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Fetes, Fairs and Festivals in Tasmania
What's on and things to do in the Apple Isle.
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 Tasmania. Here is just a sample of what's on offer.
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Festival of Voices is Tasmania’s original marquee winter event and attracts audiences of 30,000 people over a two-week period in July. The iconic image of the festival is thousands of people singing around a bonfire. This is always a highlight and reflects the core aim of the festival to bring people together, not just as observers but as participants as well. The free Big Sing Bonfire event in Salamanca attracts up to 5,000 people. Tasmania Sings features around 400 young performers coming together as one. The Finale Concert is where all the workshop participants get to showcase their voices in a major spine tingling concert featuring over 400 performers. By day there are the dozens of pop-up choir performances in and around the streets and public spaces of Hobart and surrounds. Many of these are performed by visiting choirs who come to the festival just so they can sing. Festival of Voices is a joyful time to be in Tasmania.....read more
The Apple Shed, Huon Highway, Grove Tasmania
Dust off your tatters, top hats and pagan worshipping finery for a repeat performance of last year’s trail blazing Midwinter Winter Festival. If you haven’t sung to an apple tree whilst banging pots and pans by firelight lately, head to the Huon Valley to celebrate the regions apple picking history and join in the ages-old tradition of wassailing – basically scaring nasties out of the orchard’s cider trees to ensure a bumper autumn crop.Willie Smiths Apple Shed is the hottest hut in the Huon Valley: craft ciders, artisan cheeses, and plenty of space to sit, chat, roll in the hay, etc. They’ve partnered up with other like-minded locals to throw a mini mid-winter festival to celebrate the region’s apple-pickin’ history. This year, there is onsite parking, or stay at one of the several accommodations nearby and get a taxi....read more
Devonport Jazz is an annual jazz festival held on the last weekend in July. The aim of the program has always been to include a great mix of jazz music from traditional jazz to modern jazz, latin to funk fusion and an increasing blues component. Artists from the mainland, Tasmania and overseas feature in a series of concerts, dances and dinners. As well as being a showcase for some of the best interstate and local jazz musicians, the festival incorporates education, visual art and film. Established in 2002, Devonport Jazz has grown to be a highlight in the Tasmanian events calendar.....read more
Chocoholics flock to the Tasmanian town of Latrobe to get their annual sugar fix at the town's Chocolate Winterfest. The festival begins with a lantern parade and a dinner. This weekend chocolate enthusiasts then get stuck into cooking classes, mousse eating competitions and chocolate foot massages. There was also a mud run to help work off some of the calories, although the prize for the winner was more chocolate!...read more
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....read more
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....read more
Main St & Spring St, Sheffield TAS
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.....read more
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.....read more
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....read more
Deloraine Showgrounds, Deloraine Tasmania
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. 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....read more
Deloraine Showgrounds, Deloraine Tasmania
The Devonport Show is held annually on the last Friday and Saturday of November. The 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.....read more