Forrest Soupfest 2019

The Otways village of Forrest proudly hosts our annual festival of soup, every year on the Sunday of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday long weekend.
Started in 2006 by the Forrest Lions Club as a competition between club members to see who could make the best pumpkin soup, the Forrest SoupFest has grown into a festival with some 5000 visitors, local market stalls, live musical entertainment and fundraising activities by local community groups.
The 2019 festival will be held at the Forrest Recreation Reserve (the local footy oval), providing festival goers with a relaxed atmosphere in bush surrounds, to savour the hot soups, explore market stall goodies, listen to local musical acts and soak up a fun community celebration.
Join us! Enter the soup competition or the other competitions best pickles, preserves, home brew, and biggest homegrown vegetable. Eat soup provided by the Forrest food businesses, bring the kids to enjoy loads of kids’ activities, and learn about making stock, fermenting winter vegetables and the health benefits of eating warm foods and soups in the cooler months.