All posts tagged: Royal Exhibition Building

Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest 2018

Since the early 1800’s, Oktoberfest has been the world’s largest Volksfest (Beer Festival), and to celebrate over 200 years of fun, the Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will see lederhosen clad partygoers shouting Prost from the top of their lungs once again in 2018! Taking place at the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), this incredible heritage listed building rivals the great Bavarian beer halls of Germany and will play host to the most traditional Oktoberfest event Melbourne has seen, with German oompah bands, folk dancing, on-stage competitions and an atmosphere that is guaranteed to be electric. Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest boasts a drinks list that will have even the most avid connoisseur licking their lips with the 2018 event featuring over 50 different imported German beers, plus cider, wine, schnapps and much more. To tantalise your taste buds, the event will feature numerous German caterers serving up traditional meals such as pork hocks, schnitzels, bratwurst and other German sausages, brathendl (roast chickens), pretzels and German pastries. Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest only runs over two sessions, a Day Session and an Evening Session. Last year SOLD …

WIN: 1 x double pass to Cat Lovers Show

Competition now closed The cat’s out of the bag – those Melbourians who are crazy about kitties will be feline fine when the inaugural Cat Lovers Show pounces on the Royal Exhibition Building on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018. Following the unprecedented success of the award-winning Dog Lovers Show and after increasing demand from the cat loving community, Event Management International (EMI) is excited to be launching the first and greatest feline-festival Australia has ever seen. Your chance to win 1 x double pass on us for a purr-fect day out. All you need to do is fill out the form below! Share the news on social and tag us @weknowmelbourne for a bigger chance to win. Don’t forget to tag a friend whom you’d like to take when sharing the post! Competition closes on 3 September 2018 Read more about the event here.

Cat Lovers Show 2018

LOOKING FOR THE PURR-FECT DAY OUT? THE INAUGURAL CAT LOVERS SHOW POUNCES ON MELBOURNE The cat’s out of the bag – those Melburnians who are crazy about kitties will be feline fine when the inaugural Cat Lovers Show pounces on the Royal Exhibition Building on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018. Following the unprecedented success of the award-winning Dog Lovers Show and after increasing demand from the cat loving community, Event Management International (EMI) is excited to be launching the first and greatest feline-festival Australia has ever seen. Your chance to win 1 x double pass on us here. “Unsurprisingly, nearly 30 percent of households in Australia are home to at least one cat (2.7 million)*. The Cat Lovers Show will be dedicated to educating, informing and entertaining visitors in a truly memorable way and is an opportunity for them to connect and cuddle with dozens of breeds and hundreds of beautiful cats. One of the main objectives of the show is to raise awareness for cat rescue and working closely with shelters across …

The Finders Keepers 2018

Melbourne is the final stop on the Finders Keepers Autumn / Winter 2018 tour, with the festival-feel market returning to The Royal Exhibition Building over three epic days, 13-15 July. With extended shopping hours on Friday ‘day’, visitors can join the festivities from the new opening time of 12 noon on Friday 13th July and shop the day away until 9pm. Trading hours continue all weekend from 10am – 6pm Saturday 14th and 10am – 5pm Sunday 15th July. Finders Keepers managing director and co-founder Sarah Thornton said there was no doubt the Melbourne Autumn/Winter event was the highlight of the Finders Keepers year. “We love the fashion focus that comes with our Melbourne events, with so much local talent coming out of arguably Australia’s fashion capital,” Sarah Thornton said. “Slow fashion lovers will be treated to the locally-made, up-cycled garments by Good Sport Australia who use salvaged, pre-loved kimonos, as well as the new ‘ethically made, gloriously worn’ collection from East Geelong-based Frank and Dolly’s.” “Solomon Street will bring their ethical prints and textiles …

Italian Wine + Food Festival 2018

Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in with the third annual Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to refined fresh-pasta for the gourmet foodie, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover. Melbourne’s top Italian chefs are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved locals Joe Vargetto  (Mister Bianco + Massi Restaurant), Francesco Rota  (Trattoria Emilia), James Kummrow  (Fatto), Dusty Treweek  (Bottega), Jesse MacFadden  (Massi Restaurant), Johnny di Francesco  (400 Gradi) and Luca Ciano  leading the charge. Festival-goers can feast on pizza, pasta, panini and Italian snacks at pop-up restaurants from Melbourne favourites Bottega , Saluministi , SICILY by Mister Bianco  + Massi, La Svolta Pizzeria e Trattoria, Figo Pizza  and 400 Gradi  plus there’ll be cooking demonstrations with chefs and providores on the Main Stage including a demonstration by self-taught cookbook author …

WIN: 1 x double pass to GABS 2018

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED Tasmanian jam, toasted marshmallows, rhubarb, Skittles, ice cream, dates, yuzu, gin, Bertie Beetles and even snails, crickets and oysters. These are just some of the more unusual ingredients you’ll find amongst the many unique ‘Festival Beers & Ciders’ to be served for the first time at the 2018 edition of GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest presented by Dan Murphy’s, along with more than 500 of the very best craft beers and ciders from around Australia and New Zealand. Renowned as one of the world’s leading beer festivals, GABS (otherwise known as the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) brings together the best breweries from Australia and New Zealand for a non-stop celebration of craft beer and cider. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass and find out what your new favourite beer may be! How to enter 1. Share this link on your Facebook or Instagram 2. Tag us with #weknowmelbourne and @weknowmelbourne 3. Follow and like our page 4. Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience …

Big Vegan Market 2018

The Big Vegan Market is back for 2018, and this time there are some BIG changes about. Firstly, the markets are a lot bigger so you’ll have a lot more room to move about and browse all the wonderful without being too crowded. Also, and very importantly, we are now a 2 day market! That’s right, over the Saturday and Sunday of the Mother’s Day weekend (12th and 13th of May), you can come and shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Hall. Pick up something for you mum, or even better, bring your mum and discover all the great new goodies available together! Looking for more info? Check out the lineup so far here. When: Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May 2018 Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne More info: Here