Unearth real food at the Farmgate Festival over two days in early spring. Meet local producers and tour behind the scenes at farm and food businesses. Taste, buy and learn about seasonal and value added produce. Enjoy a self-drive tour of the stunning Tamar Valley and visit farms that produce beef, apples, pork, hazelnuts, wine, cider, truffles, seafood, salads and herbs, olive oil, berries and more. Drive together with friends to make a great day awesome. Experience a Festival Feast prepared by well-known Tasmanian chefs featuring produce from the Festival Farms.
Festival in the Park
Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages. The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania's North West Coast. It is held in Anzac Park on the banks of the beautiful Leven River, in Ulverstone, and is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ulverstone and Ulverstone West, and the Rotaract Club of Central Coast. All proceeds from the day go to local projects that benefit the North-West community.
Festival of Roses
Awarded Best Community Event of the Year in 2014 and 2015, the Festival of Roses at the historic World Heritage Listed Woolmers Estate offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the spectacle of thousands of roses blooming in the Rose Garden. There will be a variety of food stalls including wood fired pizzas, Devonshire teas, crepes and breads, and a selection of wines, beer and cider. Other attractions include plant nurseries, craft and jewellery stalls, whip cracking, chainsaw art, vintage farm machinery and cars, and many children's activities. Open 9am - 4pm.
Festival of Voices
Festival of Voices transforms our towns into singing cities every winter. As Australia's premier celebration of the voice, the Festival attracts thousands of singers, choristers and music lovers, for the chance to hear harmonies soaring in concert halls, theatres and public spaces across the state. The Festival is proud to bring some of the most respected singers from across Australia and overseas to our shores. For twelve years we have presented a remarkable program of performances and - uniquely - vocal workshops run by critically acclaimed artists, creating a Festival experience like no other. Hobart's most iconic winter event returns; the City of Hobart Big Sing Bonfire. Now thirteen years strong, this remarkable night brings together the people of our city and unites them in one voice - creating light and warmth, banishing the dark...on a magical winter's evening.
FIPS Mouche 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania
Australia is privileged to be selected as the host for the World Fly Fishing Championship in 2019. An annual event held worldwide which is set to put Fly Fishing in Tasmania firmly on the map. Come and see the best anglers from around the world try their luck in some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world.
FourPlay String Quartet at MONA Hobart
Australia’s favourite electric string quartet, FourPlay, return today with a rocking new single and stack of national tour dates to celebrate. Featuring original track ‘Bound’, the digital-only single also includes three archival remixes of FourPlay songs. With five albums plus a double remix album under their belts, FourPlay started their career wowing audiences at festivals and sell-out headline shows with radical reinventions of popular songs, covering everyone from Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine to Sufjan Stevens and Leonard Cohen. Their last release (2014’s This Machine) was the first to feature 100 per cent original material composed by the four members: brothers Peter and Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenzo Gregorio. Their new single ‘Bound’ is classic FourPlay, a cut that’s got it all: a big dirty riff that pushes and pulls, urgent and soaring vocals, a deeply melodic chorus, and a crazed viola solo to push everything over the edge. Don’t miss FourPlay as they showcase Bound along with tracks from their entire career at a venue near you. Every concert ticket includes a free download of Bound.
Two Day Multisport Adventure including kayaking, mountainbiking, roadcycling and trail running set in the iconic location of the Freycinet National Park in Coles Bay Tasmania. The National Multisport Championship will test Individuals and is a great weekend challenge for Teams.
Grapest 5K Run Tasmania
Who said you can’t drink wine and exercise? Have your wine and drink it too, we say! We bet you’ve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5k Run! We’re going to take you on an outdoor evening adventure… a fun run with a cork-stopping twist. Imagine running through the vines and trails of one of the most exquisite wineries in Tasmania at dusk. We are going to blow your running shoes right off! Take the 5km, or 10km run through the vineyards and trails of our favourite wineries, followed by a wine-tasting walk to cool down. Or just take a stroll through the wine-tasting section on its own, where you’ll be treated to the best our Cellar Door partners have to offer. Stay as the sun sets… play, take a tour, kick back, have a blast with our live band, food vans, cellar door packages, and of course, MORE WINE from these award winning vineyards.
Great Eastern Wine Weekend
The Great Eastern Wine Weekend is held annually and is a showcase of the region’s finest food and wine. Celebrations begin on the evening of Friday 07 September with 'Meet the Maker' and continue throughout the weekend with a variety of cellar door specials and events. Visit vineyards along the Great Eastern Drive, cruise with Wineglass Bay Cruises, enjoy ‘Bubbles and Bivalves’ at Devil’s Corner, and stay at Freycinet Lodge for 'Meet the Maker' and the ‘Great Eastern Wine and Dine’ gala dinner.
Celebrate Australia's proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey. Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy. A major feature of our program are the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner. There are quite some anxious moments when the ferret starts to emerge, the crowd roars with delight and the ferret promptly retreats back into the pipe. There are also the delightful ferret fashion parade and ferret 'chocolate wheel' in which visitors and participants can win great prizes.