Don’t miss Moreton Bay Food + Wine

Published 5:00am 15 August 2022

Don’t miss Moreton Bay Food + Wine
Words by Kylie Knight

Ten celebrity chefs, six different precincts to experience, makers’ masterclasses, fireworks and more are coming to Woody Point for Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival this week.

The event runs from August 19-21 at Woody Point’s Apex Park, kicking off the Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival, a six-week celebration of the region’s producers and foodie culture. There are more than 40 events from August 19 to September 25.

At Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival, you can enjoy cooking demonstrations, seaside pop-up bars, local produce, live entertainment and fireworks on Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

The event, tipped to attract foodies from far and wide, is being headlined by celebrity chefs Manu Fieldel, Miguel Maestre, Adriano Zumbo, Georgia Barnes, Alastair McLeod, Pearly Sprinkles, Kim McCosker, Alex Glenn and Luke Camilleri.

The chefs will perform across two stages during the three days, sharing recipes and cooking tips as they prepare dishes using a selection of local produce.

The event site, which spans about 1km along the foreshore at Woody Point, includes six precincts offering six different experiences.

They are: The Kitchen, The Market Place, Brewfest Moreton Bay, The Cellar Door, The Oasis, and Sweets and Treats.

The Kitchen (presented by USC) is where you can watch some of Australia’s biggest names in the culinary world in action on stage.

The Market Place is where you can sample fresh specialties, meet and hear from artesian producers and stock up on homemade and homegrown goodies.

Brewfest Moreton Bay (presented by Kindred) is where you can quench your thirst and enjoy live music, with 20+ local, independent, and popular brewers pouring your favourite beers and ciders.

The Cellar Door (presented by Ray White Woody Point) will offer an extensive selection of wines as well as cheeses, meats and other picnic goodies to enjoy while listening to cool jazz tunes.

The Oasis (presented by Aspley Mazda) is a tropical-inspired area offering colourful cocktails, refreshing gin and everything in between. It’s the perfect spot to grab a drink and hit the dance floor to DJs and live music.

Sweets and Treats is where you can sample brownies, baked treats, desserts, coffee, ice-creams, macarons, doughnuts and plenty more delicious sweets and treats. There will also be cooking demonstrations from celebrity dessert chef Adriano Zumbo, live music, pop-up bars and dessert cocktails.

This year's Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival hosts eight signature masterclasses, presented by Laceys Hill Distilling Co. From cocktail masterclasses, paint & sip to clay mug making, there is something for everyone.

Masterclass tickets include a MBFW day pass (for the relevant day) and a complimentary festival cocktail - a Moreton Sunrise, made with Laceys Hill gin.

Don’t miss Moreton Bay Food + Wine
Celebrity chef and Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival ambassador Alastair McLeod

Event not to be missed

Moreton Bay Food +Wine Festival is delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT), with the support of key strategic partner, Moreton Bay Regional Council.

MBRIT CEO and Founder Shane Newcombe says it is the biggest event on the calendar in the region and is expected to attract visitors from across South East Queensland and beyond.

“It’s going to be a massive three days, with so much to explore and enjoy. I know our quality line-up of celebrity chefs will draw a big crowd and while they’re here, we’ll be showcasing the best food and drinks produced in the Moreton Bay Region,” Mr Newcombe says.

“There will also be 200+ hours of entertainment, plus pop-up bars and fireworks, and there’s nothing quite like a Woody Point sunset as a backdrop.

“I can’t wait to celebrate the best of our region with locals and visitors.”

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says the festival is the region’s time to shine.

“This is the biggest food festival in South East Queensland, and in my opinion the best. It’s the best time to be in Moreton Bay, not just because the weather is perfect but because there’s so much to do.

“With a month-long calendar of events and activities you can take a culinary journey around the world.

“The people serving you are the most innovative and exciting chefs and providores Moreton Bay has on offer, so even if you’ve been before you’re guaranteed to be surprised. And if you’ve never been, then you need to get your tickets now.

“I hope to see you there, because I wouldn’t miss it for all the oysters in the world.”

Don’t miss Moreton Bay Food + Wine

Where to park

Patron parking will be available at Pelican Park, Clontarf, with a shuttle bus running between there and the festival. It’s a 10-minute walk for those who prefer a stroll.

The carpark is shut overnight, so check signage when parking for more information and timings.

Patrons can also park in the streets surrounding the festival site, being mindful of signed restrictions and parking legally.

Limited accessible parking is available in the Bicentennial Park carpark (opposite the Victoria Ave and Hornibrook Esp intersection).

There is a drop-off and pick-up zone for patrons at this intersection – perfect or taxis or ride-share options.

Entry to the Festival

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival is at Apex Park, 256 Hornibrook Esp, Woody Point. Entry is via the main gate at the Victoria Ave end of Apex Park, across the road from Bramble Bay Bowls Club.

The ticket booth is also located in this location.

Note: There is no entry gate located down the Eastern end of the site near The Belvedere Hotel.

Park and boat ramp closure

Apex Park, Woody Point, will be closed from 6am Monday, August 15 until 6pm Tuesday, August 23.

The surrounding carparks, and Woody Point Boat Ramp will be closed from Friday, August 19 and there will be a footpath diversion route in place for the path that runs through the Apex Park.

How to get tickets

To find out more about Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival and to buy tickets, head to the website

Tastes of Moreton Bay Feastival is delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, with the support of key strategic partner, Moreton Bay Regional Council.

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