Adelaide Food Fringe | 3-5 Apr 2020

adelaide food fringe

Adelaide Food Fringe

SA’s newest open-access food festival, The Adelaide Food Fringe, has announced it’s festival concept, dates and open registrations for anyone to present a food or drink themed event. 

*CANCELLED* – Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been cancelled. Read the Adelaide Food Fringe statement here.

In the spirit of all great Fringe Festivals, the Adelaide Food Fringe will be 100% open access – “created by the people, for the people”, open to anyone with a passion for food and drink that they want to share with the wider community, including food-related events and performances.

Open access means that anyone can be a part of the Adelaide Food Fringe, whether you are a back shed brewer, home cook, migrant community, custodian of treasured family recipes, sporting club, chef, restaurant, cafe, bar, winery, brewery, distillery, farmer, food scientist, producer, community veggie garden, industry professional – pretty much anyone with a pulse can join the program by registering their event or idea at their venue.

adelaide food fringe

Photo: Jack Fenby

The festival will be spread throughout South Australia, with a key objective being to increase regional participation and make SA’s amazing food and drink culture more accessible. The Adelaide Food Fringe will be an inclusive and family-friendly festival celebrating the diverse and vibrant food cultures that all Australians feel a connection to.

Just as importantly, the Adelaide Food Fringe’s vision for the festival is to provide a platform to engage businesses, producers, individuals, and entrepreneurs to present their food and drink ideas.

adelaide food fringe

The Adelaide Food Fringe is proud to have Foodbank as their 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 full program will be announced in February 2020.

adelaide food fringe

Photo: Saige Prime

Event Registration:

Registrations open on Wednesday 27 November 2019 for anyone to register their food fringe event.

Everybody is welcome to be a part of the festival program as long as the event has a food or drink theme, meets all food, health and safety regulations and the registration fee is paid. Registrations are only $50 with 10% of all registration’s fees donated to Foodbank to help them fight hunger and food insecurity in the state.

Registrations have already started with a bang with early birds quick to register events including:

  • A showcase of Adelaide urban food initiatives by South Australian Urban Food Network.
  • Hunt and Gather – An Interactive exhibition and Journey through SA’s Food Cultures by award winning interactive dining story tellers – Post Dining.
  • A collaboration between the Australian Refugees Association, Migration Museum and Adelaide’s Horn of Africa Communities celebrating the 30th Anniversary of settlement of the Horn Of Africa Communities in South Australia.
  • Pirate Life Brewery tours
  • A new plant-based food event created by Adelaide’s Vegan Festival director Lea McBride.

Photo: Saige Prime

It could be a food or drink tour, cooking classes, talks, tastings, exhibitions, workshops, street parties, special menu or dining events, performances, festivals, restaurant / café / bar tasting events, charity fundraisers, meet the makers, fruit picking – anything big or small that has food and/or drink as a major component of the event is welcome to join the Adelaide Food Fringe.

They are especially wanting registrations for family-friendly events. They are encouraging families and family businesses/venues to get involved as we are offering an accessible and affordable festival for all South Aussies to enjoy.

Whether you are a parent who owns a play cafe and want to host a family-friendly dinner, have a mums group and want to host a picnic luncheon at a local park, a kids pasta-making class at a restaurant, or whatever ideas come to mind – anyone with a pulse and passion for food or drink can register.


adelaide food fringe

Photo: Saige Prime

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Food Fringe website.

What:   Adelaide Food Fringe

When:    Friday 3 – Sunday 5 April 2020 

Where:   Various events

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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