Introducing the inaugural Canberra Beer, Wine & Barbeque Festival
Showcasing the Canberra Region ... and further afield.
Craft beer, local wineries, live music and all things barbeque will be set against the backdrop of raw Australian bushland in Goolabri's newest event space, "The Wedgetail Pavilion"
Some of the nation's finest barbeque stalls from a variety of different cultures will be there to provide everything from spit roasted and smoked meats, all the way down to the humble sausage sandwich and even some vegetarian options!
Canberra's rapidly emerging winery and brewery scene has produced some incredible wines and fantastic craft beers. Taste them for yourself and meet the owners as the best of what Canberra has to offer will all be in the one place.
Beer, Wine & BBQ...
Need we say more?
Food & Beverage Stalls.
Eat your heart out.
Discover local flavours, and grow your cellar
It wouldn't be a Beer and wine festival without tasting areas. We will be showcasing some of the best wineries from the region. Wander the festival, have a taste and find your new favorite winery.
Beer & Wine Tastings
We recommend a side of homegrown musical talent with your BWB
Canberra's music scene is alive and well. Starting with the smooth solo performance of Canberra darling, FELIX, followed by the chilled vibes of Richard Perso and Guyy Lilleyman, the energy will build as the day progresses, with the rootsy sounds from the coast by The Somedays and the funky bassy rhythms of the legendary Changeable Dan rounding out the evening, leaving us well sated.
Enjoy a Boogie!
Family fun at it's best
The perfect family day out. Kids can enjoy the fresh air, run around in wide open spaces and get involved in activities such as jumping castles and face painting,
& Family Day
The festival is hosted by the Canberra region's most stunning events venue. While away your day in the shade of its unique structure, with all the comforts of seating & tables, permanent amenities, bar & kitchen. Enjoy live music inside from the purpose built stage or enjoy a beverage overlooking stunning native landscape from the 50m timber deck.
The Wedgetail Pavilion at Goolabri
Beer Wine BBQ Festival Program | Sat 8 Dec
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There's nothing quite like a BBQ brunch on a Saturday morning. Be here on time for the best parking, and the hottest food fresh from the grill. You might even catch the black cockatoos on their morning forages.
Sly Fox Coffee will be here to fulfil your daily caffeine requirements, but remember it's a festival, so it's ok to sample some craft beer before before midday.
Didgeridoos, acoustic guitars combining electric overdrive, kick drum, tambourine and vocals rumble the stage with influences covering folk, blues, roots and right through to rock it is a case of hang on for the ride where ever it may take you. Richard a has toured through Canada and East Coast USA, playing over 160 festivals by the tender age of 24.
14:00 - 15:15
Real Fire, Real Wood, Real smoke.
Discover all you need to know to really get into the bbq game at this introductory class held by the masters, Fired Up BBQ.
Low and Slow is where it's at when it comes to producing the most delectably mouth watering cuts of meat. This is a life skill you won't regret earning!
Llimited places available so don't miss out
Low + Slow BBQ Masterclass
.Guyy began his musical career in 2013 and has since won awards such as the MAMA Award for best Blues, Roots, and World album (2013) and 2x The Australian National Busking Champion (2013, 2014).
Guyy has toured to South Africa and the Middle East, as well as performing at a number of Australian festivals, most notably Woodford Folk Festival (2016), and the National Folk Festival (2014 + 2017).
15:45 - 17:00
.Raio de Sol is Canberra’s community samba drumming band, bringing the Brazilian rhythms of samba to the ACT. Raio de Sol – meaning ‘sunbeam’ in Portuguese.
They pop up regularly at events around the place, and bring with them an energy and excitement that will have you shuffling before you know what hit you.
Raio del Sol
Nestled amongst our local talent, The Somedays are touring from the South Coast.
From emotional heartfelt ballads with elegant harmonies to fast-paced, sizzling dance tunes - The Somedays have a lot to offer. They released their debut self titled album in 2015, It's a fusion of folk, pop, reggae, country, and lots in-between"
17:30 - 19:00
Enhance your Experience...
Masterclasses, V.I.P. marquees & shuttle buses
Learn the secrets of masters of Low + Slow, Fired Up BBQ
Bob and the team from Fired Up BBQ will demonstrate how to cook the perfect steak.
Also, you have the chance to discover all you need to know to really get into the bbq game at the masterclass. There are limited places available so don't miss out.
Low + Slow
Demos and Masterclasses
by Fired up BBQ
Make the festival your own with a place to call home
Book the ultimate festive season get together with colleagues, friends or family. Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own marquee complete with private bar.
The best part is, you can sit back and relax without organising a thing
Book a Private
2x food vouchers (up to $15 each)
6x beer/wine vouchers
VIP parking/shuttle bus pick up
1x food voucher (up to $20)
2x beer/wine voucher
VIP parking/shuttle bus pick up
Feel free to enjoy yourself responsibly!
Be sure to reserve your seat, and take the hassle out of driving.
Buses depart from numerous locations.
Goolabri is located just 10 minutes from north Canberra.
Free Shuttle Bus Reservations
Free Entry + Bookings
Purchase Tickets for Pre-Paid Parking, Classes & Gift Vouchers
Free buses - bookings essential!
What does it cost?
Entry is FREE.
Parking is $15 per car if purchased on the day, with a third going to support a local charity.
V.I.P. Marquees are priced at $60 or $90p.p. SOLD OUT!!
Low + Slow Masterclass is $30p.p.
Bring your pocket money for the array of delectable foods & beverages that are here to enjoy.
Are dogs allowed?
Although we love dogs, they are not allowed at this event due to the array of wildlife that may be disturbed.
How do we get there?
Just drive for 10 minutes down The Federal Hwy from Watson.
Follow Google maps to GOOLABRI, 202 Goolabri Drive, Sutton, NSW, 2620.
We recommend car pooling or catching the bus
Will there be buses?
Yes Click here to book a seat.
How can we do the Low + Slow Masterclass?
Book using the Eventbrite link
When can we see a cooking demo?
Fired Up BBQ will be demonstrating how to cook the perfect steak. But we don't mean just an ordinary steak. Stick around and keep your eyes and ears open.
Can anyone book a V.I.P. marquee?
V.I.P. Marquees have SOLD OUT! Get in early next year! Anyone can book for colleagues, friends or family.
Is it indoor or outdoor?
It will be partly under the shelter of the open walled marquee, and partly outdoors on the lawns. Shelter is available, but bring sun protection.
Will there be dietary options?
We have tried to ensure a range of dietary options are covered by our vendors, however if you require specific detail in advance please contact our vendors directly through their websites or Facebook.
Is there wheelchair access?
Yes. Please speak to a parking attendant or staff member for directions to accessible parking right next to the Wedgetail Pavilion. The majority of the event, including ammenities, will be accessible, however there will be a number of stalls that will be positioned down a grassy hillside.