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New Look for Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Noosa’s favourite foodie festival, Noosa Food & Wine Festival has announced a fresh new look, rebranding as Noosa Eat & Drink Festival in 2020. With the growing popularity of craft beers, gin and even non-alcoholic drinks such Kombucha, the festival is embracing this evolution creating a broader and more inclusive festival.

Festival Director Sheridah Puttick said “We really felt it was time to represent what our Festival is about, a true celebration of Australian eating and drinking. Drinking wine for sure, but also drinking a myriad of other delicious things, many of which are distinctively home-grown”.

“The Noosa Eat & Drink Festival better reflects Noosa with our range of breweries, craft distilleries and coffee roasters. Our new name is also a nod to what our unique Festival is about, lots of wonderful eating and drinking, all in one of Australia’s most beautiful locations – Noosa”.

“For the first time last year, the top ten drink sales at the Festival were made up of a bevy of beverages with sparkling wine, rosé, ginger beer, gin, whisky and craft beer leading in the mix”.

“We’re excited to be making the change and leading the way in our industry by representing the full spectrum of the world of drinks at the Festival and the announcement of the name change has been welcomed by not only the beer, cider and spirits industries but also our local industry” said Ms Puttick.

John Scott Madill from Boiling Pot Brewery said “The Noosa Food & Wine Festival has always been such an iconic event that is at the very core of what Noosa has to offer. Over the years it has attracted and hosted some of the most influential people in the industry to town and put our great town on an international stage. I feel the renaming of the event is a fantastic evolution that brings inclusivity to brewers, distillers, coffee roaster and the likes. There is no doubt that this wider offering will increase visitor numbers bringing more positive activity to the Noosa area. We can’t wait to be on the program”!

Sheridah continued “And to complement our exciting name change, we are moving the Festival Village from Lions Park to the Woods at the end of Hastings Street for the 2020 Festival. The Woods area is perfect to take the Festival Village to the next level with the opportunity to create more sub precincts and activations whilst showcasing the beautiful Noosa River. The ground covering at the Woods was also a contributing factor as it is more resilient and will drain adequately should we experience rain fall pre or during the Festival.”

“The new look Festival Village will be completely different from past events but will combine Noosa’s favourite restaurants with local artisan producers, world-class chefs, the best in Australian wine and drinks, interactive masterclasses and live entertainment with lots more in the works” said Ms Puttick.

Joining the Festival in 2020 are some of our favourite Noosa restaurants, breweries and distilleries including Aromas, Boiling Pot, Café Le Monde, Embassy XO, Fortune Distillery, Locale, Heads of Noosa, Land & Sea, Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita, Noosa Boathouse, Pitchfork, Rickys, Sails, Season, Sum Yung Guys, Thomas Corner Eatery, View by Matt Golinski, Wasabi, Woodfire Grill, Zacharys and with more to sign on.

Festival-goers can expect a fabulous Festival Opening Party and never-to-be-repeated restaurant takeovers, alongside an action-packed four-day program that stretches from the beach to the Hinterland.

The full program will be announced in December 2019 with ticket and accommodation packages available via alluxia. Register your interest at for the latest updates.

Image credit: Tourism Noosa
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