Relish Food & Wine Festival

Saturday 1 June 2024 | Queens Park & Portside Precinct, Maryborough
Saturday 1 June 2024 | Queens Park & Portside Precinct, Maryborough
Saturday 1 June 2024 | Queens Park & Portside Precinct, Maryborough

Frequently Asked Questions

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Key Details

Date: Saturday 3rd of June 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Portside precinct & Queens Park, Maryborough

Event Overview

Enjoy local food, regional wines, beers and fabulous music in Portside Precinct and Queens Park. Maryborough’s heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are the perfect setting for a feast of local cuisine serving up celebrity and local chefs, gourmet tastings, cooking demonstrations, live music and more. Drop in on local regional wineries for a delightful tasting experience and sample the finest seasonal produce grown in the Fraser Coast and surrounding idyllic natural environment.

How long has the festival been running?

Relish Food & Wine Festival started as Portside Food & Wine Festival in 2011 before changing in 2012 to Relish Food & Wine Festival.

Transportation

Return busses will be running between Hervey Bay and Maryborough, return bus tickets are $12pp and can be purchased here: www.relishfrasercoast.com.au

Bus times:
Bus 1: Departing Hervey Bay at Stocklands Bus Depot at 9:15 am, arriving at 10:00 am. Departing Relish Food & Wine Festival (Maryborough Post Office - Bazaar Street) at 4:00 pm arriving at Hervey Bay 4:45 pm.

Bus 2: Departing Hervey Bay at Stocklands Bus Depot at 10:00 am, arriving at 10:45 am. Departing Relish Food & Wine Festival (Maryborough Post Office - Bazaar Street) at 5:00 pm arriving at Hervey Bay 5:45 pm.

Bus 3: departing Hervey Bay at Stocklands Bus Depot at 10:45 am, arriving at 11:30 am. Departing Relish Food & Wine Festival (Maryborough Post Office - Bazaar Street) at 5:30 pm arriving at Hervey Bay 6:15 pm.

Wide Bay Transit will be running their regular Maryborough Saturday services, disembark at City Hall.

Timetable and route information: Timetable

Do I need a General Admission as well as a session ticket?

All patrons will require a General Admission Ticket before entering the event precinct and attending other event sessions.

What to do at the event & what does a general admission ticket get me?

A General Admission ticket gives you access to

• 2 Live Music Stages and roving entertainment
• Food Lovers Marquee cooking demonstrations hosted by Chef Alastair McLeod
• 9 Regional wineries
• 2 Licensed Beer & Spirits bars
• Food, Provision and Market stalls
• Toilets, Fencing, Security, Cleaners, Staff and;
• Access to additional ticketed sessions

Can I bring Alcohol?

No, Relish Food & Wine Festival is a fully licensed precinct. There is no BYO, all alcohol will be confiscated by security at the gate.

Provision Stalls?

Yes, there will be provision stalls at Relish selling a wide range of products including homewares, sauces, provisions and some fresh produce.

Entertainers

All information about entertainers performing at Relish Food and Wine Festival can be found here on our website

Ammenities

Fixed and portable toilets are available through the precinct including accessible toilets

Parking, including accessible parking

Parking available in surrounding streets, any parking regulations on side roads will still apply. Nearby free car parks include McDowell, Alan & June, Federal, Negus, HJ Davies & Leslie Jones carparks all within 10-minute walk to main entry gates. Link to Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Carpark Map Here. Designated accessible parking is available at all carparks listed above.

Stop Drop & Roll

Patrons can be dropped off in front of the Post Office on Bazaar Street, no parking.

Seating

Seating is limited – Ticketholders are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and camp chairs.  

How Much are Tickets?

Admission tickets start at $10 increasing to $19 on the day Session tickets start at $26 going up to $200, session tickets are limited.

Where do I get tickets?

This event is ticketed. All tickets can be purchased via this link from April 1, 2023.

Tickets may be available at the gate depending on availability – note ticket prices on the day increase to $19 All patrons will require a General Admission Ticket before entering the event precinct and attending other event sessions. 

Can I bring my Dog/Pet?

No pets allowed. Assistance animals are exempt.

Children's Activities

There are no children activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult and is the responsibility of the accompanying adult.

Is food available?

Food and beverages will be available from food stalls & trucks.

How can I apply to be a vendor?

Visit our contact page here, application links can be found below the contact form.

I have Feedback?

Who Runs Relish Food & Wine Festival

Relish Food & Wine Festival is run by Fraser Coast Tourism & Events, the Fraser Coast’s Regional Tourism Organisation. A not-for-profit working across 4 portfolios with a focus on growing the region’s tourism economy.

Are companion card tickets available?

Yes, please call 1800 811 728 to arrange the purchase of your subsidised companion card entry ticket.  Companion Card applies to general admission tickets only.