SIGNATURE EVENTS

RUMP & RUM WITH SHANE BAILEY

Experience an unforgettable evening of culinary delight and exquisite spirits at Rumps & Rums with Shane Bailey. Savour a perfectly cooked rump steak, prepared to perfection by Chef Shane Bailey. Complement your meal with a curated selection of the finest rums that perfectly accompany the rich flavours of the dish. This is a not-to-be-missed event for beef and rum enthusiasts alike.

Capricorn Cantina

Get ready to experience a taste of Mexico in CQ! Gather five friends and indulge in a shared Mexican feast curated by the renowned Chef Roel Van Camp of Amuse Dining. This event promises to take your taste buds on a journey through the rich and diverse flavours of Mexican cuisine. Complement your meal with a selection of specialty cocktails and drinks prepared by Man the Bar, available for purchase. Enjoy an unforgettable night of delectable dining, dancing, and drinks, with spectacular festival views and funky vibes from musician Tyrone Drahm.

local tide seafood lunch with Roel van camp

Join us for “Local Tide,” an exclusive fine dining seafood event celebrating culinary artistry and local craftsmanship. Sip your way through expertly crafted cocktails while indulging in a four-course tasting menu curated by Roel Van Camp of Amuse Dining. Experience a harmonious fusion of exquisite cuisine and locally produced spirits against the backdrop of our picturesque Festival Grounds.

LADIES OF THE VINE ROSÉ SOIRÉE

The Ladies of The Vine Rosé Soirée is the perfect way to spend your Saturday. Your group of six will be greeted with a sumptuous shared picnic hamper, curated with an array of gourmet, seasonal delicacies that will satisfy both your sweet and savoury cravings. Sip and savour your way through a selection of handpicked Rosé wines, each chosen to complement the flavours of the delectable spread before you.

Brazilian BBQ + Brain Busters

Get ready to indulge with a tantalising spread of Brazilian BBQ, skillfully crafted by Noosa’s very own Brazzo Boys. Dive into succulent cuts of meat, infused with flavour and grilled to perfection, all while testing your general knowledge with trivia hosted by Dr M’s Quizzology! After stimulating both your taste buds and your brain, head over to the festival’s main stage to immerse yourself in an electrifying lineup of live music.

archer cottage cheese masterclass

Delight your palate, indulge your senses and discover the beauty of everything cheese. Hosted by our Master Cheesemonger, this masterclass will delve into the origins of cheese, how different types of cheese are made and more.

ROSÉ REVELATIONS WINE MASTERCLASS

Join us for a delightful and informative wine class that will take you on a sensory adventure, unravelling the secrets and nuances of these exquisite pink elixirs. Guided by our Dan Murphy’s Wine Merchant, you will be introduced to a diverse selection of rosé wines sourced from renowned regions around the globe. From the palest blush to vibrant salmon hues, each wine will reveal its unique personality, encapsulating the essence of the terroir and the winemaker’s craft.

sparkling splendours wine masterclass

oin us on an effervescent adventure through the enchanting world of sparkling wines. Presented by Dan Murphy’s Rockhampton, this class offers a comprehensive exploration of these exquisite beverages, delving into their rich history, production methods, regional variations, and the art of proper tasting. Whether you are a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this class will captivate your senses and deepen your appreciation for the fine craft of sparkling wines.

up late: espresso martini masterclass

Join us for the ultimate indulgent event: Up Late Espresso Martini Masterclass Learn the art of crafting the perfect espresso martini. This hands-on masterclass will guide you through the steps to create this classic cocktail, from selecting the ideal espresso blend to mastering the perfect pour. To complement your cocktail experience, Min from Minirons will present a drool-worthy dessert designed to pair perfectly with your espresso martini. 

brown brothers bottomless brunch

Gather your group of 6 and enjoy a delightful Sunday at The Boathouse. Our Bottomless Brunch offers a lavish spread of sweet and savoury brunch favourites paired with a 2 hour drinks package of prosecco by Brown Brothers Winery. Sip mimosas as you relax and take in the serene river views while listening to tunes from DJ Blake Hamlyn.

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the long lunch on gki

Experience a culinary journey like no other at The Long Lunch on GKI, curated by renowned CFWF chefs.

Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Great Keppel Island, this exclusive event invites you to indulge in a four-course feast paired with boutique wines and craft beer that celebrates the region’s finest flavours.

Festival Grounds

OPENING NIGHT
FEAT. BIRDS OF TOKYO

Experience an enchanting evening featuring a live performance by Birds of Tokyo. Indulge in culinary delights, sip on exquisite wines, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Riverside Precinct.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
FEAT THE POTBELLEEZ

Join us for a spectacular Saturday at the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival, where culinary delights meet sensational entertainment. Indulge in a diverse selection of gourmet foods and exquisite wines that will tantalise your taste buds. The highlight of the evening will be a live performance by The Potbelleez, best known for hits including ‘Don’t Hold Back’, ‘From the Music’ and ‘Are You With Me’ .

WHAT IS CFWF?

Celebrating it’s 12th year in 2024, the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival has grown to become North Queensland’s largest Food and Wine Festival, and a signature event on the region’s calendar.

The region’s flagship food and wine event has played a significant role in showcasing the Rockhampton Region, it’s burgeoning hospitality, food and wine capabilities whilst positioning the region as an exciting and vibrant destination for visitors.

The Festival hosts numerous both in the Festival grounds and venues around the region including degustations, masterclasses, cocktail parties, cooking demonstrations and more. And the 2 day Festival Event on the Riverbank showcases live music and offers tastings from food vendors, winemakers, craft brewers, cocktail extraordinaires and more.

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