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WA’s food and bar scene has never been more exciting and diverse. The small bar, restaurant and hawkers market scene is exploding, as are the number of outdoor venues, especially in the city, Northbridge and Fremantle. International chefs marvel at the freshness and quality of home-grown produce, markets and gate-to-plate vendors, 350+ wineries and 50+ local breweries & distilleries, all on display at a myriad of food, wine & beer festivals.

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UnWined Subiaco

Head down to UnWined Subiaco at Market Square Park on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October to enjoy over 200 wines, from 35+ WA wineries.

  • Dates:Oct 23, 24
  • Venue:Market Square Park


  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Wine
  • Ticket Price:$31.00 - $108.00


Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, then support the makers by buying a glass to enjoy on the picnic tables or rugs with some delicious tapas! Discover WA wineries, breweries and distilleries that you wouldn’t normally have time to visit, all in the one place at UnWined Subiaco! Or upgrade yourself to the VIP Club Lounge for a premium plumm glass, access to the under cover and garden courtyard, complimentary Cherubino Wine and Gage Roads beer from the Lounge Bar, catering by The Golden Roast during the event and private toilets. Enjoy a great day out with friends and family, discovering new wine, beers and spirits, whilst enjoying amazing food and listening to live music at Market Square Park. Stay tuned for more information on the Wine Theatre returning for 2021, See Subiaco activation and Stay Longer in Subi offers! *The registration desk will again be cashless so bring along your card or pre purchase your ticket to save the hassle! Cashless is also preferred for exhibitors.

Fine Vines Festival

Exceptional wine, extraordinary experiences. Fine Vines Festival brings together a selection of more than 30 unique events showcasing the quality and depth of the Margaret River region's wine offering

  • Dates:Oct 15-24
  • Venue:Multiple Venues


  • Ticket Price:Prices vary
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Winery Events


For the aficionados and the occasional drinkers alike, Fine Vines invites you to explore all aspects of our wine region through tastings and tours, masterclasses and exclusive museum wines. Over 10 days this Spring, you’ll get insider access to the vines, experts and wines that have shaped the Margaret River region over the past 50+ years.

Market at Elmar's

Come on down to Market day at Elmar's in the Valley and discover jewellery, candies, cupcakes, honey and much more!

  • Dates:Sep 18, Dec 5
  • Time(s):11.00am to 4.00pm
  • Venue:Elmar's In The Valley


  • Hosted By:Elmar's In The Valley
  • Type:Free,Community
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events
  • Other:Markets


With live music, kids entertainment, great food and the bar, Market at Elmar's is the perfect family outing. While you're browsing the market, why not pop into the restuarant and have a traditional Schweinshaxe or Bratwurst.

Markets by the Bay

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  • 9652 1931

Head down to the Markets by the Bay and start your Saturday morning the right way - fresh coffee, ice-cream, local produce, arts, crafts and more.

  • Time(s):8am - 12pm
  • Venue:Jurien Bay Hall Carpark


  • Hosted By:Markets by the Bay
  • Type:Community,For Charity / Fundraising
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Markets
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events


Markets by the Bay has something for everyone - local produce, fresh coffee, jams, chutneys, sewing, 2nd hand items, massage, arts, crafts and more. Markets by the Bay are a charitable market raising funds towards new medical equipment for Jurien Bay. If you are interested in holding a stall, give Joyce a call - 9652 1931.

Sip n Cycle

A two-wheel wine tour of Dunsborough

  • Dates:16/10/21, 23/10/21
  • Time(s):2:30pm-5:00pm


  • Hosted By:Bike, Swim, Hike Dunsborough
  • Ticket Price:$130
  • Food & Drink:Wine


Leave your lycra at home on this two and a half hour tour that meanders from one stunning private outdoor location to the next on Dunsborough’s pristine foreshore, led by Richo from Bike Swim Hike. You’ll get to meet-and-greet the Hutton Brothers of Hutton Wines and Rhys from Vallee Du Venom, some of the region’s excellent wine producers, on a private outdoor wine tasting. A minimum of six wines are included in the adventure, along with all equipment including bikes, helmets, and the presence of a tour guide happy to share all of the local secrets

Distilling the Wise Winery Essence

An extensive tasting of Margaret River Chardonnay, Pisco, Wise gin and Wise brandy, followed by lunch with wine.

  • Dates:Oct 21
  • Time(s):12:00-4:00
  • Venue:Wise Wine


  • Hosted By:Wise Wine
  • Ticket Price:$150 plus fees
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Spirits,Wine,Food Event


Maturing of the region’s wine industry has meant growth in boutique distilleries. An intimate tour of the Wise Wine Distillery in Eagle Bay puts you at the heart of one such operation, with a tasting and distillery tour with the distillery team, featuring Wise Pisco, Wise Gin, but highlighting the new, yet to be released, Wise brandy, – including tastes of brandy at varying maturity levels from different barrel selections. Your experience concludes with an intimate lunch prepared by the Head Chef matched to premium Wise Wine and an opportunity to purchase brandy pre-release. Bus transfers from Margaret River or Dunsborough are also available upon request.

A Taste of Sea and Chardonnay

Enjoy a night of local wines paired with excellent seafood.

  • Dates:October 22
  • Venue:Shelter Brewery


  • Ticket Price:$115
  • Food & Drink:Seafood,Wine


Credaro Family Estate, celebrating 100 years next year, is a pioneering family within the Margaret River Region. What better way to pre-emt celebration than at Shelter in Busselton, sharing two of the best things the region has to offer, both seafood and Chardonnay. For one night you can experience both at a dinner showcasing the award winning wines of Credaro paired with the local catch. Expect beer and sparking on arrival, a seafood themed dinner and a host of Chardonnay – with a few reds as the dinner draws to a close.

Howard Park Sparkling Sundowner Fine Vines Festival

As part of the inaugural Fine Vines Festival join us on International Champagne Day for a taste of all things Sparkling!

  • Dates:Oct 22
  • Time(s):5.30pm
  • Venue:Howard Park & MadFish Wines


  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Winery Events


Enjoy a glass of Howard Park Petit Jeté on arrival before choosing your own journey from our extensive range, including wines by the glass from Champagne House Franck Bonville. Oysters will be freshly shucked by local favourites Get Pickled and Get Shucked plus other delicious food options available. Sip sparkling while the sun sets over the vines and Margaret River’s DJ Erik brings the good time vibes.

Sassafras at The Ellington

Acclaimed gypsy jazz band featuring Jessie Gordon (voice), Aaron Deacon & Lachlan Gear (acoustic guitars), Adrian Galante (clarinet) and Pete Jeavons (bass).

  • Dates:Friday October 22
  • Time(s):Doors open 6.30pm | Band plays 7.30-10pm (2 sets with Interval)
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club


  • Hosted By:The Ellington Jazz Club
  • Ticket Price:$20-36
  • Music:Jazz,World
  • Event Venue:Ellington Jazz Club
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Whisky,Wine,Spirits,Cocktails


Sassafras combines toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy classics, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, all performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy jazz tradition. The band features Jessie Gordon (voice), Aaron Deacon & Lachlan Gear (acoustic guitars), Adrian Galante (clarinet) and Pete Jeavons (bass), and they have sold out numerous shows at the Ellington Jazz Club, The Duke of George, Lyric's Underground, Kidogo Arthouse, The Stirling Arms, The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre and more. For six years in a row, Sassafras has presented a season of shows as part of the Perth Fringeworld Festival ("An Evening in Paris" from 2016-18,"Under Paris Skies" in 2019, "An Evening of Gypsy Swing" in 2020 and "Gypsy Jazz Soirée" in 2021) – all to sell out crowds and rave reviews. The band has also featured at a number of other festivals including: The Jazz By The Bay Festival (2017, 2019), Perth International Jazz Festival (2017, 2018), King Street Corner Pocket Festival (2018, 2019), Perth Festival (2021) and the Oz Manouche Festival (Brisbane, 2018).


An exploration of Shiraz and Syrah.

  • Dates:22/10/2021
  • Time(s):5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Venue:Domaine Naturaliste


  • Hosted By:Domaine Naturaliste
  • Ticket Price:$80
  • Food & Drink:Wine


Lovers of Syrah and Shiraz can dive deep into the similarities and differences of these two wine styles with trophy-winning winemaker Bruce Dukes of Domaine Naturaliste. Take a tasting tour of the Rhone Valley, South Australia and return to Margaret River with six wines showcasing classic examples of these two wine styles, accompanied by a selection of charcuterie.

Busselton Wine Walk

Stroll and sip as you see the best of Busselton

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):12-4
  • Venue:Multiple Venues


  • Hosted By:Fine Vines Festival
  • Ticket Price:$75
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Wine


This curated wine walk through Busselton’s city centre puts you in the driver’s seat to experience a swag of Margaret River Region wineries on a multi-stop self-guided wander. Rocky Ridge Cellar Door, Shelter Brewing Co., The Fire Station, Art Geo Cultural Complex and Bodega? will play host to several small scale producers, each on hand to share their wine and passion. Accumulate wine knowledge, taste and compare, or just enjoy a lo-fi day of vino and fresh air and some of Busselton’s best spots. ?Wineries include Credaro, LS Merchants, Whicher Ridge, La Kooki, Marri Wood Estate, Skigh Wines, Cape Grace, Oates End, Bettenays, Flying Fish Cove, Churchview, Woody Nook, Wines of Merritt and Small Things Wine.

Houghton's 185th Anniversary Party

Celebrate with Houghton Wines on its 185th anniversary.

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Venue:Flutes Restaurant


  • Hosted By:Houghton Wines
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Food & Drink:Winery Events,Wine


Enjoy a relaxed day of music and gourmet food, sprawled across the beautiful lawns of Brookland Valley, as Houghton Wines celebrates its 185th anniversary and special place as one of the State’s oldest wineries. Set on the banks of Wilyabrup Brook and surrounded by parklands, the free event will have a range Houghton and Brookland Valley wines, and gourmet grazing plates available to purchase from the award-winning Flutes restaurant.

Metro Big Band with Libby Hammer

Think of the great Jazz decades – the 30s, 40s & 50s. Consider some of the classic songs from the Motown era known as the “Swinging 60s”.

  • Time(s):7pm to 10pm


  • Music:Jazz,Soul & Gospel
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Whisky,Spirits,Wine


Supplement this with the occasional torch song, a few blues and soul numbers, and spice it up with some catchy contemporary dance tunes. Now picture a 17 piece big band, immaculately presented and fronted by three of Perth’s in demand vocalists delivering all the above in a package of glamour, fun and excitement … and you come close to imagining just what the Metro Big Band is all about! This show will feature the amazingly talented special guest Libby Hammer and will sure to leave you wanting more!

Origami Masterclass

Our final event for Sakura Festival features a 2 hour Origami Masterclass with bottomless Roku Gin highball cocktails.

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):4pm
  • Venue:Goody Two's


  • Hosted By:UWA Origami Club
  • Ticket Price:$60
  • Other:Arts & Crafts
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Cocktails


The session includes all materials and is hosted by the UWA Oragami Club. Tickets include a bottomless Roku Gin highball cocktails.

Wine Machine At Oakover Grounds

Stimulate your senses with this winery festival extravaganza, boasting an incredible lineup and gourmet local food and wine on the grounds of a stunning winery

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):2.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue:Oakover Grounds


  • Hosted By:Oakover Grounds
  • Ticket Price:From $89.00
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Indie & Alternative,Pop,Music Festival
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Festival,Winery Events,Wine


Wine Machine brings a wholesome programme of wine, food and live music to the picturesque Oakover Grounds. Toast a glass of wine while enjoy music from some of the country's best indie and pop musicians.