FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

When is Flaour Fest?
Saturday 21 March from 12pm – 9pm

How do I get a ticket?
Register for your FREE ticket through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/flavour-fest-2020-tickets-90739904497?aff=website

How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are free, but registration is required and can be easily completed here

How do I get to the festival?
We recommend public transport, as onsite car parking will be limited. In addition to the existing public transport schedule, a FREE shuttle buse will be running from Rockbank Station to Flavour Fest between 12pm and 3pm, 4pm and 9.30pm. Plan your trip by visiting Public Transport Victoriahttps://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables

What time is Flavour Fest?
12pm – 9pm

What is Flavour Fest?
Discover a delicious blend of fiery, sweet and smokey sensations for the return of Flavour Fest 2020 – a food & music festival celebrating community, culture and cuisine. Featuring Australia’s hottest bands, a tasty line-up of celebrity chefs & live cooking demonstrations, as well as Melbourne’s most popular food trucks.

Can I drive to the festival?
Yes – however, parking is limited.

Where can I park mycar?
You can park anywhere near the event site as long as you follow road regulations and don’t block residential or business driveways. Please note the road closures and times.

What food will be available at the festival?
Melbourne’s most popular food trucks and restaurants including plenty of vegetarian options. More details available here: https://www.flavourfest.com.au/

Can I bring in my own food and drink?
Flavour Fest is a celebration of food. There will be plenty of delicious food and beverage options for you to purchase, so we encourage you not to bring your own.

Is the festival child friendly?
Yes – however, children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Is the festival pet friendly?
Yes, however any dogs must be kept on a leash.

Can I enter the festival without a ticket?
No. Everyone needs a ticket to enter the festival, however, if the event isn’t at capacity, there may be an opportunity to register for tickets at the entrance.

Do I have to pay for food and drink?
Yes – the purchase of food and drink from the various vendors at the festival will need to be paid for by the individual.

Is the festival BYO?
No – there will be a dedicated alcohol area to purchase drinks from our vendors for adults 18 years and over.

Is the festival smoke free?
There will be designated smoking areas which will be clearly marked however, for the safety of the other patrons, we do not permit smoking in areas outside of these designated areas.

Is the food at the festival free?
Tickets to the Festival are free which gives you access to all public areas of the festival plus entertainment. Any food/drinks you choose to consume will need to be purchased on the day.

Is the entertainment free?
A large amount of the entertainment provided is free for everyone to enjoy including live music performances, cooking demonstrations and kid’s activities.

Are the children’s activities free?
Yes – activities are free for the children to enjoy and will be supervised by qualified staff to ensure safety.

Are the rides free?
No. Prices for rides will vary. Ride tokens can be purchased on the day from the token booth.

Will there be alcohol at the festival?
Yes – alcohol will be available to purchase in the assigned brew zone. ID will be checked.

What happens if it rains?
Flavour Fest is an all-weather event unless it is deemed too dangerous to proceed. Please come dressed for the weather!

When are the fireworks?
The Fireworks Display will be on Saturday 21March from 9pm.

When are the cooking demos?
Cooking demonstrations will be happening across the whole duration of the festival and will run for roughly 30minutes each. For exact times and chefs, refer to the event program here: https://www.flavourfest.com.au/

When are the live bands playing?
Live music performances will be happening across the whole duration of the festival and will run for roughly 45 minutes to an hour. For exact times and bands, refer to the event program here: https://www.flavourfest.com.au/

Road closures
The following traffic restrictions will apply on the day:
• Reduced speed limit on Frontier Avenue from Gilderton Esplanade to Taylors Road
• Reduced speed limit on Timbertop Parade from Fields Street to Frontier Avenue
• Reduced speed limit on Fields Street from Scarce Lane to Frontier Avenue
• Reduced speed limit on Woodlea Boulevard from Leakes Road to Frontier Avenue
No parking signs will be temporary erected on one side of Woodlea Boulevard from 8.00am Saturday 21 March 2020
Aintree Recreation Reserve car park will be closed to the public for the entire day starting at 8.00am Saturday 21 March 2020

Will first aid be on site?
Yes, we will have first aid services on site for the duration of the event. Please refer to our festival brochure map – you can pick one up on the day from our Information Booth – located at the Oval entrance!

Will Police be present?
Yes, Victoria Police will be at the event, for the total duration of the event.

Will additional toilets be available?
Yes, additional toilets including accessible toilets will be brought in for the duration of the event.

Does the event have baby change and breast feeding facilities?
Yes, baby change and breast feeding facilities will be available at the event.

Will there be a Lost Children’s point?
Yes, a Lost Children’s point has been allocated and will be manned for the duration of the event. Lost Children’s can be found just near the food court.

Can I bring my drone?
Flavour Fest is a no fly drone zone. For the safety of the community it is illegal to fly drones over a crowd without a CASA permit. For further information on drones at public events please visit: https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/rules/public-spaces

ATM
ATM facilities available on site – next to the food court.

Will there be water available?
Yes, you can bring a water bottle to fill up at our water station, provided by Western Water.

Is Flavour Fest a sustainable event?
At Flavour Fest we are aiming to have as little landfill waste as possible through our partnership with B-Alternative. All of our food vendors will be provided with reusable and compostable packaging (plates, bowls, cutlery etc.). Single use plastics will not be sold at Flavour Fest. To make this initiative a huge success, we are asking that all reusable crockery be returned to the washing station when you have finished. It’s up to all of us to protect our natural environment and promote sustainable living. This is one small step in that direction.

What can’t I bring into Flavour Fest with me?

In the interest of public safety, there are a number of prohibited items that MUST not be brought into the event. This includes:

  • Illegal substances, including illicit drugs
  • Weapons, including knives scissors, etc.
  • Lasers or laser pointers
  • Pushbikes, skateboards, scooters etc.
  • Glass

Got a question we may not have answered?
Please contact the Events team on 9747 7200 or email events@melton.vic.gov.au