Redcliffe Peninsula will host the inaugural Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival from Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 September. The festival will wind its way along Redcliffe Parade, where foodies will enjoy bites and sips, along with an extensive program of entertainment.

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) CEO Shane Newcombe looks forward to bringing locals and visitors together to sip, savour, mix and mingle their way through the region’s top culinary experiences over the weekend. “Visitors will be able to eat, drink, learn and explore the diverse tastes of our region, sampling food from our top chefs and restaurants, wine and beer purveyors and specialty food vendors, while enjoying picturesque views of Moreton Bay in the background,” said Shane. “From unique dining experiences, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, tasting tents, hands-on workshops, food trucks, dining precincts, pop-up bars and market stalls; this two-day event has plenty to satisfy everyone’s palate.”

Entry to the festival will be free, where patrons can enjoy an eclectic line up of bands and artists all weekend-long on the Kindred Beach Tipi Bar & Stage as well as roving entertainment and the GKS Law fireworks on Saturday night. Over the weekend, many of the foreshore restaurants will be showcasing special menus as well as hosting ticketed events and workshops. “I encourage everyone to come along and make the most of the weekend,” said Shane. “Enjoy the local specialities, roll up your sleeves and participate in a workshop, learn some cooking tips from our experienced chefs, enjoy a unique dining experience and take a taste of Moreton Bay home with you.”

Moreton Bay Regional Mayor Allan Sutherland said events were already big business for the local economy and predicted culinary events will be a growth area.”The inaugural Food & Wine Fest is a fitting expansion to our already impressive social calendar, which will showcase the very best of what life by the bay has to offer,” he said. “Our growing portfolios of events has Moreton Bay rivaling more established tourism destinations but it’s authenticity of local operators, the freshness of seafood straight from the trawler and the uniqueness of destinations like Ocean View Estate Winery that really sets us apart.”

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