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 |  Maryborough
Take your Relish Food & Wine Festival experience to the next level with one of our curated ticketed sessions!

Relish The Experience Package

Embrace the excitement that is Relish Food & Wine Festival on a weekend escape. 

The Fraser Coast offers the best of both worlds – where the Heritage of Maryborough entwines with the natural coastal playground of Hervey Bay. You can enjoy it all whilst savouring the regional flavours at the Relish Food & Wine Festival located in the Portside Precinct and leafy surrounds of Queens Park in Maryborough 

Your tailored package includes: 

  • Accommodation – your choice of 2-night or 3-night stay starting Friday May 31.
  • Door to door return transfer from Hervey Bay to the festival.
  • Admission to Relish Food & Wine Festival

 

To book a Relish the Experience package call the Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre on 1800 811 728 or email tourismhb@visitfrasercoast.com  

Learn the origins of Maryborough’s very own “Matilda” micro-distillery whilst sipping on two hand crafted gin cocktails, bottomless espresso and loose-leaf tea. Paired with a Portside Signature High Tea featuring delectable bite-sized savoury and sweet treats. Let the fun be-GIN! 

Location: Portside Café & Restaurant 

Time: 11.00am & 2:00pm 

Duration: 2 hours 

Ticket: SOLD OUT

Escape aboard the Boat Club’s M.V. Amaroo to soulful blues rhythms laid down by acoustic legend Frank Benn. With the picturesque banks of the Mary River as a backdrop you can enjoy a beverage of your choice: – either a glass of Hidden Sea wine from the range on board, or a can of Four Pines beer. Both Hidden Sea and Four Pines companies have eco programs to help save our seas and environment. The 45 minute Save the Sea Cruise will depart from the March Street Jetty.

Location: March Street Jetty 

Time: 11:00am, 12:15pm, and 1:30pm 

Duration: 45 minutes 

Ticket: $50 available Monday, 8 April

What better way to make your way home from the Relish Food & Wine Festival than by a Twilight River Cruise along the Mary River? Unwind aboard The Boat Club’s M.V. Amaroo as you enjoy the sunset on the beautiful journey back to Hervey Bay. There will be a bar on board with Hidden Sea – wine selections, and Four Pines Beers and other drinks available for purchase. The Twilight River Cruise will be departing from the Maryborough Marina at 3.00pm sharp, arriving at The Hervey Bay Boat Club at approximately 6pm.

The cruise termination point requires disembarkation via five steps.

Location: March Street Jetty 

Time: 3:00pm 

Duration: 3 hours 

Ticket: $70 available Monday, 8 April 

Join us in the Heritage listed Customs House Hotel as our Master Brewer takes you through his selection of our brews. Get to know the first Brewery to brew in Maryborough in over 100 years. The Brewery Tasting with Master Brewer Andrew Clark includes  5 Wide Bay Brewing Co tastings and individual charcuterie cup.

Access to Customs House Hotel is via 5 steps.

Location: Customs House Hotel Beer Garden

Time: 11:30am & 1:30pm 

Duration: 90 minutes 

Ticket: $45 available Monday, 8 April 

Discover the art of crafting handmade pasta using just two everyday ingredients, no fancy equipment required! Join experienced food workshop host Susan from Queensland Cheese Artisan as she shares her insider tips and tricks for achieving perfect pasta every time. Learn how to elevate your homemade pasta with a couple of simple sauces recipes.

Location: Excelsior Band Hall

Time: 11.00am & 12:30pm 

Duration: 60 minutes 

Ticket: $36 available Monday, 8 April 

Step into the scandalous world of 1850’s Maryborough as the Gregory Girls transport you through time with their mesmerising tales, within the depths of the Bond Store basement. Indulge in a drink and nibbles as the sisters share the captivating stories, inviting you to uncover the hidden secrets and scandalous adventures that once shaped this historic town. 

Location: Bond Store Basement

Time: 10:45am & 12:30pm

Duration: 45 minutes 

Ticket: SOLD OUT

 

Uncork your creative potential and immerse yourself in a world of artistic expression at Gatakers Artspace. Paint your own wine bottle, sip on a Kalki Moon cocktail, and enjoy a share platter while knowledgeable curators guide you through the “Radiant Objects” exhibition, highlighting the works of regional three-dimensional artists.

Location: Gatakers Artspace

Time: 11am 

Duration: 90 minutes 

Ticket: $20 available Monday, 8 April 

 

Enjoy a charcuterie box from Maryborough’s Cockatoo Coffee, perfect to pair with your choice of wine or beverage available from one of the pop-up wineries or bars. Boxes serve 2-3 people with selection of cheeses, charcuterie, antipasto, fruit & nuts. Pre-order today to guarantee your snack box of choice; not available on the day. Platters can be collected from the Cockatoo Coffee pop-up in Queens Park starting at 10am.

Location: Queens Park 

Time: Collection from 10am  

Ticket: $42 available Monday, 8 April 

 

Enjoy a scone box from Maryborough’s Cockatoo Coffee, perfect to pair with your choice of wine or beverage available from one of the pop-up wineries or bars. Box serves 1 – 2 people with selection of homemade scones, jam, cream, fruit & dipping chocolate. Pre-order today to guarantee your snack box of choice; not available on the day. Platters can be collected from the Cockatoo Coffee pop-up in Queens Park starting at 10am.

Location: Queens Park 

Time: Collection from 10am  

Ticket: $24 available Monday, 8 April 

 

Bus Transfers - Hervey Bay

If you want to make the most of everything Relish Food & Wine Festival has to offer, consider adding a return bus transfer ticket to Hervey Bay with our friends at G & D Ross.  

Bus 1: Departs Hervey Bay Transit Centre at 9:15 am and return departure from Relish Food & Wine Festival at 4:00 pm.  

Bus 2: Departs Hervey Bay Transit Centre at 10:30 am and return departure from Relish Food & Wine Festival at 5:00 pm 

Bus 3: Departs Hervey Bay Transit Centre at 10:45 am and return departure from Relish Food & Wine Festival at 5:30 pm 

Bus 4: Departs Hervey Bay Transit Centre at 9:00 am with no return departure 

Sales close midday 30 May 2024 

Tickets: $8 – $15 available Monday, 8 April 

Wide Bay Brewing - After Party

Want to keep the good time rolling after the Festival? The team at Wide Bay Brewing will be hosting an After Party at The Australian Hotel. Open from 5pm and licensed til midnight, enjoy the bar, bistro and live entertainment. Present your Relish wristband on the night for exclusive after party discounts. 

Dinner Bookings Recommended – Reserve your table – 0434 644 833.

Location: The Australian Hotel Maryborough – 100 Adelaide Street Maryborough

Time: 5pm til midnight  

Bookings: 0434 644 833