Food Festivals & Local Markets

Local Markets

The Fitzroy Mills Market

Weekly Saturday

75 Rose St, Fitzroy

9.00am - 2.00pm

Carlton PS Farmers Market

1st Saturday of the month

O'Grady Street & Canning St, Carlton North

8.00am - 1.00pm

Slow Food Melbourne

4th Saturday of the month

63 The Avenue, Spotswood

8.00am - 1.00pm

Alphington Farmers Market

Every Sunday

M.I.C, 2 Wingrove St, Alphington
Replaced the Fairfield Farmers Market

9.00am - 1.00pm

University of Melbourne Farmers Market

Wednesdays (during semester)

Union Lawn, Melbourne Uni, Union Rd, Parkvill

10.30am - 2.30pm

Collingwood Children’s Farm

2nd Saturday of the month

18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

8.00am - 1.00pm

Food Festivals

Heathcote Shiraz Festival

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival is an icon on the Australian wine calendar – running annually for more than 16 years and expanding the experience of new generations of wine fans hooked on the fine produce from the Heathcote wine region.

The showcase of the region’s major industry 4000-plus people each year from across Victoria and interstate for one of Victoria’s signature regional wine events. Many are festival regulars who have become enthusiastic ambassadors for the Heathcote wine region renowned for its stunning shiraz releases and now carving an exciting reputation for Mediterranean-style reds and other varietals. - Heathcote Shiraz Festival

Taste of Melbourne

Taste is truly global, with festivals and events taking place in 18 cities across the world: in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia, South America and the Middle East.

From intimate dinners hosted by trendsetting restaurants to exclusive collaborations between internationally revered chefs, or citywide festivals celebrating the breadth and innovation of the industry, Taste are the worldwide leaders of food-driven experiences. -

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is a state-wide celebration of what Melbourne does best - food, wine and getting together with our communities to enjoy it. - MFWF

Melbourne Tomato Festival

Founded by the Grossi Family, Melbourne Tomato Festival brings this positive childhood memory to the wider community in support of multiculturalism and preservation of cultures and customs through food. Also, social well-being through connecting people to each other with food.

How we grow our food or where we source it from has a great impact on our health, lifestyle and future. Our food traditions define our culture, our family and ultimately us as individuals. - Melbourne Tomato Festival

Good Food and Wine Show - Melbourne

The Good Food & Wine Show, presented by Citi, is the perfect day out for food and wine lovers. Enjoy a jam-packed day full of fun and flavour!
Wander through the show and sample from hundreds of food and drink exhibitors, chat to winemakers and distillers and hear their stories.  Join in the fun of a masterclass from wine & cheese pairing to whisky tasting, enjoy the luxury of the VIP Lounge, then sit back and be entertained in the Good Food Theatre, watching your favourite celebrity chefs demonstrate their delicious recipes live on-stage. - Good Food and Wine Show

Asian Food Adventures

Visit Springvale and go on an Asian food journey to learn how to stock your Asian pantry. Your guide (Kelly) has lived in Vietnam and Thailand and is passionate about Asian food. She runs a successful gourmet food label, Under the Pickle Tree and speaks Vietnamese.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit Springvale's abundant fish market
  • Sample Vietnamese dumplings
  • Improve your knowledge of Asian herbs and greens
  • Shop for Asian cooking implements and Asian small-goods
  • Enjoy a Vietnamese iced coffee and a bowl of regional Vietnamese soup
  • Visit the best banh my shop (Vietnamese pork rolls).