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Farmgate Festival

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.

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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.

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Festival of King Island

Held in Currie Harbour overlooking King Island's picturesque harbour the Festival of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/rock talent such as Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, Benny Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Spindrift Saga, Laura Hill, Simon Astley and many many more who mix it up close and personal with perhaps Australia's friendliest bunch of folks. Add into the mix the island's great cheese, beef and seafood and its great surf, dive and beachcombing beaches and you are likely to find all your sensations tingling by the end of the festival weekend. If that doesn't convince you then there is always the 100m soap-accelerated plastic-sheet waterslide full of thrills as it weaves and cascades its way through the scrub surrounding the festival. There is also a raft race full of un-seaworthy vessels that rarely make it back to dry land, as well as a pie-eating competition not for the faint-hearted. Its all great fun, family-friendly, casual and relaxed.

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Festival of Roses

Woolmers Estate is a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania and is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia. Woolmers will be displaying over thousands of roses, Antique Fair, Art Exhibition together with showcasing local produce. Over 80 stalls ranging from wine, food, jewellery, art and crafts. Special Guests are Ben Milbourne, Gardening Guru Angus Stewart and Henry & Anna from Tasmanian Truffles. There will be guided tours in the rose garden, kite flying, whip cracking, Thomas the Train and much more for family and children.

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Festivale

Held annually on the first weekend in February, Festivale celebrates Tasmanian food and wine al fresco style in Launceston's historic City Park. Festivale is one of Tasmania's premier summer events, attracting around 35,000 patrons each year. More than 75 stalls offer patrons the opportunity to taste and savour highly renowned Tasmanian gourmet food, wine, beer, cider and spirits amid all the colour and fun of family entertainment dance, music and street theatre - provided by both local and interstate artists.

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Fiesta on George

Are you ready for a fiesta? Fiesta on George is a one-day street party where George Street, Launceston comes to life. Join the food vendors and retailers of George Street and surrounds, as they come out on the street in celebration of the food, colour and vibrancy of Central Launceston. Fiesta on George is a free event for all ages. Come and taste the delicious Tasmanian produce and international cuisines on offer, local wines, ciders and craft beers, live entertainment, children’s activities and much more.

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Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival

The inaugural Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival is set to take place on the weekend of the 14th of April, 2018. A star lineup featuring some of Australia's greatest chefs, the festival will centre around a special long lunch that will celebrate the island's beautiful produce. The team will spend five days exploring, diving and foraging ahead of the lunch to bring together an experience that is truly unique.

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Floating Melodies: Lady Launceston

Floating Melodies is expanding from Adelaide, South Australia down to Tasmania on board the delightful Lady Launceston. Michelle Nightingale (Tasmanian born) and Emma Knights will entertain you while you enjoy local Tasmanian foods and beverages as we cruise along the Cataract Gorge! Michelle Nightingale was born in Tasmania and has since made the Adelaide Hills her home. She is a highly sought-after vocalist, actress and presenter. A seasoned performer, her experiences range from corporate events to cabaret to leading roles in musicals. Her voice has a clarity and beauty all her own and combined with a naturally warm and effervescent personality. Michelle will be accompanied by Emma Knights, creator of the Floating Melodies concept (local food, beverages and musicians) on keyboard. So, sit back and listen to repertoire specifically selected to make the rest of the world fade away. Your ticket includes food, one and a half hour cruise and entertainment. Local Tasmanian drinks will be available to purchase on board.

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Floating Melodies: Lady Launceston Encore

Floating Melodies is expanding from Adelaide, South Australia down to Tasmania on board the delightful Lady Launceston. Michelle Nightingale (Tasmanian born) and Emma Knights will entertain you while you enjoy local Tasmanian foods and beverages as we cruise along the Cataract Gorge! Michelle Nightingale was born in Tasmania and has since made the Adelaide Hills her home. She is a highly sought-after vocalist, actress and presenter. A seasoned performer, her experiences range from corporate events to cabaret to leading roles in musicals. Her voice has a clarity and beauty all her own and combined with a naturally warm and effervescent personality. Michelle will be accompanied by Emma Knights, creator of the Floating Melodies concept (local food, beverages and musicians) on keyboard. So, sit back and listen to repertoire specifically selected to make the rest of the world fade away. Your ticket includes food, one and a half hour cruise and entertainment. Local Tasmanian drinks will be available to purchase on board.

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Floating Melodies: Murder & Music Mystery Cruise

Welcome to The Odyssey this spring for this Murder & Music Mystery Cruise. Come along with your invite to Captain Hurley’s Sailaway Party! This cruise guest dinner party is known for the beginnings of romance, business dealings and a whole lot of drama! So dress up in your best sailor outfit for a night of music, food, dancing and viewing the stunning Cataract Gorge. Keep a close eye on those around you though as it has been heard that this night is perfect for murder. Michelle Nightingale and Emma Knights will keep you entertained and guessing with a live soundtrack full of clues! You can let your guard down throughout the evening and perhaps use a dance to learn clues from other guests. You can sing along too! If you do not wish to dress up as a sailor then normal dinner attire will suffice! Immerse yourself in the story! Strictly limited numbers for this murder mystery so book while you can! Your ticket includes a three-course dinner on board the Odyssey as we cruise the Gorge as well as entertainment throughout the evening. When booking please advise us of any dietary requirements.

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