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Popular foodie festivals and markets

Updated 27 May 2022

Get a taste of the region at our foodie festivals throughout the year including annual truffle and wine festivals. In addition to fresh produce markets in Fyshwick and Belconnen, you can visit farmers markets each weekend and meet the growers and makers.

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Canberra Region Farmers Market

Held each Saturday morning, this is the largest farmers market held in the Southern Tablelands. More than 100 stallholders selling everything from honey to vegetables and nitrate free bacon converge at Exhibition Park in Mitchell. A great spot for breakfast, too. 

Haig park village market at Braddon

Haig Park Markets

Canberra’s newest produce market, this convenient city location in Braddon pulls in the crowds each Sunday. Shop for fresh market produce along with flowers, coffee and other great food options.

Zucchini, spring onion, carrots and beetroot.

Southside Farmers Market

Locals south of the lake flock to Canberra College in Phillip where producers from the region sell their goods on a Sunday morning at this village market. Grab a coffee and bite to eat while you’re there.

Woman buying a necklace from a market stall outside.
Couple buying pizza from market stall.

Old Bus Depot Markets

The iconic Old Bus Depot Markets, held each Sunday, showcase the best local produce, artisan baked goods, and beautiful handmade items. Grab breakfast or lunch at the market before heading next door to the Canberra Glassworks.

A wine taster dipping a glass into a large vat of red wine.

Canberra District Wine Events

With more than 40 cellar doors surrounding the city, you’re guaranteed to find a wine event to suit you. From dinners paired with local wine to cabaret shows, art classes and moving feasts, be sure to check out what’s happening on the Canberra District Wine Industry Association’s website.

A truffle being shaved onto a a crisp white plate.

The Truffle Festival

Held annually from June through August, the Truffle Festival celebrates the Black Perigord Truffles grown in the region. Truffle 
hunts, degustation dinners, tastings and cooking demonstrations take place over the truffle season.

An overhead view of a colourful scene at the Multicultural Festival.

National Multicultural Festival Canberra

The ‘Multi Culti’ as it’s known by locals is a three day food and cultural extravaganza celebrating diversity that is held each February. Stallholders sell their national dishes and specialities, with multicultural groups putting on a range of performances throughout the festival.

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