The Great Vanilla Slice Triumph Merbein

August 19th, 2023

Bakers from near and far will converge on Merbein to find out who has baked the ultimate award winning Vanilla Slice.

Throughout the day there will be live entertainment, children’s entertainment and activities, vanilla slices to buy and try, wine tastings and market stalls.

It is a great family fun day out. 

The Great Vanilla Slice Triumph began in Ouyen in 1998 after then-Victorian premier Geoff Kennett claimed the vanilla slice from the town’s Mallee Bakery was the best he’d ever tasted.

Over the years the competition attracted entries from around the state and even from South Australia.

In 2012 it moved to Merbein, it was then held in Mildura for three years but has now returned to Merbein.

​There are two categories that you can enter – Professional and Amateur – and in addition to the traditional Vanilla Slice section there is an Innovative Vanilla Slice award, open to professionals only.

This year will see the inclusion of a fruit cake and plum puddings section which will highlight the amazing dried fruits grown and processed in our region.

For further details and to enter:


Treasurer: 0418 478 696




Aug 19 2023


All Day