Dandenong World Fare

Published : February 21, 2018

​Sunday 25 March 2018  1

Join Melbourne's largest community celebration of multicultural food at Dandenong World Fare, hosted by Dandenong Market.

At this free event, over 50 food trucks and stalls will showcase delectable dishes from all over the world, taking you on an international journey that will tantalise your taste buds and awaken the senses. From the classic to the exotic, and the savoury to sweet, indulge in our pick of Melbourne’s best multicultural restaurants, food trucks and stalls.

The Dandenong World Fare will also dish up tantalising cultural entertainment as visitors feast their eyes on mesmerising performances, world music and awe-inspiring dance.

And don’t forget to explore Dandenong Market: with over 200 market stalls, it’s all about fresh produce, huge variety and amazing bargains.

Free entry. Free parking.

Dandenong World Fare is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event.

Dandenong World Fare is proudly supported by the City of Greater Dandenong.


Event information

What:  Dandenong World Fare (Melbourne Food & Wine Festival)
Where: Dandenong Market. Corner Clow and Cleeland Street, Dandenong.
When:  Sunday 25 March 2018
Time:  10am – 4pm
Cost:  Free entry, no booking required


Food trucks and stalls

Dandenong Market is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from food trucks and stalls interested in being part of Dandenong World Fare.

Click here to apply for a food stall or truck at Dandenong Market's Waitangi Day festival.


All-day live entertainment

We'll get your hips moving at our entertainment stage, featuring Melbourne's most loved multicultural performers, including the following.

FLAMENCO FIESTA GROUP: The Flamenco Fiesta Group dance performances embody fire and passion. Featuring Spanish guitarists and percussionists.

BOLLYDAZZLERS: Dressed in dazzling Bollywood costumes, the Bollydazzlers set the dance floor alight and enchant with an energetic display of glamour, beauty and spectacular entertainment.

TUMBARUMBA: Featuring uplifting vocals, awesome percussion and eye-catching costumes, Tumbarumba is a fusion of Brazilian style, samba, batucada, hip hop and funk.

AFRICAN DRUMMING: African drumming performance by Super Mande Percussion, the African Drumming Academy & Performance centre of West African music, culture, drumming and dance.

BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL. Experience the beautiful Brazilian carnival with our high energy, soulful and passionate performers, filled with feathers, glitz and glam, energetic batucada drummers and breathtaking capoeira dancers.

VARDOS. Driven by wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos play gypsy and traditional music learnt from Roma musicians during their travels in Eastern Europe. Facebook.

WUNDER BRASS: The Bavarian musical experience Down Under! Facebook.

CIRQUE MYSTIQUE STILT WALKERS: Two talented stilt walking characters provide colourful, visual spectacles with larger than life interactive personalities.


Fairground rides

Children's rides including laughing clowns, cup and saucer ride, chair 'o' plane, bungee jump and giant inflatables.

Note: tickets will need to be purchased for the fairground rides. 


Family entertainment

Dandenong World Fare is family friendly and will feature a number of activities for families, including the following:

  • Face painting (free)
  • Ta moko face painting (free)
  • Henna hand painting (free)


Getting here

Dandenong World Fare will take place on the Southern and North car parks, directly east of The Bazaar and Market Square. The festival can be accessed by walking through the market, or can be entered by foot via King Street or Clow Street.


Dandenong Market is easily reached via Citylink/M1, Eastlink/M3 (car travel on EastLink during Saturdays and Sundays automatically qualifies for the 20% weekend toll discount, excluding trip passes), Peninsula Link and the Prince Highway - more information about how to drive to Dandenong Market is available here.

There is free parking on site at Dandenong Market, both at the Northern car park, Clow Street car park and the underground car park.

It is anticipated that these car parks will be filled quickly. Free additional car parking will be available at:


More information about train routes to Dandenong is available here.

The Public Transport Victoria’s journey planner is also a useful travelling tool.



More information about bus routes to Dandenong is available here.

The Public Transport Victoria’s journey planner is also a useful travelling tool.


Highlights from previous Dandenong World Fare events