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Burnie Farmers' Market

The Burnie Farmers' Market was the first farmers market established in Tasmania. It has now expanded to include country arts and crafts. The Burnie Farmers' Market is still the best place to buy fresh, cheap local produce, and meet the farmers who grow it. Take a table at the outdoor cappuccino bar and soak up the atmosphere. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest and the best of local veggies and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere, there are around 50 stalls selling fruit and vegetables, home baking and craft. Burnie Farmers' Market held on the first and third Saturday each month from 8am until noon.

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Burnie Lilium Show

The 2019 Burnie Lilium Show will be held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 5th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 6th January. The Burnie Lilium Show is the earlier of our two annual shows and features Asiatic and Trumpet/Aurelian Lilium Hybrids along with a range of early Species Liliums. Always a blaze of colour and interest! This will be our 29th annual show at this excellent venue and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Floral Art is a major feature at these shows. We have some very experienced and capable floral artists as well as some highly talented, relative newcomers. This provides a dynamic mix with some amazing floral artistry on show. There is always a well-stocked trade table with lilies and other plants, cut-flowers, and selected Lilium seed. Demonstrations are always available on a range of Lilium-related subjects, from growing from seed to the art of hybridizing. Entry: Adults $4. Accompanied children admitted free of charge. Our mild climate and fertile soils ensure that Liliums grow about as well here as anywhere on earth!

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Burnie Orchid Society Spring Show

Spectacular display of flowering orchids from around the world and Tasmania, all grown by local enthusiasts. You can purchase orchid plants and posies; enjoy floral art and potting demonstrations and have access to local orchid experts.

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Burnie Parkrun

Burnie Parkrun is an easy, flat and fast out-and-back five km course along the picturesque coastal pathway from the Burnie Surf Club to Cooee Point and return. The course is safe and enjoyable and the focus is on inclusion.

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Burnie Shines 2018

Whether you are looking for cutting edge video installations or a show by the hottest world music troupe, there is something for all arts and culture connoisseurs. Cirque du Soleil, Celia Cruz and The Philharmonic Orchestra have all performed. Both local devotees and international jet set cram the city’s galleries and theatres. Take a vibrant trip through the global arts village or enjoy some iconic drinking locations at the Hyde Park Barracks and the bar at the Opera House.

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Burnie Show

See My Kitchen Rules stars, Henry and Anna Terry, a Living Statue, Flying Paws dog show, wood chopping, black- smithing, shearing, the animal nursery and miniature goats. See champion farm animals, cottage craft and cooking. Don’t miss the children’s entertainment, side shows and street food.

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Buttongrass Ball

Keeping the Wineglasses at Bay. Join us at the 21st Annual Buttongrass Ball. Lively traditional and contemporary Tasmanian music by the Even Scarier Family Band and the Hot String Band. Are we loving our precious places to death? Show your support for proper strategic planning and development controls and truly sustainable tourism in our parks. Collected and new Tasmanian dances dedicated to the natural and cultural heritage of Tasmania. All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required. All ages welcome. Attire: Heritage, semi-formal or many buttons! Tickets at the door. Please bring a plate of supper. Proceeds to the Tasmanian National Parks Association. folkdancetas@gmail.com 6273 2127 Facebook: Dance Folk Tasmania #hobartfolkdances #folktas

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Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert

To celebrate the Centenary of Armistice in 2018, the Tasmanian community is coming together to remember those who have been part of international conflicts, especially World War I, and the legacy of these events. With two special concerts (1:30 pm matinée and 7:30 pm evening performances in Launceston, Tasmania on Saturday, November 3 in the majestic Albert Hall, artists from across Tasmania as well as a few special guests from around the world will gather to perform at the Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert. The event will be an enjoyable event for young and old, and we welcome people from across the world to join with us in this special event. Featuring Andrea Badcock, The Buglers of the Australian Army Band Tasmania, Christine Clark, City of Launceston Choir Vox Harmony, Denise Sames, Freddy Todman, Launceston City RSL Pipes & Drums, Marian Burnes, Matthew Garwood, Melissa Wimmer's Theatrical Dancers, Mike Whittle, Roberta Fox & Bernard O'Dowd and the West Tamar Band (with more to be announced) and special guest MC Jo Palmer.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

A celebration of our Cherry Blossoms, Japanese inspired displays; Bonsai, Ikebana, traditional tea ceremonies and Aikido martial arts. Other food and beverage stalls plus our volunteer run tea room and home made burgers. Bring a picnic and choose a spot by one of the three lakes.

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Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe

Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate. It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you. Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience. Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.

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