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Top five Queensland food festivals you must do

5000 attendees enjoyed last year's Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, and this year will be even bigger.
5000 attendees enjoyed last year's Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, and this year will be even bigger. PAUL BEUTEL

IF THERE is one thing Queenslanders can't get enough of, it's delicious food and even tastier drinks.

So we have whipped up five must-do food festivals across the state and served them up on a platter, ready for your consumption.

Bon appetit!

1.Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

THERE is a reason the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival was voted 'World's Best Distillery Event' by Drinks International Magazine, and it's got everything to do with the food, drinks and atmosphere on offer.

More than 5000 food and spirit lovers flooded the Bundaberg Rum Distillery at last year's event and 2016 is set to be even better.

This year will be the first time it's held at the stunning new grounds of the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, since its $8.5 million renovation of the Visitor Experience. So it's also the perfect time to tour the new facility or even Blend Your Own Rum in the Blendatorium. 

As Australia's largest rum and food festival, it attracts people from all corners of the country and is a must-do for foodies, rum-lovers and those wanting a sample of what Bundaberg has to offer.

Taste the latest premium drops from the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and try an array of rum-inspired foods that will challenge all you thought you knew about culinary excellence.  

Team that with some chilled vibes from great musicians and you have yourself a food, rum and music festival you don't want to miss.

The Spirit of Bundaberg is on Saturday October 15 and entry is free. 

See HERE for more information.  

Relax to some great music at the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival.
Relax to some great music at the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival.

2.Apple and Grape Harvest Festival Stanthorpe

It's so good, they only host one every two years! Stanthorpe's Apple and Grape Harvest Festival is a food and wine lover's heaven.

In the heart of the Granite Belt, the week-long festival is full of entertainment, grape crushing, food stalls and more. Last year saw 75,000 people fill the streets on the main Saturday and every year it continues to grow in popularity. The next one isn't until 2018, but get your accommodation booked in now because it fills up well in advance. 

 

3.Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Beach, food, wine: a winning combination. The Noosa Food and Wine Festival is back on the calendar for 2017 and if culinary delights are your thing, this is the place to be.

High profile chefs like Pete Evans give talks and demonstrations, there are seminars with producers, cooking competitions and more.

Mark May 18-21 on your calendars. 

at Hastings Street's Long Lunchas part of the Noosa Food and Wine festival. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
at Hastings Street's Long Lunchas part of the Noosa Food and Wine festival. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon

 

4.Felton Food Festival

Discover the paddock to plate philosophy at Felton's annual food festival. Just 30km south-west of Toowoomba, the one-day event is all about celebrating the producers in the Felton Valley.  

Located on a working farm, the festival allows families and food lovers to interact directly with the farmers who produce their food.

The festival is on March 26, 2017.   

 

5.Relish Food and Wine Festival

Showcasing Maryborough's regional wines and fine local produce, the Relish festival is about everything Fraser Coast.

In June 2017, enjoy the local scallops and prawns among the many treats and unique beers on offer while learning the ropes of 'local and regional' produce. 

Relish Food & Wine Festival - Dan and Steph with a packed tent of food lovers. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Relish Food & Wine Festival - Dan and Steph with a packed tent of food lovers. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

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