RedFest: Redlands Coast Festival

Feast on strawberry ice creams, hop on carnival rides and pick up show bags at this annual three-day celebration.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 04, 2024


For more than six decades, the eastern suburbs of Brisbane have celebrated a red, juicy and delicious fruit. RedFest: Redlands Coast Festival is about more than its eponymous foodstuff; however it's definitely the place to be if you're keen on strawberry sundaes — and strawberries in all kinds of other foods as well.

In 2023, RedFest is back, taking place around at the Redlands Showgrounds. And if you think that you can eat more strawbs than anyone else, an eating contest usually forms part of the fun.

Want to wander around the venue dressed as a strawberry? You'll also be in your element. And yes, the word strawberry will be uttered so many times that it'll lose all meaning.

Running over three days from Friday, September 6–Sunday, September 8, the full program also spans general show shenanigans — such as live music, arts and cultural displays, carnival rides, a sideshow alley, show bags and fireworks.

Oh, there will be a heap of food other than strawberries, although they can still be your main attraction.

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