Sunday 22 March 2020
10am - 4pm
***** UPDATE *****
The COVID-19 situation has brought with it many challenges for a business as complex as a Market which welcomes 5.6 million visitors every year.
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has been postponed of which World Fare is the largest free event on the Festival’s calendar. This followed the Prime Minister’s announcement, on advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, to ban any gathering of more than 500 people. We have no choice but to make the disappointing but necessary decision to cancel World Fare.
Producing an event like World Fare has been months in the planning, involving small business owners, artists and food vendors working with us to deliver countless memorable experiences on this special day to our Market visitors.
This is a challenging time, but we take comfort in knowing that gathering our community together for live events is core to the human experience. When this global outbreak recedes, Market events will return stronger than ever.