Food & Drink

5 Budget-Friendly Noosa Food & Wine Events Under $100

By Laura Braulins
17th Mar 2019

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The only thing better than Noosa is visiting when the Noosa Food & Wine Festival hits town.

Boasting a five-day program, the Noosa Food & Wine Festival is any foodie’s dream with its smorgasbord of Australian talent and events appearing on our Sunshine Coast shores.

No need to pinch yourselves, the festival is real and it’s happening from Thursday 16 May to Monday, 20 May. 

Here are our top five easy-on-the-wallet Noosa Food & Wine Festival events, where you’ll generously fill your bellies for less than $100.

Festival Village

If you only purchase one ticket this year, make sure it has Festival Village written all over it. Beating at the centre of the Noosa Food & Wine Festival hub, a Festival Village pass entitles full access to the chefs’ skills table, producer’s market, wine tastings, craft beer and cider corner, live cooking demos, music and a complimentary stemless wine glass filled with Dal Zotto Prosecco, for those over 18. 
What: Festival Village Pass
When: Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May
Where: Lions Parade, Noosa
Cost: Starting at $34.06
Find out more here.

Relearn Natural With Belvedere Vodka

Make an appearance at Belvedere’s Relearn Natural event and drift into a botanical exploration spanning vodka’s 600-year history, the effects of terroir on a finished product, and the distilled spirit’s modern-day adaption to cocktail trends today. Held at Sofitel Pacific Resort, Belvedere Ambassador, Christopher Geddes will provide the knowledge whilst you relax and enjoy four beautifully curated cocktails accompanied by grazing boards to balance the food-alcohol ratio.
What: Relearn Natural with Belvedere Vodka
When: Thursday 16 May from 4pm
Where: Sofitel Pacific Resort, 14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Cost: $89
Find out more here.

Brewer’s Delight At Heads Of Noosa Brewing Co.

They’re the new kids on the Sunshine Coast block, so it makes sense for Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. to get amongst the action and properly introduce themselves at Noosa Food and Wine Festival, with a chilled gathering of cool humans who dig delicious bites, brews, wines and tunes. Leave any shy-vibes at home and welcome the Heads of Noosa Brewing Co crew to the hood with a chat and brewery tour, whilst chowing down on unlimited food and drinks.
What: Brewer’s Delight 
When: Thursday 16 May from 5pm
Where: Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. 85 Rene Street, Noosaville
Cost: $89
Find out more here.

Brewery Tour And Barnyard Picnic 

Celebrate Noosa’s annual love affair of great food and booze by joining the team at Copperhead Restaurant & Brewery for an American barnyard-styled picnic featuring an incredible spread of tomahawk steaks, bourbon glazed ribs, smoked brisket, cornbread, loads of sides and gallons of beer. Jugs of mint julip and wine will cater for the non-beer inclined, and with a stress-free transport option available from Noosa Heads, this Brewery Tour and Barnyard Picnic is looking mighty fine.
What: Brewery Tour and Barnyard Picnic
When: Saturday 18 May from 11.30am
Where: Copperhead Brewery, Corner of Tewantin Road and Kauri Street, Cooroy
Cost: $90
Find out more here.

Well Nourished

When morning vibes call for a chilled-out brunch of Belmondo’s Organic Market produce served with Noosa Main Beach’s sand between your toes, you’ll wish you booked a seat at the Well Nourished event. It’s the perfect way to start your day, and with a drink selection featuring locally-sourced coffee, organic bubbles and Noosa Red Tomato Bloody Marys, you cannot go wrong. 
What: Well Nourished
When: Sunday19 May from 9.30am
Where: Noosa Main Beach
Cost: $95
Find out more here.

If you're looking for more things to do in Noosa, we've got you covered. 

Image credit: Noosa Food And Wine Festival

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