The tastiest festivals in Sydney
The Pyrmont Festival brings together the charm of Orange and best of the city in a two-day spread of food, wine and art. Sample cool-climate vintages, mingle with winemakers, graze on gourmet snacks and then walk it all off as you explore more than 100 stalls of regional produce at Pirrama Park.
If you like your barbeque meats slow-cooked and in massive proportions, head to the Hawkesbury Showground this November. More than 50 of the country’s biggest meatheads (in the culinary sense) will be congregating for a two-day barbecue competition, providing Sydney with a huge weekend lunch.
Sydney will welcome back its second iteration of BeerFest, this time for two big days of froth-fuelled fun at Centennial Parklands. The brewery celebrating shindig will welcome musicians, comedians, chefs and of course brewers to the Parklands for a sunshine filled weekend.
While these popular food markets aren’t exclusively dedicated to chewy, stringy, soft and chared varieties of noodles, they are devoted to serving excellent local dishes. The Night Noodle Markets will once again run for Good Food Month’s, serving Asian dishes from across the spicy spectrum in a hawker-style market.
Pinot Palooza is marking its eighth year as Australia’s largest annual pinot noir festival, and while that may sound crazy specific, it goes hard every year because people love pinot, especially 100 pinots in one place that are open and ready for tasting.
Anyone visiting Bella Vista Farm this spring for Park Feast will be tipping their hats to the chefs creating big flavours inside the tiny food truck kitchens. Families can set up picnic rugs for lunch through to dinner at the weekend-long festival, served by more than 30 of Sydney’s finest food truck vendors.
In the world of botanical booze, there isn’t a more beloved duo than the humble G&T. Head to Centennial Park this spring for three full days of tasting 30 distilled juniper berry concoctions, plus live music, garden games, cocktail demos and gin and cheese matching (unusual).
The Rocks is once again getting into the swing of spring with the return of the Australian Beer Festival. Now in its 15th year, this annual celebration of suds will feature over 120 Australian-made beers, the largest offering of craft brews anywhere in Sydney.
Get you dairy and wine fix
Here's a list of Sydney venues for lazy afternoons and late nights, when all you want to do is graze on a luxurious cheeseboard. Put a solid dent in a bottle of wine while you catch up on the last few years, days or minutes of someone's life and debate the age old question: cheddar, Brie or blue?