Adelaide Food Fringe | 7-16 May 2021

adelaide food fringe

Adelaide Food Fringe – Open-Access Food Festival

With an expanded festival program of 9 days, the Adelaide Food Fringe returns in 2021.

This year also introduces a celebration of pubs called “International Pub Week” and a new poster featuring artwork by much-loved Adelaide artist, Billie Justice Thomson.

After cancelling the inaugural program in 2020 due to Covid-19 shutdowns, the festival’s ‘COVID comeback’ was made possible thanks to the continued support of major partners City of Adelaide Council, Pirate Life Brewing, new major partner Never Never Distilling Co and other generous sponsors.

adelaide food fringe

Photo by Saige Prime

Back and ready to start from where it left off, the open-access food festival is encouraging all food and beverage businesses, brewers, wineries, distilleries, venues, clubs, producers, multicultural communities and cultural institutions (large or small) to share their food and beverage experience by becoming a part of its 2021 program line-up and registering their event.


adelaide food fringe

Photo by Saige Prime

As South Australia’s 100% open-access food and drink festival, the Adelaide Food Fringe program exists to support and celebrate the state’s incredible food and beverage businesses, venues, clubs, producers, multicultural communities and cultural institutions. What SALA and the Adelaide Fringe is to amateur, emerging and established artists and performers, the Adelaide Food Fringe is for the people, businesses and venues working in food and beverage in SA.

With an affordable, diverse and accessible food and beverage program for everyone to enjoy, it importantly is NOT a festival with a fenced in area and food vendors. The whole state is a potential festival site as every business, club, venue or premises presenting a food or beverage related event is the venue.

adelaide food fringe

Photo by Saige Prime

Charity Support:

The Adelaide Food Fringe donates 10% of all net registration fees collected to charity partner, Foodbank.

Last year, because of COVID and the impact it had on the wider community, the festival decided to donate 100% of its 2020 net registration fees collected to help with the extra demand for Foodbank’s service. The donation resulted in 1080 meals provided to South Australians.

In 2021, the festival has a target to provide funding for 5000 meals through registrations and any event pledging a percentage of their event’s profits to Foodbank.

adelaide food fringe

Photo by Saige Prime

New Elements This Year Include:

  • FREE registration for all Not for Profit organisations such as multicultural communities and sporting clubs thanks to the support of Never Never Distilling Co, City Rural Insurance brokers and OMD Adelaide.
  • The world’s first International Pub Week proudly supported by major partner Pirate Life celebrating the culinary, cultural, social and economic impact of Pubs in SA and supporting pubs in through the challenging COVID environment they’ve had to navigate. 


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

What:   Adelaide Food Fringe 

When:    Friday 7 – Sunday 16 May 2021 

Where:   Various locations across South Australia 

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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