Sydney – “A celebration of sake, food and culture of Japan” Australian Sake Festival 2023

Event Information

Area sydney
Date Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 01, 2023

*This event has finished.

PriceGeneral admission: $69 | Early bird: $59 | Group discount for 4 people: $260 | Free entry for under 17
VenueCarriageworks​, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015​
OrganiserJAMS.TV Pty Ltd

A fun-packed Japanese festival “Sake Festival & Edo Digital Art Exhibition” where visitors can taste Japanese sake and experience its traditional culture, will be held at Carriageworks in Sydney on Saturday 30 September to Sunday 1 October! 

Sake Festival will be held for the second time this year after the success last year in Sydney, and will be bigger this year, upgraded even further with four themes: sake, food, culture and tourism in Japan!

The event will have two main areas at the venue. Area for the Sake Festival is where visitors can fully taste Japanese sake and other alcoholic beverages. Sake breweries and sake makers from Japan will introduce their products, and there will be over 200 different types of Japanese sake available for taste and purchase on the spot. Various Japanese foods cooked by the local restaurants that accompany sake will also be available. Moreover, sake related products and selected made-in-Japan products will be available to purchase! 

And another exciting program concurrently held is the Edo Digital Art Exhibition, a special feature on the theme of the Edo period (1603 – 1867) in Japan. The digital screen will introduce the most famous Japanese art, Ukiyo-e paintings, the life in Edo, and the historical charm that began in the Edo period, all information-laden visual contents that are enjoyable for people of all ages. At this zone, Japanese traditional crafts, performing arts, fashion and other Japanese products will be on display and some of them for sale, as well as live performances and workshops for kids and adults. 

From this year, you can accompany under 17 for free with you, the event is an all-ages festival to experience Japanese sake and traditional culture. Come to experience it as if you are travelling in Japan!

Event details

Date: Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October 2023, 12pm – 6pm 
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

  • Sake stalls by multiple Australian distributors and Japanese sake breweries directly from Japan
  • Sake tastings on site for participants to sample
  • Sake available for purchase on site (takeaway only)
  • Sake-ware (pottery), artisan Japanese ceramics and products for sale
  • Kimono for sale
  • Edo Digital Art Exhibition (large LED screen)
  • Artworks done by local artists
  • Free Sake 101 seminars and food pairing sessions 
  • Panel talks by Australian sake industry professionals
  • Live Japanese drum (taiko) performance, singer, DJ, sword fighting performance, HANNANINGEN show
  • Food stalls by local restaurants


General admission: $69 
Early bird: $59 (Applies to first 200 tickets each day)
Group discount for 4 people: $260
Free entry for under 17

Tickets include:

  • Tasting glass to keep
  • Sake brewers from Japan and local wholesalers to meet
  • 200+ sake to taste
  • A variety of umeshu, yuzushu and other fruit liquor to taste
  • Shochu, Awamori and Whisky to taste
  • Bottles available for take home purchase
  • Foods (sushi, sashimi, wagyu, vegan & vegetarian Japanese foods) available for purchase
  • Access to Edo Digital Art Exhibition and Artwork display
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol practices will be observed.

Book your ticket: 

Please note ticket sales will end as soon as it reaches the capacity.

Early bird tickets for Melbourne and Sydney events are only available for 200 tickets per day for each. Be sure to purchase a ticket before they are sold out! 



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