Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Capricorn Food and Wine Inc.?

The annual Capricorn Food and Wine Festival was created back in 2012 by Stage & Audio Event Solutions to celebrate 35 years in business and as a “thank you” to the community.

Hosted by a committee of local event stars and volunteers, the Festival has since evolved into 4 annual events- Big Beer Festival, Capricorn Food and Wine Festival, Oktoberfest Rockhampton and Rocky New Years Eve. The Festivals exists to showcase the region’s burgeoning hospitality and music scene, drive tourism to the region and support local producers and businesses.

What happens if the Festival is cancelled?

Ticket holders will be refunded less booking fees. If you are sick or unable to attend due to COVID related matters, your tickets may be refunded at organisers discretion. No other refunds will be permitted for any reason.

Where are the Festival Grounds located?

Victoria Parade Carpark, Rockhampton Q 4700 – entry out front of the Empire Hotel.

Where can I purchase my tickets?

Tickets are available for pre-purchase from our website until sold out.

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

We have limited tickets available for sale on the day until sold out. We urge patrons to pre-purchase their tickets to events and masterclasses as they do sell out.

What does my entry cost include?

Please refer to individual event tickets for specific inclusions.

How do I pay for entry, food and drinks?

The events are entirely CASHLESS – You must have a credit or debit card with VISA or MASTERCARD logo to pay for your entry, as well as to purchase drinks and food within the events.

Where can I consume my food and drinks?

Great news for ticket holders – we will be able to stand and have a wine, beer or a bite of food, thanks to the recent lifting of restrictions in QLD. There will also be plenty of seating available throughout the Festival.

Are children allowed to attend this year?

The Festival Grounds will be an all-ages area, children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Other ticketed events are 18+ – please refer to specifi event descriptions for more information.

What will I need to bring?

If you are over 18 and wish to partake in the wine tastings and general merrymaking, you’ll need an 18+ identification card or licence. Security will wristband you prior to entry. As the Festival is entirely CASHLESS you will need a credit or debit card with a VISA or Mastercard logo to pay for entry and purchase food and beverages from our wonderful exhibitors. Although there’ll be plenty of shaded areas, we do recommend hats, sunscreen and a sexy pair of sunnies to keep you sun safe.

What should I wear?

We ask for patrons to dress smart-casual and yes, this does include shoes.

Is there wheelchair access?

There are ramps as well as a suitable toilet facility.

I’ve lost my phone, how do I get it back?

Any lost property handed in will be available to collect from the CFWF Entry Marquee. You may contact us via our Facebook page as well.

Is there a shuttle bus to Yeppoon?

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer any shuttle buses. There are plenty of accommodation options within Rockhampton and plenty of parking within walking distance of the Festival.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact the organisers via the Facebook page or email

Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is committed to the the responsible service and consumption of alcohol.

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