February 6, 2020
What's On

What’s On: Cellar Door Fest, Chilli Fest and more

There's plenty of eating and drinking to do this weekend with food, wine, beer and cider fests galore.

Fest of the best

More than 170 wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers from across 14 South Australian regions will descend on the city for three days from February 7 to 9 at the annual Cellar Door Fest at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival will include free tastings and cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, two long-table lunches – one with Adam Liaw and Callum Hann, the other with Hentley Farm, a four-course degustation dinner with chefs Liaw, Hann and Jessie Spiby, a hands-on d’Arenberg blending bench experience, a new dedicated cheese zone, and a “Bushfire Relief Market” dedicated to showcasing producers directly affected by the recent fires.

Brewing bonanza

Head to Port Adelaide for the Wharf Summer Beer & Cider Fest on Saturday, February 8, from noon to 11.30pm at The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel. The event will celebrate the latest craft beers and ciders from local brewers including Big Shed, Little Bang, Mismatch, Hills Cider and PirateLife.

Feel the burn

If you like your food on the spicy side, Chilli Fest on February 8 and 9 will have everything to get your tastebuds tingling at Willunga Recreation Park. Grow your own, with plants for sale, or just enjoy the market stalls with chilli products, sauces and tastings. There will be demonstrations, chilli wreath-making and a spot for beer, wine, sangria and chilli-inspired food.

Get a taste

Experience one of South Australia’s great regions at TASTE the Limestone Coast Festival, on Saturday, February 8. Make your way to the Naracoorte Town Squares to see local boutique wineries on show, as well as food, breweries and music. The event supports the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

All revved up

Celebrate 100 years of Bentley at this year’s All British Day on Sunday, February 9 at Echunga Recreation Grounds. The event provides a great excuse to bring a picnic and enjoy motoring through the ages. This year’s feature club will be the Armstrong Siddeley Car Club.

Filthy fun

Get foamy, muddy and soaking wet at Oakbank Racecourse on Saturday, February 8 for the 5k Foam Fest. Tackle 22 obstacles, including a huge inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, and mud pits, all the while trying to make your way through 2.5 million cubic feet of foam.

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