7 - 9 DECEMBER

MELBOURNE
WORLD RICE
FESTIVAL

2018

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WORLD RICE
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World Rice Festival invites you to travel the wonders of the world through taste! From the East to West, you’re about to experience the magic of culture.

Through an impressive palette of rice inspired cuisine, desserts and delicious drinks, you’ll celebrate multiculturalism where it matters most - on the menu!

Learn about the most universally popular cooking ingredient, watch authentic cooking demonstrations and dance the night away to exciting live music performances! 

Head off on a worldwide adventure in just one weekend at Birrarung Marr, Melbourne on the 7th - 9th December 2018.

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WORLD RICE
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Visit us via public transport to reduce your carbon footprint and save the world, one step at a time.

We love being kind to the environment just as much as we love being kind to your appetite! 

We are at Birrarung Marr lower terrace, just a short walk behind Federation Square. Take the train to Flinders Street Station or tram along St Kilda Rd to get there.  For further information please visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au

GETTING THERE

Look after Mother Nature by bringing your own water bottle and refill it for FREE at our eco-friendly water fountains.

Save the oceans AND keep the whole family hydrated all day. No plastic. No cruelty. Just fun!

KEEPING HYDRATED

 A unique stop for the true culture lover, immerse yourself in live music and dance performances authentic to the countries where your food originates. 

Look forward to Taiko Drumming, Lion Dance, Indian Dance or rare musical instruments played by duck hoarders in Indonesian rice fields, and many more!

CULTURE

AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE

7 - 9 DECEMBER

MELBOURNE
WORLD RICE
FESTIVAL

2018

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM

A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT AT BIRRARUNG MARR

World Rice Festival invites you to travel the wonders of the world through taste! From the East to West, you’re about to be experience the magic of culture.

Through an impressive palette of rice inspired cuisine, desserts and delicious drinks, you’ll celebrate multiculturalism where it matters most - on the menu!


Learn about the most universally popular cooking ingredient, watch authentic cooking demonstrations and dance the night away to exciting live music performances!

Head off on a worldwide adventure in just one weekend at Birrarung Marr's Lower Terrace, Melbourne on the

7th - 9th December 2018. 

Join us on:

 7 DECEMBER 2018: 5.00PM - 10.00PM    

8 DECEMBER 2018 : 12.00PM - 10.00 PM 

 9 DECEMBER 2018 : 12.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Visit us via public transport to reduce your carbon footprint and save the world, one step at a time.

We love being kind to the environment just as much as we love being kind to your appetite! 

We are at Birrarung Marr's Lower Terrace, just a short walk behind Federation Square. Take the train to Flinders Street Station or tram along St Kilda Rd to get there.  

For further information please visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au

GETTING THERE

Look after Mother nature by bringing your own water bottle and refill it for FREE at our eco-friendly water fountains.

Save the oceans AND keep the whole family hydrated all day. No plastic. No cruelty. Just fun!

KEEPING HYDRATED

THE FOUR
FESTIVAL ELEMENTS

FOOD

TASTE THE WORLD

We are showcasing rice dishes from around the world, so you’ll need to visit us on an empty stomach!

Eat your way from one delicious stall to another.  There's plenty of choices for everyone, from Spanish paella to Indonesian Grilled Rice, from Tibetan, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai and Indian rice dishes to Mexican Paletas for dessert; we have it all covered.


AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE

A unique stop for the true culture lover, immerse yourself in live music and dance performances authentic to the countries where your food originates. Look forward to Taiko Drumming, or rare musical instruments played by duck hoarders in Indonesian rice fields, and many more!

CULTURE 

VISIT THE WONDERFUL INDONESIA X JETSTAR X HELLOWORLD TRAVEL MARQUEE

TOURISM

Planning your next vacay to Bali? Why not head to Wonderful Indonesia x Jetstar x Helloworld booth at the World Rice Festival? Get more information on the other side of Bali and beyond.

TRADE

THINK RICE, THINK THAI

Do you think rice has only one colour or one variant? Think again! As part of their marketing push, Thai Trade will participate at the event to promote Thai rice and other produce made of rice. Cooking oil made of rice grains? Yup, you heard that right.

7 - 9 DECEMBER

MELBOURNE
WORLD RICE
FESTIVAL

2018

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM

A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT AT BIRRARUNG MARR

PROGRAM COMING SOON

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TRADE

Do you think rice has only one colour or one variant? Think again! 

As part of their marketing push, Thai Trade will participate at the event to promote Thai rice and other produce made of rice.

 Cooking oil made of rice grains? Yup, you heard that right.

THINK RICE, THINK THAI

 7 DECEMBER 2018: 5.00PM - 10.00PM      8 DECEMBER 2018 : 12.00PM - 10.00 PM  9 DECEMBER 2018 : 12.00 PM - 5.00 PM

From paella to pad thai, rice is at the heart of a wide range of cuisines from around the world.

Celebrate this humble grain at the first-ever Melbourne World Rice Festival held on the banks of Birrarung Marr.

Discover the ins-and-outs of rice planning and harvesting from around the world, check out cooking demonstrations and explore how rice is a part of many fascinating rituals from different cultures across the globe.


Of course, there will be drinks and food aplenty! Sample rice-y goodness in all its forms: rice puddings, rice cakes, rice wine and much more, all guaranteed to tantalise the taste buds.


This festival is a wonderful way to not only revel in all things rice, but also to celebrate our city’s rich multicultural character.


The City of Melbourne is proud to support this unique event and we hope you enjoy the weekend. 

SALLY CAPP

LORD MAYOR

A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD MAYOR...

TASTE THE WORLD

We are showcasing rice dishes from around the world, so you’ll need to visit us on an empty stomach! Eat your way from one delicious stall to another or watch an authentic cooking demonstration. 

There's plenty of choices for everyone, from Spanish paella to Indonesian Grilled Rice, from Tibetan, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai and Indian rice dishes to Mexican Paletas for dessert; we have it all covered.

FOOD

TOURISM

VISIT THE WONDERFUL INDONESIA X JETSTAR X HELLOWORLD TRAVEL MARQUEE 

Planning your next vacay to Bali? 

Why not head to Wonderful Indonesia x Jetstar x Helloworld booth at the World Rice Festival?  

Get more information on the other side of Bali and beyond. 

THE FOUR FESTIVAL ELEMENTS

2018

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