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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed in the Festival Village?

No. No pets are allowed in the Festival Village however we are guide dog friendly.

Are there free wine tastings from different wineries in the Festival Village?

Due to liquor licensing requirements, wineries are unable to provide free tastings but will be offering tastings at a nominal cost. Your Festival Village pass does include a complimentary glass of wine by Xanadu Margaret River or a complimentary tasting of Asahi Soukai from 10am to 3pm for customers aged 18 and over only. A complimentary glass is also included.

Getting to Noosa

Noosa is serviced by Sunshine Coast Airport which is 20 minutes drive to the south. Daily flights connect Sydney (1.5 hours) and Melbourne (2.25 hours) airports.

Brisbane Domestic and International Airports are only 1.5 hours drive to Noosa.

How can I find accommodation?

If you're looking for somewhere to stay we recommending looking at our accommodation partners on the Accommodation page.

The Noosa Visitor Information Centre at www.visitnoosa.com.au can assist with all your accommodation, tour and transportation needs. Contact via 13000 NOOSA (66672) or info@visitnoosa.com.au

How do I pay for food and drink that I buy in the Festival Village?

This year the Festival Village will be cashless (ooh!) which means bring your debit card, credit card, Android or iPhone (with mobile wallet enabled) and get ready to 'tap & go'. Every stall in the Festival Village will only take payment with a Visa, Mastercard or Amex debit or credit card or your smart phone with 'tap & go' functionality. No pesky tokens, no ATM machines charging $3.50 a transaction, no lining up for currency and no hassles.

Just repeating - cash will not be accepted at this year's festival. You must bring your debit or credit card that has 'tap & go' functionality.

Is the Festival environmentally friendly?

Noosa Food & Wine Festival is working with Plastic Free Noosa to reduce plastic waste throughout the Festival.

Is the Festival Village an all ages event?

Yes, the Festival Village is an all ages event and is wheel friendly. Please note that all minors must be under the supervision of a responsible adult and this is a condition of entry.

Is there a dress code?

No – just comfortable!

Is there any difference between Saturday and Sunday in the Festival Village?

Yes! Each day will feature a new line up of chefs doing cooking demonstrations and sessions at the Chefs Skills Table. The live entertainment line up is also different between the two days. Grab a weekend pass and enjoy both days!

Is there parking available onsite?

There will be limited parking available around Hastings Street so it is recommended that you either walk from your accommodation or take the Festival shuttle bus. A complimentary shuttle bus will run between the Noosa Transit Centre, The J in Noosa Junction and Lions Park, Festival Village on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May between 9am and 8.30pm for festival attendees.

Payment in the Festival Village

This year the Festival Village will be cashless (ooh!) which means bring your debit card, credit card, Android or iPhone (with mobile wallet enabled) and get ready to 'tap & go'. Every stall in the Festival Village will only take payment with a Visa, Mastercard or Amex debit or credit card or your smart phone with 'tap & go' functionality. No pesky tokens, no ATM machines charging $3.50 a transaction, no lining up for currency and no hassles.

Just repeating - cash will not be accepted at this year's festival. You must bring your debit or credit card that has 'tap & go' functionality.

What happens if it rains?

The event is an all-weather event. If it rains we recommend wearing suitable clothing.

What’s included in the Festival Village ticket?

Included in your ticket to festival Village is your entry and a complimentary glass of Xanadu wine or Asahi Super Dry tasting until 3pm. You will have access to all of the stalls where you can purchase food from some of Noosa’s best restaurants, try new beers, ciders and wines and sample artisan products from producers across Australia. Entertainment includes ‘Chefs skills’ with celebrity chefs and a line-up of musicians in the afternoons. The Olsson Salt masterclasses are the only ticked event inside the village, starting from $20 per ticket which can be purchased online.

When is the event?

The events starts on Thursday 17 May and finishes on Sunday 20 May 2018.

When is the Festival Village open?

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May from 10am – 8pm

Where and how can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase at www.noosafoodandwine.com.au/nfw/tickets.

Where can I see the celebrity chefs?

Our visiting chefs will be doing cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage between 10.30am and 2.30pm each day. They will also be sharing their tips, tricks and skills at the Chefs Skills Table located inside the Producers Pavilion. These sessions will start at 10:30am and run all day through till 5:00pm. Both the Main Stage and Chef Skills tables demonstrations are free once inside the Festival Village.

Where is Festival Village this year?

The 2018 Festival Village has a new home in Lions park, Noosa Parade. The park is a short walk from Hastings Street and there is a complimentary shuttle bus that will run between the Noosa Transit Centre, The J in Noosa Junction and Lions Park, Festival Village on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May between 9am and 8.30pm for festival attendees.

Where will the event be held?

The Noosa Food & Wine Festival will be held in Noosa across various locations including the Festival Village in the Lions Park at Noosa Heads, the Tipis on Noosa Main Beach, and various Noosa restaurants.

Will there be a shuttle bus?

A complimentary shuttle bus will run between the Noosa Transit Centre, The J in Noosa Junction and Lions Park, Festival Village on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May between 9am and 8.30pm for festival attendees.

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