Riverside Precinct | Quay Street, between William and Denham Street | Friday, 21st September 5.00pm – late | Saturday, 22nd September 12noon – late
The Festival Grounds are the heartbeat of the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival and set against the backdrop of the heritage-listed facades of Quay Street, well we think that’s the perfect location for good food, good wine and good music. Your Festival Pass is brimming with exciting inclusions this year with more than ever on offer.
Relish the very best wines, beers, ciders, spirits and liqueurs on offer, with your CFWF glass in hand, making the most of Cork & Fork Lane with cellar-door experts, beer advocates and educators, connoisseurs and more. Try award winning gins, golden amber ales or discover a new favourite vino.
Brimming with unique, quality food enjoy a smorgasboard of offerings from thai-inspired dishes and hot, tasty pizza, vegan dip platters, cheese and charcuterie boards, ramen, arrancini, delectable sweets matched with a glorious, strong coffee…yup, we’ve got you covered!
Get the most out of your Festival Pass and sit back and learn from our expert exhibitors with a tasty line-up of Masterclasses available with details to be released very soon. A variety of cooking demonstrations from guest chefs and local chefs are also on offer, free for all to attend. For a more intimate and educational experience, purchase a ticket to the Chef’s Table – more details available soon.
But the festival is not just about good food and good wine – it’s about good talent too and Sets on Quay will bring the goods this year! Included in your Festival Pass, Sets on Quay offers a deliciously talented line-up of exciting, local musicians. From blues/reggae/rock band, Silky Fuzz and the diverse and uniquely talented Scott Foden, to the acoustic indie/contemporary style of Denvah Baker-Moller and the soothing, signature style of Kyle & Celeste, these good vibes are the perfect match for a relaxed festival weekend.
All this and much more is included with your Festival Pass – yup, we’ve got you covered and your weekend sorted!
The bustling hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is renowned for its elegant streetscapes with majestic sandstone buildings and has a lot of history for visitors to explore.
Experience the regions abundant restaurants, cafes and bars and be prepared to open your mind to a startling array of dining options that rival any capital city!
The trendy dining, alfresco areas and great atmosphere of the CBD offers ultimate variety in eating out – great food, iconic heritage buildings, river views, cocktail bars, club, pubs framed by the spectacular fairy lights that line East Street. The relaxed atmosphere of our city lends to venues being accessible to families and groups of all ages. Complementing our local establishments are a number of national and international fast food chains and restaurants.
Stay a while on the Capricorn Coast
A short 30 minute drive from Rockhampton and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful community of Yeppoon. The Capricorn Coast is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful. tretching a lazy 95 kilometres from Stanage Bay to the mouth of the Fitzroy River and is populated by a series of coastal communities ranging from fishing havens, rainforest retreats, scenic sweet spots and old school, Central Queensland-style seaside villages.
The main accessible island is Great Keppel Island and ferries depart most days to from Pier One, Rosslyn Bay and Keppel Bay Marina. There are also a number of charters, and full day cruises, sailing adventures, and extended tour options are also available from Keppel Bay Marina.
Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers an affordable Southern Great Barrier Reef holiday for everyone – singles, couples, families and groups. It offers the only restaurant and bar facility on Great Keppel Island, catering for day visitors and those who wish to experience an island holiday in a range of accommodation, including fully self contained cabins, ensuited cabins, bunkhouses and budget tents.
Visitor Information Centre
The Tropic of Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre:
Ph: 4936 8000
Gladstone Road, Rockhampton 4700
Opening Hours – Monday-Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am to 3.00pm
The Capricorn Food & Wine Festival has events happening at prime locations in Rockhampton. Click on a location below to find out more.