Small Plates

Get involved

Thanks for your interest in being involved with Tasting Australia in 2020. We'd love to have you on board! 

From volunteer applications to becoming a vendor in our foodie mecca Town Square, you can be the first to know when these application processes open by subscribing to our newsletter here and keeping an eye on our Facebook page here

Town Square Vendor

Curated by us – the festival’s creative team – Town Square will be the city’s go-to food mecca from 27 March - 5 April.

Situated in the heart of the CBD – Victoria Square – Tasting Australia’s free festival hub Town Square attracted more than 64,000 people in 2019, and still the public appetite for authentic, delicious food is unwavering.

Tasting Australia invites local restaurants, caterers and food purveyors to apply to be part of Town Square in 2020, to offer the festival’s discerning and ravenous guests new, exciting and moreish morsels.

In 2020 we are looking to revamp our vendor theme as we did in 2017 / 2018 with “Charred” and subsequently “Small Plates” 2019. This introduction of a universal theme was hugely popular with both the vendors and the public who attended the event, keeping Tasting Australia at the forefront of culinary festivals in Australia.

We are asking you, the vendors who are the prominent face of the hub of the festival to push yourselves by putting the absolute best on offer showcasing the best of South Australian produce under the simple theme of produce heroes.

Applications will be personally assessed by us and our team to get the best mix of offerings. We are here to offer guidance and answer any questions that you may have. We will potentially be asking you to do a tasting for us to assist with the selection process. 

Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to seeing what amazing offerings you present to us. 

Before applying, please download the Get Involved booklet  and 2020 vendor manual to ensure your concepts meet our guidelines. 

Applications close 10 December 2019. 


Beverage & Produce

If you'd like to know more about how to get involved with beverage or produce please contact [email protected].

Associated Events *Late Fee now applicable*

One of the country’s longest-running food and drink festivals, Tasting Australia showcases Adelaide and its surrounding regions as a paradise of exciting talent, bold innovation, and above all, delicious food, wine, beer and spirits.

We encourage businesses to get involved and showcase their experiences to motivate people to travel to region or allow them to discover a new side of their favourite Adelaide venues and products. This might be a dinner, a tasting, a foraging experience or breakfast… the only limit is your imagination.

It is the perfect platform to show foodies and event lovers what you’re made of – and why they should keep coming back – through possible media activity, marketing on Tasting Australia channels and by showing them a great time.

Tasting Australia will be held from 27 March - 5 April, giving participating businesses two full weekends of trade and events to take advantage of during the festival.

How to get involved:

    1. Create a concept
    2. Create a free Eventotron account.
    3. Search for the Tasting Australia festival page and submit online application by 25 October 2019
      [Please Note: An additional $1,000 fee is payable if your application is submitted after Saturday 26/10/2019 (payable in addition to the SATC’s promotion services fee).] 
    4. Notification of acceptance by 29 October 2019
    5. Submit additional event details in Eventotron 
    6. Receive revisions to your marketing by 12 November 2019
    7. Approval of your event marketing by 15 November 2019 
    8. Acceptance fee payment due by 15 November 2019 
    9. Program launch in December!

To find out more, download the Get Involved booklet here

For instructions on how to use Eventotron, click here. For an example of an event application, click here



Volunteer applications will open closer to the event. Stay tuned for an announcement when they open. 

Our Partners

City of Adelaide
Flight Centre
KI Spirits
East End Cellars
U Park
Clare Valley