The Forage

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by our local cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Our mission is to give our local businesses (established and new) an opportunity to get creative and showcase and feed our community in a festival style environment.
Bringing everyone together in one location, gives our Canberra community an opportunity to sample what is happening in our city. For our vendors, it gives them a platform to engage with the public and encourage follow on trade. It’s all about feeding back into our local businesses!
This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally (Three times a year) and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving our local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience. You won’t be disappointed with what we have coming up for 2018.

*The Forage can also be found ‘popping-up’ amongst the community around town. You can stay informed via our social media pages*

Since our establishment in April 2014, we have formed strong relationships with our vendors, partners, volunteers, entertainment network and the broader Canberra community. Through this, we have built a foundation that enables us to bring our city together at a unique and creative event.

*please note: although our foundation is built on local businesses, we also think our surrounding regions are really cool too. We encourage those who are regional to be part of our event. This ensures a broader offering for our community and a taste of what can be experienced outside of the Canberra border.*


Pencil in our dates for 2018

Saturday 30th June

Saturday 3rd November

2pm - 7pm at The Little National Hotel in Barton.

Come by for some of THE BEST Street Food, Beverages & Live Music Canberra and the region has to offer.


Parking at The Forage

Part right at the door inside the multi level carpark within The Little National Hotel. Enter via the driveway on National Circuit Barton.
There are also a number of locations to park in and around The Forage Event! An even better idea is to catch the bus, ride your bike or have a driver drop you off.

Food at The Forage

We are excited to be working with some of Canberra and the surrounding region’s best cafes, mobile food vendors and wineries in 2018. It’s a great opportunity to discover this exciting scene of street food and experience new tastes. Even better, you get to talk to the people behind the products and discover what these amazing businesses have to offer. We have some brilliant vendors foraging with us on the 30th June from 2pm - 7pm on the grounds of Little National Hotel in Barton.

  • Mr. PAPA introduces you into a Peruvian street food journey, where it always feels like a party since there’s so much flavour happening in every bite. Get ready to taste and enjoy a real Peruvian street food experience.

  • Sweet Bones is about unique, creative, vegan whole foods that appeal to people who enjoy great food with no compromise on health or quality.

  • Wandering Woodfire Oven focus on using fresh local ingredients for a great combination of flavours that are second to none.  We cater for special events and occasions with our mobile wood fire oven!

  • Our Berkshire Pork has been featured on the ABC's "The Cook and the Chef" and is a product much loved by Barossa Valley Icon Maggie Beer. A truly amazing product for the most discerning palate.

  • Started from a desire to share my love of cooking with others, learn about and produce great food and have the opportunity to create yummy things

  • The Brathaus specializes in producing premium Bratwurst from all around the world. We cater to special events, festivals and we also supply at whole sale prices to restaurants in the Canberra region.

  • The One at Westside specialise in the slow cooking meat process called sous vide, a fine dining technique that involves vacuum sealing the meat and then slow cooking it overnight. The meat is juicy and tender and is served in American style pressed buns or as Thai tacos.

  • We attest to being #Foodies and hold to our hearts the passion to bring out the best flavours in the foods we make.
    The Tikka Stand is our way of bringing to you one of the most popular foods in the Indian cuisine that we all have loved and enjoyed…CHICKEN TIKKA!!!

  • We would like to share with the Canberrans the traditional savoury french crêpes.
    They are made from Buckwheat which is the perfect gluten free alternative for people who are sensitive to wheat or other gluten grains.The crêpes are filled with different ingredients and the customers also have the choice to make up their own.

  • Welcome to Kusina, Canberra's own slice of the Philippines. It is the Filipino tradition of good food and great company that Kusina shares with customers - its adopted family, its new friends.Kusina’s dishes are derived from well loved Spanish recipes. Filipinos were creating fusion cuisine long before it became hip!

  • Indulge with freshly made churros, filled with smooth homemade sauces and sprinkled with yummy selected toppings. "We make your churro dreams come true."

  • Marshpillows is committed to using 100% natural ingredients and choosing locally sourced, organic and fair trade wherever possible. Marshpillows make great party treats and wedding favours! I am are more than happy to work with a customer on developing a particular flavour.

  • We create artisan doughnuts filled with a variety of handmade custards and jams.

  • We're not just serving Filipino fare on a plate - we're serving up a way to honour every Filipino's lolos and lolas who are the keepers of our traditions.

  • Our raw honey is as natural and as untouched as you can get – without actually biting the honeycomb straight off the hive frames! It has NEVER been heated above hive temperature (36 degrees Celsius) and none of the good stuff has been filtered out. It’s not glassy clear like your standard supermarket honey – yep, you can actually SEE THE GOODNESS.

  • Stockman Sticks Beef Jerky is handmade in the shadows of the Brindabella and Snowy Mountains using 100% Australian grass-fed beef, sourced locally.

    Stockman Sticks Beef Jerky is the ideal snack food, high in protein and low in fat, for the traditional drover or person on the go.

  • OzHarvest is passionate about minimising waste and protecting our environment for future generations. To date we have delivered more than 30 million meals to people in need. We rescue 56 tonnes of food each week that would otherwise go to landfill. We collect from 2,000 Donors and distribute to over 600 agencies with our network of 30 vans on the road.

  • The Bush Taco girls are back on July 2! These very popular Vegan Aussie-Mexican tacos will be worth putting your thermals on for at our Winter feast event!

  • The new classic.
    Asian Street Food trading at pop up events throughout the Canberra region.

  • Jasper +Myrtle takes carefully sourced cocoa beans and roasts them to perfection, blending with exquisite flavours to create delicious and distinctive bars. Handmade in Canberra, Australia.

  • 2 smoking Barrels  is all about fine craft beers & great food to match! Opening it’s doors in May 2015 our aim is to continue the momentum & success of supplying the Illawarra with great craft beer, great beer food & great American Barbecue.

  • Specialising in unique handmade truffles, bars and all things cocoa. Using chocolate & produce of the highest quality, both local & from around the world.

  • Hi, I'm Sarah and I make Sarariums

    Sarariums were born from a want to create trendy, low maintenance miniature gardens that could be kept inside the house

Drinks at The Forage

You can wander around and purchase a variety of beverages from our drink vendors. From local Wineries to Breweries to cold pressed juice, homemade lemonade, and coffee from local roasters, there is something for everyone.

  • Our two loves have come together to form BentSpoke Brewing Co., a microbrewery and taphouse driven by a desire to provide you with a world-class craft beer experience. Our 18 different varieties of beer and cider are all lovingly brewed on premises by one of Australia’s most awarded brewers. Some change with the seasons, some are one-offs, others will stay the course. We want you to fall in love with our brews and maybe even take one home.

  • Quarry Hill is a boutique, family owned and run vineyard situated just outside of Canberra. The vineyard was established in 1999 where there are hectares of shiraz, sauvignon blanc, savagnin, sangiovese, tempranillo, grenache, pinot noir and sagrantino. Only part of the production is released under the Quarry Hill label, as grapes are sold to wineries, including Clonakilla and Collector Wines.

  • "We are roasters of only the finest ethically traded, specialty coffee, located in Yass NSW.Let us serve you up some sweet brews from our repurposed 1960's bond-wood caravan, and take home a bag of beans for your own home pleasures."

  • Visit one of Murrumbateman's premium cool climate family owned wineries and sample from our Estate Range of wines, whilst browsing our exquisite range of hand-made and hand-painted ceramics, exclusively sourced from Italy. Unwind over a glass of wine and treat yourself to a delicious meal at Flint at Shaw Vineyard whilst gazing over the vineyard.

  • As a small batch distillery we are unconstrained by the need to produce volume and can focus on quality. Many modern distillery’s purchase ethanol from industrial facilities and re-distil it to add a flavour. The Canberra Distillery starts with just the raw ingredients: water, yeast and energy (grain, potato, fruit or sugar).

  • Wallaroo Wines. offer Canberra District Premium Boutique wines at friendly prices. We our wines are made from 100% of our homegrown grapes and we offer one vintage varieties of Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Riesling and Sparkling Red wines.

  • The easiest way to get beautiful teas delivered to your door. Sustainably sourced and deliciously blended, just add hot water and friends. Share*Sip*Love

The Forage LIVE Entertainment

The Forage supports local and regional musicians. See our amazing line-up we will have to offer at our winter event on the 30th June 2018. Be entertained throughout the event from 2 -7pm.

  • “Dana Hassall has developed such a unique & contemporary approach to singing & writing that it not only hooks the ear but causes the listener to tilt their head as if in contemplation of the highest art.” (Luke O’Shea)


  • Kim Yang is a Taiwanese-Australian singer. Inspired by female vocalists like Sarah McLachlan, Colbie Caillat, Adele and Regina Spektor, Kim has brought her melodious and ethereal voice from her home town of Taipei to the cafes of Canberra. 


The Forage - Short Videos

The Forage at NewActon - 2014

The Forage at Hangar #47 - 2014


The Forage Partnerships

We are looking for like minded businesses/organisations that fit within the style and concept of The Forage. Building friendships within the Canberra community is really important to us. Please get in touch with us via our online form below if you think your business/organisation and The Forage would work well together.

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    From ‘what’s on’ to reviews of places to eat; social commentary to health and fitness; beauty and nutrition to books and movies; fashion and motherhood to recipes and home style; if it’s part of ‘her’ life you’ll find it on HerCanberra.

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  • Each guest room is compact yet uses efficient spatial planning with generously proportioned sleeping spaces that have character and sophistication. A warm palette of dark timber with a raised featured bed platform positioned against large sheets of glass which take in sweeping views.

  • Event production in high-definition. Toast AV supplies modern sound, video and lighting, delivering a premium service to every client at competitive prices.

  • Southern Generators & Electrical was established in 1997, specialising in generator rental.

    SGH quickly established a reputation for stretching the extra mile to provide exemplary service, machinery and unique solutions for power provision. With our fleet of trucks, fuel trailers and service vehicles, we can ensure your power equipment will be properly transported, monitored and maintained.


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