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About Adelaide Food Fringe

The Adelaide Food Fringe is South Australia’s 100% open access food and drink festival. Created by the people for the people!

South Australia is renowned for being the best food and drink state in Australia and the Adelaide Food Fringe is all about YOUR expression of our food and drink culture. We want to discover and celebrate your food and drink stories and ideas in a program that brings to life the rich diversity of the produce, people, and experiences of this great state.

Register your event to be a part of our program before 5 February and join us for the inaugural Adelaide Food Fringe, Friday 3 April to Sunday 5 April 2020.

The Adelaide Food Fringe is NOT a festival with one fenced off event and a bunch of food and drink stalls. The Adelaide Food Fringe can and will be everywhere in SA. It’s YOUR bar, restaurant, farm, winery, festival, club, school, home – literally anywhere you choose to present YOUR idea or event.

This is a festival all about businesses, producers, communities, clubs, families and individuals sharing their presentation of food and drink with like-minded South Australians. We love the diversity of ideas and communities in SA, and in the spirit of all great open access festivals, like the Adelaide Fringe, SALA and Umbrella Winter Sounds, the Adelaide Food Fringe will facilitate a 100% open access festival program, “created by the people, for the people.”

The program is open to anyone with an idea or passion for food and drink that they want to share with the world. If food and/or drink is a major component of your event you are eligible to register; whether it’s a food or drink tour, cooking class, talks, tastings, exhibition, community event, workshop, street party, special dining event, performance or festival, restaurant/café/bar events, charity fundraiser… you name it! If you have a legitimate idea and can make it happen, we want you and your event in the Adelaide Food Fringe program.

The festival will operate across all of South Australia. With a key objective to increase access and participation of people hosting and attending food and drink events, the festival offers affordable registration fees for presenters and a range of free and accessible events for the public.

The Adelaide Food Fringe is proud to have Foodbank as our charity partner, and each year a minimum of 10% of all registration fees will be donated to Foodbank to assist their fight against hunger and food insecurity.

The Adelaide Food Fringe acknowledges the traditional custodians, the Kaurna people, whose ancestral lands this festival gathers on.

The Adelaide Food Fringe is proudly supported by

Founding Partners

Charity Partner Foodbank

Supporting Partners