NOOSA Food & Wine Festival 2017 has unveiled a 70-event program for the four-day festival, which runs from May 18-21. A total of 45 visiting chefs from Australia’s best restaurants will flock to this year’s festival, which will have a presence across two villages – Noosa Main Beach and The Woods. Noosa’s top restaurants will also enjoy local collaborations as they play host to a number of visiting chefs. More than 50 wineries and 100 food producers are taking part in this year’s festival. Director Maria Crews says this year’s festival is shaping up to be the best one yet. “The festival is a mixture of fun, relaxation and pure enjoyment as well as good food and wine – all in one iconic destination, Noosa,” she said. “Visitors will be spoilt for choice with each event we have on offer – there is something for everyone; every tastebud will be tantalised!” Located on Noosa Main Beach, the Beach Tipis (also known as teepees) will play host to the opening and closing cocktail parties, as well as a plethora of other events, including early morning yoga, brunch and lunch in the tipis. There will also be a pop-up Stokehouse on the Beach, with the teams from both Melbourne and Brisbane heading north to whip up a culinary dining experience under the stars. Visitors can dine on food from all of the restaurants at the famous Hastings Street Long lunch, enjoyed along with matching wines. Visit www.noosafoodandwine.com.au.