Cabin Fever hits the Margaret River region this winter
Hibernation was so 2020. This winter, the team at Cabin Fever Festival are enticing you to get out of the house and into a range of epic events that showcase the best of winter down south. From cheese toastie battles and bonfire nights to long table dinners and wine workshops, there’s plenty to brighten up your July! This year, the event runs for 10 days from July 16-25 at more than 35 venues throughout the Margaret River region.
If you missed out on tickets to some of their most popular events in the first release, you’re in luck! There’s a handful of new dates for some sold out events going live on Wednesday, May 12 (or Monday, May 10 if you’re a Friend of Cabin Fever), plus a series of new events being added to the program.
Head over to cabinfeverfest.com.au to check out what’s currently on sale, and see our top picks below.
Fuego at Flametree
Saturday, July 17 | Flametree, Dunsborough
Ignite the senses, with a fiery night of hot food, great music and bold, passionate wines. Indulge in smoked and flame-grilled dishes, brimming with spicy flavours. Plus, special tips on cooking with fire from Simon Taylor of High on Fire Smoking Co and insight on pairing wines with smoked meats by Leah Clearwater of Flametree. Bubbles and whites for anyone who needs to turn the heat down just a little. Spot prizes on the night as well!
Shelter the Storm
Thursday, July 22 | Shelter Brewing Co, Busselton
Come ashore for a sea shanty adventure worth plundering. Don your best nautical gear, feast on an oyster bar and prawn cocktails, and devour finger food worthy of brave sea farers. There’s a roaming sea shanty choir, and warm shelter from ocean gales – all while waves crash on the sand over yonder.
A night in the Caribbean Party
Saturday, July 24 | Eagle Bay Brewing Co
COVID be damned – the tropical getaway you missed out on is right here. Dance and eat the night away with a balmy eve of reggae beats and Caribbean style food, created by passionate chefs. Celebrate the culture and beauty of the Caribbean, with dishes and cocktails inspired by the region, as well as tasty beers and wines from Down South (including a free drink when you arrive). You’ll feel a million miles away.
This is Tiller
Thursday July, 22 and Friday, July 23 | Tiller Farm, Yelverton
South West superstars Tiller Dining are allowing you to choose your own adventure at this year's Cabin Fever Festival, with two specially tailored evenings on their rustic South West farm. Would you prefer a night for refined foodies accompanied by jazz, or do you prefer to get up and boogie, with a dance floor and DJ to get you going? Both nights will enjoy a five-course degustation made from fresh, local produce which will be paired with top notch boutique wines from the South West.
Winter Wine Walk
Friday, July 23 | Margaret River Town Centre
Taste your way through four of the best kept secrets in the Margaret River township, with a progressive wine and lunch adventure celebrating everything we love about the region. Each special spot is an easy walk, with a wine and wintry dish for you to enjoy inside. Along the way, your incredible guide will share stories about Margaret River, and the food and wine it’s famous for.
Swing into the Barrel
Friday, July 16 | Swings & Roundabouts, Yallingup
Head to Swings & Roundabouts' swanky cellar door for a night of wine and canapes by the roaring fire. You’ll indulge in scrumptious wood-fired canapes and a medley of Swings and Roundabouts wines, plus marshmallows for your roasting pleasure on the open fire. Get on board for a cosy night of revelry, with DJ Mandy B providing the tunes and a free drink on arrival.
Typica at Happs
Saturday, July 17 | Happs Wines, Yallingup
See (and taste!) your favourite wine varietals in a whole new light at Happs this Cabin Fever. The Margaret River region is well known for Chardonnay and Cabernet, but at this tasting event, you’ll get to uncover the unconventional wine making techniques that give these traditional wines an edge, guided by Happs winemaker, Mark Warren.