Crowd at 2013 Merbein Vanilla Slice Event
Mille - Merbein Vanilla Slice Event Mascot
Plum Puding Entry in the Baking Competition
Poh Ling Yeow demonstrating her cooking skills at the 2013 event.
Sunmuscat Slices in the Baking Competition
Sultana Muffins in the Baking Competition
Vanilla Slices (Innovative Baking Section)
Climbing Wall  part of the Free Children's Activities

Merbein Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph

Dates: 16 Aug 2014

Address: Merbein's Main Commercial Street , Commercial Street & Railway Avenue, Merbein, Victoria 3505

Phone: 03 5025 2288  |  Mobile: 0439 816 466  |  Fax: 03 5025 2275  


The Merbein Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph incorporating the National Dried Fruit Bake-off, is an annual all day culinary event held in Merbein's main street (closed for the day) on Saturday, August 16th 2014.

Merbein is 12 kilometres west of Mildura. The event has at its focal point, a baking competition - the iconic vanilla slice with dried fruit entries - Sultana Muffin, Sunmuscat Slice and Plum Pudding.
It is judged by baking industry judges and is open to all professional bakers, apprentices, amateurs and students Australia wide. All baking competition entries can be viewed by the public at close range.

A display of their world class regional produce is complemented by foodie, beverage (wine) and produce stalls, a High Tea and a variety of foods to eat, including thousands of vanilla slices.

Cooking demonstrations, all day, will include two by the event's 2014 celebrity chef, Adriano Zumbo.

Thousands of vanilla Slices will be for sale and to broaden the appeal of the community fun day, there will also be free children's activities, live musical entertainment and indoor art and photography exhibitions, along with demonstrations by spinners, weavers and felters.

Content: Merbein Vanilla Slice Inc


This is a free event.

Local directions

Merbein is 12 kms west of Mildura on the Calder Highway. Commercial Street and Railway Avenue in the centre of Merbein, will be closed for the 'street party' culinary event.


  • Car park
  • Child activities
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Entertainment
  • First aid equipment
  • Public telephone
  • Sheltered area
  • Shop

Opening hours

Saturday, 16 August 2014
Open at 8:00am till 4:00pm.

Disabled access

Special parking places and drop off points have been allocated.

How to get here