Festivals in Canberra

Festivals in Canberra

Check out the long list of Canberra’s festivals including Enlighten, National Cherry Festival, Anzac Day, National Folk Festival, The Truffle Festival, Summernats etc.  Here are some of the more exciting and inviting food festivals of the nation’s capital;

1. National Cherry Festival

For the love of chomping cherries, join the biggest celebration of cherries in Australia!  The National Cherry Festival is an annual celebration of Young and the wider Hilltops Region that produces cherries.  

Events of the Festival

Being a country festival with a few twists, the features of it include a street parade, Christmas street market, and a Farmers’ Market.  The festival announces a Cherry King and Queen and hosts some interesting competitions such as the cherry pie eating competition and the cherry pip spitting competition.  The cherry orchard tour and “pick-your-own” or roadside cherry stalls are added features.

For more information on this festival please visit the following website; https://www.cherryfestival.org/

2. The Truffle Festival

Beat the chill and indulge in a taste of mid-winter magic at the Truffle Festival of the Canberra Region.  The festival celebrates the seasonality of this farm produce, and it is celebrated throughout the entire truffle season.  Choose from a range of events and experiences to indulge in.  Delight in the heavenly truffle creations at local cafes, restaurants, bars and wineries.

Features of the Festival

Cooking Class

Don your apron and learn all the tips and tricks of an aromatic truffle feast from the best in the business.  Book your experience prior to your visit.

Indulgent Food

The master chefs of Canberra know a thing or two about the star ingredient truffle, and how to whip up a wonderful array of food with it, from truffle brie to truffle pizza and truffle Crème Brulee, truffle beer and what not!  Enjoy this unique ingredient in the amazing food of your choice.  

Truffle Hunt

Take part in this memorable winter experience of the famous truffle hunt!  Learn everything about this precious food, enjoy the sampling and buy some for home.

For more information on this festival please visit the following website; https://trufflefestival.com.au/

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