The top free events not to miss this Tasting Australia!

Tasting Australia, 13 – 22 April 2018

Mad March might over but our favourite month is only just beginning. Why April you ask? Because who doesn’t love a 10-day festival of eating and drinking local South Australian produce, otherwise known as Tasting Australia.

We’ve put together our top picks for free events not to miss this Tasting Australia, check them out!

  1. Charred

The heart of the event will again be in Adelaide’s Town Square and is the place to be for gathering with friends and family with a glass of wine in hand and a taste of delicious food prepared by South Australian chefs who celebrate the use of local produce.  If the name didn’t give it away, Charred features food vendors using fire as their primary heat source. The perfect antidote to a crisp autumn breeze. Allow SA’s best to warm your hearts with the smoky scent of Charred.

More event information: Charred

  1. Artisan Produce on the Pontoon

Open Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm until midnight, step onto the Pontoon in Elder Park where you’ll join in on the celebration of artisan craft beer, wine, spirits and of course, food! Speak with your favourite South Australian brewers, winemakers and producers and be entertained by local djs until late all while enjoying a taste of SA.

More event information: Artisan Produce Week on the Pontoon

  1. Urban Pantry and Cellar Door

Celebrate South Australia’s top producers and brands under the Gawler Place Canopy in the heart of Rundle Mall. Here you can sample flavours from an amazing array of iconic food and beverage brands or join the Grazing Trail, a self-guided food tour through Rundle Mall.

More event information: The Urban Pantry and Cellar Door

  1. Fleurieu Olive Harvest Open Day

It’s all in the name^! Head along to Nangkita Olives and learn to plant, prune, pick, pickle and press your olives with one of the country’s top producers. This family friendly event is a great day of hands-on learning, observing and most importantly sampling olive related products from the Fleurieu Peninsula and beyond. Finish off with a glass of wine, spitted local lamb and wood-fired pizzas as you embrace the flavours of the Fleurieu.

More event information: Fleurieu Olive Harvest Open Day

  1. Taste Buds – Food Art for Kids

This year, kids can discover their inner foodie with Taste Buds. Taste Buds offers a free program for 7-12 year olds to engage in food, nutrition, food provenance and preparation. Led by local food celebrities, chefs and producers, kids will have the opportunity to develop their palates through a hands-on and sensory approach to food, using the best seasonal, local produce.

More event information here: Taste Buds – Food Art

Where to stay? Check out our top Adelaide hotels here

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