25 Mar 2021

This year we’re offering more family-friendly experiences than ever!

Learn, taste and make memories at our family-friendly events this year! Town Square in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be the hub of family programming – and everything from easy weeknight recipes to honey production and curbing food waste is on the table.

There’s also plenty happening beyond Town Square that the whole family will love.

Check out some of our top family picks below:


Bring the kids along to the RAA Travel Lounge Bar in Town Square where Scoffed Cooking School’s pastry chef will be on hand to help them create the perfect Mother's Day gift. Scoffed’s chef will guide the children through the steps to create an edible garden arrangement for mum’s special day. 

Various dates, various times | $30 ($25 for RAA Members) | Town Square RAA Rooftop | Book now

The Festival of Sausage in Bread – FREE

Held at the University of Adelaides Cloisters on May 7 and open to staff, students and the general sausage-loving public, the Festival of Sausage in Bread (served with lashings of sauce, onions, relishes, mustard and sauerkraut) will be firing up the coals and slicing loaves over two sessions: 11am to 2pm and then again from 5pm until 8pm. 

Friday 7 May, various times | FREE | University of Adelaide | Book now

Taste Our Market – FREE

A short walk from Tasting Australia’s Town Square, the Adelaide Central Market will host a series of free events and activities featuring an outstanding culinary line-up of top South Australian chefs. Wander through to buy ingredients for your own Tasting Australia-inspired meal while enjoying live music and free kids' activities. 

Various dates, from 9.00am | FREE | Adelaide Central Market | Book now

Comfort Food Cabaret at The Weber Grill Academy

Comfort Food Cabaret is an absolute feast for the senses – a three-course barbeque-inspired menu, plus cooking demos and award-winning cabaret performances staged alongside a three-piece band. Pearsons hilarious way of storytelling through songs and recipes is a true celebration of the many forms of barbecuing and grilling. Her comical way of delivering what they mean to Australians will warm hearts and bellies. 

Various dates, 7.30pm - 10.30pm | From $60 | Weber Grill Academy | Book now

Cooking for your family

Take inspiration from top Adelaide chefs in sessions designed to add fast, affordable meals to your weeknight roster. Emma McCaskill will be joined by her own children in the Town Square Kitchen to demonstrate go-to dinners.  

Sunday 2 May, 4.00pm – 5.00pm | $25 | Town Square Kitchen | Book now

Honey 101

Discover the fascinating world of bees and the process of caring for them at this family-friendly session hosted by Mark Labrooy, Josh D’Ambrosio and Magdalena Roze. D’Ambrosio – from The Urban Beewill explain the journey from bee to jar, while guests will watch Labrooy demonstrate a tasty honey recipe and enjoy a sample. 

Thursday 6 May, 4.00pm – 5.00pm | $25 | Town Square Kitchen | Book now


Join star chef Duncan Welgemoed and his two young boys for an unforgettable trip around the table. This session will feature recipes from Welgemoeds upcoming childrens vegetarian cookbook The Deep Sigh of Broccoli. You'll also enjoy kids mocktails from Adelaide beverage legend and Hellbound wine bar owner Mark Reginato, plus an Ivy House floristry workshop with floral genius Jessica Taylor. 

Saturday 1 May, 4.00pm – 5.30pm | $25 | Town Square Kitchen | Book now

Producers Pop Up – FREE

The Maylands Hotel’s Producers Pop-up features a stellar line-up of South Australian talent set to feed the mind and nourish the soul with the best local produce, wines, beers and spirits on offer. Come and meet the people behind the product, celebrate and experience what the state has to offer – immersing yourself in wonderful South Australian comfort as you do. 

Various dates, 12.00pm | FREE | The Maylands Hotel | Book now


Immerse yourself in a range of unique, one-off experiences offering insights into South Australia’s eating and drinking heritage. You’ll discover food, beverage, wine and cooking options local to the area, and learn about food elements of the past. Engage with aboriginal culture and the Adelaide Hills’ farm, food and culinary history – all just a half-hour drive from the city. On-site cooking classes for children will be run throughout the day, with guests also able to take chartered bus tours to local areas of interest. 

Sunday 2 May, various times | From $30 | Four Oaks Farm SA | Book now

Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel takes place from 30 April – 9 May 2021 in Adelaide and South Australia’s regions. View the full program here.