Roma Street Parkland's Winter Food Festival Providore Park Is Returning in 2024 for Another Weekend of Picnics

Chefs Ben Williamson and Arte Assavakavinvong feature on the masterclass lineup, and Lune Croissanterie and New Farm Confectionery will be among the stalls.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 18, 2024

Roll out the blankets: after launching in 2023 to make the most of Brisbane's enviable winter weather, Providore Park is again set to unleash picnics amid greenery-filled scenery when the food festival returns for another year. The idea was a winner from the start, giving attendees a feast of reasons to wine and dine in Roma Street Parkland across two July days. For its second run, the same formula is at work — and the lineup of talents and businesses taking part is enough to make you hungry just reading about it.

Again free to attend in general, but with paid experiences also on offer — and your wallet needed for whatever you'll eat and drink, of course — this two-day affair will make its 2024 comeback from 10am–5pm daily across Saturday, July 13–Sunday, July 14. Over that one big weekend, Brisbanites can drop by Providore Park's 16-hectare inner-city home for bites while you're there and to take away, craft brews, food-and-drink masterclasses, live tunes and simply sprawling out on the grass.


For whatever you're keen to snack on and sip, The Village awaits with its roster of stalls for browsing, buying and sampling. Lune Croissanterie and New Farm Confectionery are among the highlights that'll be slinging delicious wares, as will Bunya Cheese, 3Geese, 31 Degrees, Lirah Australian Vinegar, Ugly Duck Fine Foods and Noosa Black Garlic. Plus, the folks behind them will be on hand, all chatting about their goods as well.

Providore Park is also welcoming Bisou Bisou and Blackbird Bar, plus Catch and Kiss Seafood, Gelato à Go Go, Coco's Plant Powered, That Arancini Guy and Church Mouse Cheese for more culinary options. And when you're not getting a brew from the Stone & Wood Garden Bar as DJs spin up a soundtrack, you'll have City Winery, Seabourne Distillery and Sobah among the beverage options.

Keen to leave the fest with more food knowledge than you arrived with? That's where the chef masterclasses come in, featuring Katrina Ryan from The Golden Pig Restaurant and Cooking School; Arte Assavakavinvong from sAme sAme; Peter Kuruvita from Alba Noosa; and Ben Williamson from Agnes, Bianca, Honto.

The event's second run isn't promoting itself as a croquet club this time around, but it does also span the return of its food- and wine-matching sessions and VIP lounge, as well as a main stage pumping out live music on Roma Street Parkland's Celebration Lawn.



People walking through Roma Street Parklands Brisbane

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Providore Park 2024 runs across Saturday, July 13–Sunday, July 14 at Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane City. Head to the festival website for further details.

Top image: Cocom.

Published on June 18, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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