Fetes Fairs Festivals in Hobart/TAS
From cutting edge cultural festivals and regional agricultural shows, to country fairs and farmers markets, there's always something on in Tasmania. The Fetes, Fairs and Festivals website is a comprehensive guide to the many community-based special events held throughout the year in Hobart and throughout regional Tasmania.
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October 1 to 31 - Devonport Food & Wine Festival
The month long Devonport Food & Wine Festival is one of the most popular events of the year. Linking the community with all things food and wine through a month long program of events and activities, the Festival celebrates the wine, cheese, chocolate, fresh food and boutique producers who call the North West of Tasmania home. The Festival celebrates and enhances food and wine excellence through the delivery of and focus on Tasmanian produce. The Festival unites the industry from paddock to plate by demonstrating an unwaivering passion and high level of expertise that has seen Tasmania labelled “The Food Bowl of Australia”. Events include gourmet dinners, farm and factory tours, tastings, masterclasses and the signature event of the Festival - Taste the Harvest - Devonport Tasmania
October 12 to 14 - Royal Launceston Show
Celebrate Tasmania's primary industries and enjoy the breeder competitions, industry displays, side-show rides and show bags. At this year's Show you will be able to see a wide range of attractions, activities and animal exhibitions and judging that celebrates Tasmania's agricultural industries as well as well your love for domesticated pets such as cats and dogs. Your children will love the cat and dog judging halls where they can see all the well groomed pets, and the long time Show favourite the animal nursery will give all the children the opportunity to pet rabbits and lambs and see up close, turkeys, ducks and hens, calves and suckling piglets. You will be able to enjoy wood chopping, cottage industry exhibitions such as quilts, equestrian and live entertainment as well as the judging of the finest cattle, sheep and alpaca breeds. Side-show-ally rides will keep the "bigger kids" entertained. There will be a huge range of show bags full of chocolates, sweets, toys and novelties. You will be able to experience the traditional Show food favourites like fairy floss and dagwood dogs - Launceston Tasmania
October 14 to 15 - Sheffield Medieval Festival
The Sheffield Medieval Festival is a truly amazing event that continues to grow and attract a National and International quality of entrant. Amongst the attractions you will see include 4 x jousters and their angry horses attacking each other at full pace. Steel sword combat from members of various combat organisations and groups. Firing 6lbs cannon and working trebuchet machine. Archery display. Snake display. Belly Dancers. Face Painting. Tasmanian Psychic readings. Pony Rides and games of skill. Merchants Lane. Hot and Cold food. Small Bar. Camping available by prior authority. Family friendly event and pricing - Main St & Spring St, Sheffield TAS
October 21 - Westbury Maypole Festival
The Westbury Maypole Festival is a fun filled spring festival showcasing the long tradition of Maypole dancing at Westbury Primary School. It includes bouncing castles, face painting, live entertainment, fair games, history display, magician, balloons, market stalls, food vans and of course, Maypole Dancing! 9am till 2pm - Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury TAS
October 25 to 28 - Hobart Show
The Royal Hobart Show, which is hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania, is an event that celebrates all things Australian. From our country heritage and agriculture to the charms of our bustling city and from top level competition to the latest in entertainment, the show offers something for everyone. For many years both city and country folk have been visiting the Show to soak up the sights, sounds and smells of rural Australia. The Show offers a unique hands-on learning experience for people of all age groups and free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy - Hobart Tasmania
November 18 - Bicheno Food and Wine Festival
A one-day festival celebrating the food and wine of the East Coast Region of Tasmania. Come along to Tassie's best little food and wine festival, offering a day of exciting and unique events designed to bring you up close and personal with leading local wine makers, chefs, food producers and gourmet trail blazers. All washed down with some great local blues and roots rhythms! Last years expansion out of the hall and onto the grass was a great success and this format will the back again this year. The fairground atmosphere created by the big marquee and the rows of food and wine stalls will once again make for some very enjoyable gourmet grazing! Seriously good game burgers, artisan award-winning pies, seafood straight from the sea, cheese tasting, pancakes and produce and loads more. Activities for all the family including wine tasting, cooking demos, face painting and kid fun! If feasting on freshly shucked oysters and wine is your kind of heaven, head to Bicheno's "Toast to the Coast", Food and Wine Festival - Bicheno Tasmania
November 25 - Deloraine Show
Horses, Poultry, Wood Chopping, Home Industries, Cattle, Sheep Judging and Side Show Alley. Come one, come all to the Deloraine Show and celebrate Tasmania’s primary industries and enjoy the breeder competitions, industry displays, side-show rides and show bags. The Deloraine Agricultural Show will include showing horses and poultry, wood chopping and home industries, cattle and sheep judging and of course the side shows. Sideshow rides will keep the “bigger kids” entertained. There will be a huge range of show bags full of chocolates, sweets, toys and novelties. You will be able to experience the traditional Show food favourites like fairy floss and dagwood dogs - Deloraine Showgrounds, Deloraine Tasmania
December 1 to 2 - Devonport Show
The Devonport Show offers fun for the entire family, including carnival rides, prizes to be won, family entertainment and even fireworks. The show runs for two days and brings in people from all across the North West Coast and even statewide. This year's show will include a Betta Milk Food and Farming Show, which will have displays and interactive activities from agricultural companies and local farming producers, as well as a Fine Food & Wine Court. Fireworks will be held at 9pm - Devonport Showgrounds Gunn St & Parker St, Devonport TAS
December 28 to January 3 - Taste of Tasmania
Tasmania’s most popular and enduring summer event, The Taste of Tasmania returns to Hobart’s waterfront in December 2017/ January 2018. Seafood, cheeses, berries, cool-climate wines, boutique beers and ciders and much more, representing regions from right around the state, are on offer at stalls located both inside the Princes Wharf No.1 shed, and outside. The majestic River Derwent, Hobart’s historic wharves and Salamanca Place provide a stunning backdrop to this annual celebration of quality Tasmanian produce and local talent. A highlight is the Kids in the Park area on Parliament House Lawns, where free daily programs of cooking classes, performances, sporting activities, art and craft, face painting and a nightly Twilight Cinema keep children of all ages busy. A Tasmanian-focused entertainment program includes live bands, roving street performers and buskers, while the program also features free cooking demonstrations and ticketed Food Tours and Tasting Table sessions - Princes Wharf Shed No. 1, Sullivans Cove, Hobart TAS