About Adelaide Food Fringe

Adelaide Food Fringe is the 100% open access food and drink festival that supports and celebrates South Australia’s spectacular food and beverage industry across 9 days from 7 – 16 May 2021.

A food and beverage festival for everyone, with a program of events created by South Australia’s diverse hospitality industry and grassroots communities. The 9 day program features businesses, venues, multicultural communities and institutions that inspires creative, cultural and accessible food and drink events held across the state.

Adelaide Food Fringe is NOT a fenced-off, stall-based festival! We want you to discover and experience the rich culture and local produce our great state has to offer. The festival is here, there and everywhere in SA; at your bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes, wineries, farms, clubs, venues, schools, markets, museums, parks… even your own backyard! Adelaide Food Fringe events can be held anywhere that has a COVIDsafe plan in place.

This year, the Adelaide Food Fringe is excited to announce a new initiative and program stream: the world’s first International Pub Week! This unique celebration highlights the culinary, cultural, social and economic impact of our Pubs for one whole week, from Sunday 9 May to Sunday 16 May. A whole week featuring special offers, events and stories behind the publicans, patrons and people that make our pubs integral to SA’s identity.

While this festival celebrates the expansive food and beverage industry, we recognise not everyone has the privilege to feed themselves or their families – that’s why we have again committed to working with Foodbank as our charity partner to fight food insecurity in South Australia.

In 2020 we pledged 10 percent of Adelaide Food Fringe’s net registration fee income directly to Foodbank. However due to the extra demand COVID placed on Foodbank last year, we donated 100% of our net registration fees collected providing 1,080 meals to people doing it tough in SA. In 2021, we’re setting a target to fund 5,000 meals through Foodbank via registration fees and events in our program pledging a part of their profit to Foodbank,

Register your event to be a part of our program:

Registrations open 20 January. Anyone can register their event, all you need to do is have a COVIDsafe plan, comply with South Australian food safety and hygiene requirements and register Here (link) to have your food or drink inspired event included in the program. Whether it’s an intimate event, unique food or drink offering, cooking workshop, community club dinner, cultural event or gathering in a big space, we can be safe, smart, and still have a cracking time!

Thanks to our partners Pirate Life Brewing, City Rural Insurance Brokers and OMD Adelaide, all Not-For-Profit organisations will receive free registration this year!

Registrations close 15 March
Full program launches 22 March
Festival dates Friday 7 May to Sunday 16 May 2021.

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