The Port Lincoln Long lunch is a collaboration of hospitality venues in Port Lincoln to provide the community an avenue where they are able to experience local produce, wine, beer and local musicians in a single day event. The Port Lincoln long Lunch began in 1998, initiated by the Zonta Club of Port Lincoln to celebrate the abundance of local produce as well as the talented chefs and musicians. The original event was held in February, later changing to coincide with the Adelaide cup long weekend in May. The Long Lunch has continued to evolve with the event currently being run completely by the venues that participate.
The event is held across the venues that participate (currently 7 venues) with all offering a selection small (entrée) size dishes as well as local and South Australian wine and beer. The committee arrange a number of buses to take people from venue to venue, thus dispersing the crowd to each venue.