Junipalooza, making it an unmissable event. Each guest will be gifted their very own keepsake tasting glass to carry around the show with them, to be filled to the brim countless times with the best gins our country has to offer.

This popular event is sure to sell out fast- book your tickets for sometime over the three days Junipalooza is blessing us with its presence for to enjoy an absolutely awesome day out!

When: Friday 21st October 2022- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Where: The Timberyard, 351 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Entry Cost: $55


Junipalooza Melbourne 2022