Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is back in 2017 with more beer, more BBQ & more fest!! July 28th – 30th

Helping South Australia drink better beer since 2015.  

Over three days and four sessions in the historic Brick Cattle Pavilion and lawns at the Adelaide Showground, the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is South Australia’s biggest beer, cider & BBQ party.

We will be showcasing the best of South Australian, Australian and International Beer & Cider with over 50 exhibitors along with some of South Australia’s best restaurants and chef’s cooking up a BBQ storm with some very special interstate and international BBQers.

Live music Friday & Saturday nights on the main stage and DJs all weekend in the beer hall.

ABBF will again host the presentation of the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards on Friday night.

When is the ABBF?

ABBF is split into 4 distinct “sessions”. Depending on what you and your mates are into choose the best fit. Or buy a season pass and come to all four!

Friday On My Mind Session

Friday 28/7 – “Friday On My Mind Session” – 5pm ‘til midnite (18+ only) 

Highlights include; The presentation of the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards.
Hockey Dad, 
Ali Barter (live) and West Thebarton Brothel Party performing live. Watch ABBF tee off in style. 


Available at the gate

Beer Geek Session

Saturday 29/7 – “Beer Geek Session” – 11am ‘til 5pm (18+ only)

Highlights include; Highlights include; Masterclasses, Q&A with brewers and chefs plus Brewers Feud (like family feud but without Grant Denyer). For those passionate about their hops


Tickets available at the gate.

Rock'n'Roll Session

Saturday 29/7 – “Rock’n’roll Session” – 6pm ‘til midnite (18+ only) 

Highlights include; REGURGITATOR (live), Ecca Vandal, Mane, Donnarumma plus Music SA Beer Band Competition Winner (live). Do not miss seeing ABBF really flex its’ muscles


Sunday Session

Sunday 30/7 – “Sunday Session” 11am ‘til 6pm (Family friendly) 

Highlights include; All ages session – see FAQs for details. Party jams all day long on both stages. Up in Smoke BBQ Comp announcement. Hot Dog Eating Contest, Chili-Wing-Off and Brewers Feud. Plus ABBF Dad-Bod Wet T-shirt Contest! The funnest bloody Sunday ever


Tickets available from the gate.


Over fifty brewers & cider makers plus the ABBF IPA soundsystem
Matty Matheson (Canada, Dead Set On Life), Fancy Hanks (Melb), Duncan Welgemoed, Low And Slow, Chris Jarmer’s, Jk BBQ And Smoke
Regurgitator (QLD), Hockey Dad (NSW), Ali Barter (Vic), West Thebarton Brothel Party, Plus 25 Djs Across 2 Stages!
Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards, Masterclasses, Up In Smoke BBQ Comp, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Chili-Wing-Off, Live Tattooing