Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the CBD, the Teneriffe Festival is one of Brisbane’s fave calendar events. Now in it’s sixth year, the festival is set to attract a crowd of 50,000 - so you don’t get lost among the masses, we’ve put together an insider’s festival guide of 6 things you won’t want to miss this weekend at Teneriffe Festival 2015.
Alfred and Constance Pork, Fork and Cork Laneway
Pork, wine and food lovers rejoice for Alfred and Constance’s mouth-watering, rotisserie-roasted pig is on the menu again this year in glorious foodie union with Alfredo’s Pizzeria and Kwan Brothers. For all of you with a sweet tooth, the guys in the Doughnut Time caravan have you covered with their iconic treats. Food and beverages will be served from 10am and with beverages provided by the Limes Rooftop and White Lightening Tiki Bar, happy hour runs all day long!
From jazz to alternative pop, the festival’s line up certainly has something for everyone. Be sure not to miss the headlining act Cheap Fakes on the Mirvac River Stage and enjoy some of the home grown, up-and-coming talent as it goes on showcase. With a myriad of stages along Vernon Terrace, this is sure to be a huge day of live music and awesome vibes.
Brisbane Cheese Market
The debut of the Brisbane Cheese Market is definitely something you won’t want to miss with Witches Chase Cheese Company, Heidi Farm, Kingaroy Cheese and Meredith Dairy providing the cheesy goods. A little wander to the Goldsborough Car Park will see you amidst a world full of master classes, tastings and demonstrations sure to hit the taste buds with halloumi and raclette styles of cheese as the features on the menu.
Magical Mystery History Tour
Taking a trip down Commercial road is certainly going to be more than you bargained for. Great for the whole family, the Magical Mystery History Tour bus is sure to surprise you as it takes you back in time through Teneriffe’s rich history since the early 1800s. For only $8, see the streets of Teneriffe as they transition from elite housing suburb to industrial hub to what it is today.
With over 100 stalls to explore, get a sample of the local culture with home wares, clothing, food, food and more food ripe for the picking! With such a variety of high calibre goods and with stalls located all along Vernon Terrace, Commercial Road and down to the Street Stage, you’ll definitely be leaving with lighter pockets.
For the kids (and the big kids) out there, this is an absolute must do! Get amongst the agricultural heritage of the town with sheep shearing demos, farm animal meet-and-greets and the piggy races as well as traditional festival fun like face-painting and jumping castles to keep the little ones entertained all day long!
July 4, 10am to 9pm
$2 entry fee for adults, children under 12 free