Festival Name: Relish Food & Wine Festival

Dates: JuneLocation: Portside Precinct and Queen’s Park, Maryborough, Queensland

Set against the charming backdrop of Maryborough’s heritage streetscapes and tranquil riverside parks, the Relish Food & Wine Festival showcases an exquisite blend of local cuisine, regional wines, and craft beers, complemented by an array of live musical performances with artists from the Fraser Coast and beyond.

Visitors can indulge in gourmet tastings, cooking demonstrations by local and celebrity chefs, and live music. The festival also features interactive workshops and a variety of sessions highlighting local wineries and seasonal produce. Cooking masterclasses, wine tasting sessions, and music enliven the atmosphere.

Notable artists like local Emma Newman, Red Betty, and RYZA have appeared at the festival, bringing diverse musical styles ranging from acoustic rock to roots-fusion.

Website Address: Relish Fraser Coast

Facebook Page Address: Relish Festival Facebook

Local Area Tourism Information: Beyond the festival, Maryborough and the Fraser Coast offer a range of attractions, from heritage walks and museums to exploring nearby Fraser Island’s natural wonders.

Heritage Walks and Historical Sites: Maryborough is rich in history, evident in its well-preserved colonial architecture and historical museums.

Mary Poppins Statues and Duncan Chapman Memorial: These statues celebrate the city’s literary and historical significance.

Maryborough Mural Trail: This trail showcases local art and history through a series of stunning murals.

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The Cathedrals Fraser Coast

Queens Park and Splash Side Water Park: Ideal for family outings, these parks offer a blend of natural beauty and recreational activities.

Maryborough City Markets: A weekly event that brings together local artisans, farmers, and craftsmen.

Original Maryborough Town Site: This historic site offers a glimpse into the city’s origins and development.

Visit a world heritage-listed site, explore K’gari (formerly Fraser Island), explore Hervey Bay and so much more.

For those seeking more information on tourism in Maryborough and the Fraser Coast, the Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre is a valuable resource.