Becoming part of the inaugural Adelaide Food Fringe is an awesome way to bring locals back to your restaurant, cafe, pub, venue, distillery, community centre or organisation – and having an idea for what you want your event to look like can be challenging, until now!

Sometimes coming up with an idea can come naturally, or it can feel like all creativity has left your brain and taken a holiday overseas. We’ve looked at past Adelaide Food Fringe events that were a hit last year with ticket holders (despite our festival not getting to the finish line) and come up with a few events we think will attract customers from all over South Australia to your business!

If you’re running low on event ideas or just need a bit of inspiration, take a look at our list and get your process started before registrations close on 15 March!

Thanks to our partners Never Never Distilling Co, Pirate Life, City Rural and OMD Adelaide, all Not For Profit organisations can register their event for free – and thanks to the City of Charles Sturt, the first 60 events based in their council area get free registration too!

Experience events

  • Quiz or trivia night 
  • Cooking workshops
  • Cocktail classes
  • Step-by-step pasta making class
  • Tours of your venue
  • Community day at your venue or local park
  • Host a guest chef/cook
  • Talks and discussions about food/drink topics
  • Meet the makers
  • Gardening and veggie patch workshop
  • Growing veggies from food scraps

Drink inspired events

  • Bottomless champagne brunch
  • Learn how to make signature cocktails workshop
  • Cocktail party with Never Never
  • Lessons on how spirits/beer/wine is made from an expert
  • Host an event at your favourite bar (collaborate)
  • Art class paired with wine or Pirate Life beer
  • Happy hour at your pub
  • Music and drinks theme night (drinks based on a band/artist or film)
  • Host a Never Never gin tasting event

Food inspired events

  • Dinner degustation evening
  • Lunching with the ladies
  • Picnic in the park
  • Vegan and vegetarian theme night
  • Food trails and tasting routes in your area
  • Pairing food and beer with Pirate Life
  • Potluck/share your plate dinner
  • Dessert tasting night
  • Breakfast events
  • Food theme night (i.e. Mexican night)
  • Mothers day event
  • Art and food exhibition
  • Seasonal food focus
  • Food themed theatre or dinner and a show
  • Back to your roots
  • Collaborations with multicultural communities, businesses, clubs, venues, and brands

No matter where you are or whatever your Adelaide Food Fringe event idea is, nothing is too big or too small to be part of South Australia’s first 100% open access food and drink festival!