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8 October, 2021

Tasty treats on the menu

MUNRO Martin Parklands this Saturday will be transformed into an epicurean entertainment wonderland with the inaugural Cairns Food and Wine Festival.

By Peter McCullagh

More than 1500 guests from throughout Cairns and the Tablelands will be joined with visitors from Townsville and Mackay as the MMP comes alive with more than 6 hours of entertainment, food and wine.

Cairns Food and Wine Festival President, Nathan Lee Long is thrilled with the level of interest and excitement in this new event.

“We have been blown away by the support. The number of people who have booked along with an amazing response on social media, it really is heartening.

“The people of Cairns have been crying out for high-end entertainment, add music, food and wine and you have an unbeatable combination,” he said.

Festival attendees will be treated to a line-up of entertainment never before assembled in Cairns.

Bernie’s Jazz, DJ DMH, Cairns’ own Hot Ice, Tony George’s Neil Diamond Tribute, Glenn Symons Tribute to Tom Petty and the headline act for the event, Killer Queen.

General Admission tickets are still available online or at the gate.

“General admission ticket holders will access all the food and beverage vendors.

“There’s 11 wineries and 10 food vendors, including Fetta’s Greek Taverna and Burning Log BBQ along with public seating as well as the Piccones IGA Picnic Area, just bring you own blanket.

“All ticket holders will have a great view to the stage and the quality live entertainment.

“This is a brilliant opportunity for Cairns to relax, kick off their shoes and party with great food, wine and sensational entertainment, and you will be supporting local charity Couch.”

All tickets include a complimentary stemless wine glass on entry and General Admission tickets are $25, with $2 from the sale of all tickets going to COUCH.

Live entertainment commences at 3:20pm on Saturday and full details are available on the website,



The Cairns Food and Wine Festival is set to showcase the best on offer from Australia and New Zealand.


  • Grant Burge
  • Jansz
  • Wirra Wirra
  • Tatachilla
  • Mudhouse
  • Vassa Felix
  • Rogers & Rufus
  • Yalumba
  • Yarra Burn
  • Pepperjack
  • Squealing Pig



  • Fettas Greek Taverna
  • Burning Log BBQ
  • Tropic Spirit Catering
  • The Bungalow Hotel
  • East Coast Paella Co
  • The Citus Life
  • Watermelon Fiesta
  • Salty Captain’s Prawns
  • Kaz’s Cookies
  • Mama Taco

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