A Tasty Festival Cairns

Check out the program for this year’s Festival Cairns with a number of Tasting events.

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Gary Mehigan’s Regional Food Showcase Cooking Demonstrations at the Farmgate Market – Saturday 22nd August at 9:30am and 11:00am. Gary will chose ingredients from the market to cook up simple recipes you can make at home.

Taste of Palm Cove – August 23rd – 9am – 3pm, 9.00 – 11.30 Brekkie & Brunch, 11.30 – 3.00 Tasting Plates Lunch

A fantastic day to enjoy fabulous food and wine beachside at Palm Cove. Enjoy the specialty dishes created for this event by our renowned and celebrated restaurants along the Esplanade. Gary Mehigan will visit restaurants in the Esplanade between 10-11am.

Gary Mehigan’s Regional Food Showcase Luncheon at The Sebel Reef House Palm Cove – Sorry booked out.

Market Square

Shields Street (Closed between Grafton & Sheridan St) Check out the program at http://cairnsmarketsquare.com.au/


Official Opening – Sunday 23 August (12.00pm until late)
Join the Market Square traders and restaurants in a street market showcasing local produce and products, Rusty’s Markets, street food and more. Ergon Energy’s Cairns Street Buskers “Street Star” competitors will be performing at various locations throughout the day.

Celebrity “Cook Off”Market square chefs take on local celebrities competing in three live Master Chef style “Cook Off’s” (3, 4 & 5.00pm sessions)

Market Square Longest Lunch Fashion Parade Thursday 27th August 12:00 noon. Set on one long tableunder shade down Shield Street .
Experience the best of Cairns’ local restaurants on one long table at Market Square in Shields Street. Featuring fashions by Tea Lilly in two Parisian style fashion parades set to live jazz. A three – course lunch by La Fettuccina, Paddywhacks and Ochre Restaurant. Finish the day with the inaugural Market Square “Waiters Race”.(12.00pm – 3.00pm) More info here.

Market Square Finale Street Party Saturday 29 August – In a first for Cairns, the whole of Shields Street from Sheridan Street to City Place will be closed for a fabulous street party. Family Entertainment, street food, markets and live music will culminate in Ergon Energy’s Cairns Street Buskers Festival international performers live from 5.30pm (12.00pm until late) Live Music – McMennamins (12pm – 3pm) & View From Madelines Couch (7pm-10pm)

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