Tasting Australia | Family Friendly Highlights | South Australia | 30 Apr – 9 May 2021

Tasting Australia – Family Friendly Events

Tasting Australia, South Australia’s premier eating and drinking festival, will feature over 140 events in 2021.

Tasting Australia is where foodies come to discover what’s new on the menu.  Be it a collaboration among world-class chefs, an inimitable tasting of beer, wine or spirits, or an evening soaking up the charred flavours and aromas of Town Square, Tasting Australia offers unique and moreish food and beverage experiences for all ages.

Family Friendly Highlights


Tasting Australia’s Town Square returns in 2021 with a new look and more of the eating and drinking experiences you love.  Free, fun and perfect for families, this is the place to meet for a drink, stay for a meal and explore. You’ll find vendors offering dishes packed with South Australian produce, bars proudly serving the finest local beverages and an atmosphere of celebration.

Renowned chefs are ready to create unforgettable one-off menus in the Town Square Kitchen, while their updated artisan area features local craftspeople at work. Take the kids—they have special activities just for them.

Town Square, situated in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga is accessible for people in wheelchairs. This includes all events held in Town Square Kitchen and in the Masterclass Pavilion.

Come early, stay late and see where Town Square takes you. READ MORE HERE

Thursday 6 May 2021
4pm – 5pm

Honey straight from the source? You got it. Discover the fascinating world of bees and the process of caring for them at this family-friendly session hosted by Mark Labrooy, Josh D’Ambrosio and Magdalena Roze.

Josh D’Ambrosio from The Urban Bee explains from bee to jar, while Mark Labrooy demonstrates a tasty honey recipe, with a sample served during the session. Each guest will also receive a jar of Simon Bryant’s dirt(y) honey. BOOK HERE

Friday 30 Apr 2021 – Saturday 1 May 2021

The Adelaide Central Market has been the beating heart of Adelaide’s food scene since establishment in 1869, over 150 years ago.

A short walk from Tasting Australia’s Town Square, the Market will host a series of free events and activities featuring an outstanding culinary line-up of top South Australian chefs. Over two days, the Adelaide Central Market will showcase their incredible traders and South Australian produce through cooking demonstrations and tastings at the Community Kitchen.

Wander through the Market to buy your own ingredients to cook up your own Tasting Australia inspired meal, while enjoying their line-up of live music and free kids’ activities. READ MORE HERE

Friday 30 Apr 2021 – Sunday 9 May 2021

Experience South Australia at its most delectable as Rundle Mall brings together the state’s finest regional producers, artisans and iconic local brands all under the one roof — or the Gawler Place Canopy, to be precise.

Presented by Rundle Mall and Farquhar, expand your cooking skills with live demonstrations and tastings from Sprout. Watch as these talented chefs whip up mouth-watering recipes using their favourite local produce from South Australian regional producers.

After the demonstration, you’re invited to sample an amazing range of local products to stock up your own pantry, before setting out to find delicious eateries and homeware retailers throughout the Precinct. READ MORE HERE

Saturday 1 May 2021 – Saturday 8 May 2021

Take the kids along to the RAA Travel Lounge Bar in Town Square, Tarntanyangga where Scoffed Cooking School’s pastry chef will be on hand to help them create the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Scoffed’s chef will guide the children through the steps to create an edible garden arrangement for mum’s special day.  Children will spend an hour working creatively with the chef to create and package their masterpiece. BOOK HERE

Saturday 1 May 2021
4.00pm – 5.30pm.  

Duncan Welgemoed dazzles at Adelaide’s Africola – and now our youngest diners can discover his cooking too. Join the star chef and his two young boys for an unforgettable trip around the table. This family-friendly session will feature recipes from Welgemoed’s upcoming children’s vegetarian cookbook The Deep Sigh of Broccoli. You’ll also enjoy kids’ mocktails from Adelaide beverage legend and Hellbound wine bar owner Mark Reginato, plus an Ivy House floristry workshop with floral genius Jessica Taylor. Prepare to get your hands dirty!  BOOK HERE

Sunday 2 May 2021
4pm – 5pm

Fresh out of family recipes? We’ve all been there. Take inspiration from top Adelaide chefs in sessions designed to add fast, affordable meals to your weeknight roster. Emma McCaskill will be joined by her own children in the Town Square Kitchen to demonstrate go-to dinners. You’ll enjoy a small dish of each, plus a beverage and a recipe booklet. BOOK HERE

Friday 7 May 2021
11am – 2pm & 5pm – 8pm

On a mission to cement its place in the Hall of Foodie Fame, the Festival of Sausage in Bread will explore the culinary breadth of this meaty masterpiece, proving it’s much more than just a humble snag on white.

From the Argentinian choripan and South African boerewors to the Thai “sai ua” and Scottish square sausage (not to mention English bangers, German bratwursts, American hotdogs, and Serbian cevapcici), this one-day event will convert even the saltiest sausage sourpuss into a cabana connoisseur.

Held at the University of Adelaide’s Cloisters on May 7 and open to staff, students and the general sausage-loving public, the Festival of Sausage in Bread (served with lashings of sauce, onions, relishes, mustard and sauerkraut) will be firing up the coals and slicing loaves over two sessions: 11am to 2pm and then again from 5pm until 8pm.

The event is free entry, however they are offering 10 gourmet sausages at a cost of $5.00 each, all the proceeds will help support our students. Each Club will have their own stall.



Tasting Australia has a fabulous offering of free events. With experiences spanning across the South Australian regions, explore their summary of “on-the-house” experiences HERE.

Follow the Tasting Australia Facebook page here for updates.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Tasting Australia website.

What:   Tasting Australia | Family Friendly Highlights 

When:    Friday 30 April – Sunday 9 May 2021

Where:   Adelaide & surrounding areas, 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.

Image Source: Tasting Australia


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