What's on in Hobart TAS

Festival MarqueeFrom cutting edge cultural festivals and regional agricultural shows, to country fairs and farmers markets, there's always something happening in Tasmania. The Fetes, Fairs and Festivals website is a comprehensive guide what's on in Hobart and regional Tasmania listing the many community-based special events held throughout the year in the Apple Isle.

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January 26 - Cider Trail and Fruit Wine Festival

The annual Cider Trail and Fruit Wine Festival is one event not to be missed! Taste for yourself more than 100 great drinks including Tasmanian ciders and fruit wines, plus glorious ciders and fruit wines from Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. There's live music, lunch options, great coffee and much more! Relax, Enjoy! - 30 Cambridge Rd, Rosny Park Hobart, TAS

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January 26 - Australia Day Springfield

Come along to the beautiful grounds of Carrick Hill for our Australia Day event with a free ‘Aussie BBQ’ from 10.30am. Enjoy musical entertainment plus free face painting and other activities for the kids. As part of the Australia Day Event a Citizenship Ceremony will commence at 9am for up to 100 candidates as well as presentations for the City of Mitcham’s Australia Day Awards at 11am. - Carrick Hill, Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield TAS

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January 26 - Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Celebrations

Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Celebrations feature a wonderful day of fun and activities including a Colour Fun Run / Walk, Sack races, gumboot throwing, tug of war, dunk tank, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks demonstrations, jumping castle and face painting, BBQ and Drinks along with Musical Performances. 10am to 2pm - The Esplanade, New Norfolk TAS

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January 26 - A Day on the Beach

A Day on the Beach is about pride in being Australian—enjoying sport, summer, the beach and being active. But most importantly, A Day on the Beach is about the community. The event has grown in popularity over the more than a decade it has been running and typically attracts between 8,000 and 12,000 people to the action-packed day. The day involves sports clubs and other not-for-profit community organisations setting up their activities, stalls or services on Kingston Beach, giving kids and parents the opportunity to try new sports and activities that they may not have tried before. - Kingston Beach TAS

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January 26 - Franklin Australia Day Celebrations "Breakfast by the River"

There will still be the all-time favourite free breakkie from 8am, free kids activities (face painting, jumping castle and games), Official Proceedings (Citizenship Ceremony & Awards Presentation), food & drink options, stalls and more! - 2 Hayes Road, Franklin TAS

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Festival Of King Island

January 26 to 28 - Festival Of King Island

Held in Currie Harbour overlooking King Island’s picturesque hills the Festival Of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/rock talent ho 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 FOKI - King Island, TAS

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January 27 - Wheels, Wine & Dine – St Helens Regatta

Head to St Helens Foreshore for a full day and night of family fun at the Wheels, Wine & Dine Car Show. Highlights include cars, bikes, and boats by the bay, with live Rockabilly bands, fine foods, licensed area, and kid's entertainment. The St Helens Regatta incorporates water based sports, show rides, wood chopping, and Wheels, Wine & Dine: fun for the whole family! So get your cars, bikes, and custom boats ready for January's event - it should be a cracker!! - Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens TAS

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February 2 to 4 - Launceston Festivale

For three days over the second weekend in February, Launceston’s usually serene City Park plays host to Festivale, an event that attracts people from all over the world. Festivale is a celebration of Tasmania’s striving for excellence and is a weekend not to be missed. What started off as a multicultural street party event 30 years ago has been transformed into an iconic, award winning Tasmanian event which draws people together to enjoy the best food, wine, beer. and cider Tasmania has to offer - City Park Launceston Tasmania

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February 3 - Middleton Country Fair

Around 2,000 people attend the Middleton Country Fair every year, enjoying the stalls, crafts, antiques and collectables, linen, books, native and exotic plants, fruit, vegetables, wine, cider and juices, preserves, sweets, photography and a whole array of homemade and artisan arts and crafts, tasty foods, plants, animal displays, trade displays, show ground amusement rides, pony rides, sheep shearing, bands, singers & performers, vintage cars, raffles, kids games and shows - the list goes on and on - come and see. You won’t go hungry – there will be ample food, ice creams and beverages available - Middleton Community Centre, McDowall St, Middleton TAS

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February 4 - Geeveston Wheels in the Park

Geeveston Wheels in the Park is an annual car & bike show attracting 100s of classics. This is a great family day with food, drinks and trade stands on site. Great trophies for all era's! - Heritage Park, Geeveston TAS

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February 11 to 12 - Royal Hobart Regatta

The Royal Hobart Regatta is a yearly event that features water sports such as rowing, swimming, yachting and jet skiing. Thousands of people come to the regatta to enjoy the sports, sideshow entertainment, and amusement park rides. People attending the regatta get the chance to watch fireworks, take part in competitions, listen to music and eat from a variety of food stalls. - Derwent River, Hobart TAS

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February 15 to 18 - Rosebery Festival

The Rosebery Festival is the West Coast’s most vibrant festival which is celebrated over four days. An art exhibition is opened on the first day and on the second day there a number of live concerts at the Toorak Football Club rooms. Expect to enjoy a mixture of great performances including rock, blues and acoustic. Day three, the Saturday, is a family fun day with a street market, a car show and face painting and rides for the kids. Saturday night there are more live performances at the Top Pub where based on previous years there is lots of dancing and lots of fun. At 9pm the night sky of Rosebery will be lit up by a fireworks display. Sunday is “recovery day” with poetry readings and acoustic performances - Rosebery TAS

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February 16 to 18 - Devil Country Muster

Come on down to devil country, to the beautiful north-west coast of Tasmania, for the Devil Country Muster. This year's Muster features great contemporary and country artists from all over Australia, including some great Tasmanian talent. - Mella Road, Smithton TAS

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February 17 - Chudleigh Show

The Chudleigh Show is a great family day and showing the best of what the local area has to offer. Expect to see poultry, cattle, sheep, horses and dairy heifers and sheep dogs as they show and compete for "best of show". Wander through displays of utes and vintage tractors and be entertained by the trick horse display. The woodchopping event will represent the serious sporting side of the Show and the not so serious, but steeped in tradition, the Chudleigh Cup will run again. There are no real horses in the Chudleigh Cup but there are lots of people dressed up as horses and doing a lot of horsing around. Free Kid's activities run all day from 10am in a dedicated area. There are many interesting stalls ranging from delicious Ice Creams to novelties and gourmet salts! - Chudleigh TAS

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Hobart BeerFest

February 17 - Hobart BeerFest

Hobart BeerFest offers the largest local, national and international Craft Beer, Cider and Premium Spirit lovers on the iconic Hobart waterfront. Indulge your senses as you experience a jam-packed day of entertainment, education and fun. - Princes Wharf 1, Hobart TAS

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February 17 - Bushy Park Show

The Bushy Park Show is one of the oldest shows in Australia, having first been established in 1865 as a garden show it has evolved into an enjoyable, relaxing day out for the family. The show features woodchopping and equestrian sporting events as well as traditional cattle and sheep showing competitions including handler events. Get up close to the cute baby animals in the animal nursery and take a look at the ute competition and sheep dog trials. Browse the arts, crafts and homemade preserves and jams.Situated beside the beautiful Styx River nestled among the Hop Fields of Bushy Park. Have fun in sideshow alley and rummaging through your showbags. - Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park TAS

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February 18 - Tasmanian Chinese New Year Festival

This will be the sixth annual Lunar New Year Festival to be organised by the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania. This festival is held within the picturesque Parliament House Lawns, with lots of activities focused on the family. The program showcases four zones of entertainment, including food, culture, children’s activities and performances. There will be many activities including lion dances, dragon dances, cultural displays, and non stop entertainment. Don't miss the two metre long fire crackers which create lots of noise and smoke when lit. Our food stalls will showcase Asian festive foods, and our Panda Zone (children’s zone) is focused on child friendly interactive activities. - Parliament House Lawns, Parliament Square, Salamanca Place, Hobart TAS

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February 18 - Kempton Festival

Celebrate the rural activities of the Southern Midlands and in particular the historic village of Kempton. Enjoy the popular Sheep Racing Championships, Sheaf Tossing, Gumboot Throwing, Dog Jumping comp, animals, donkey rides, horse drawn carriage, working bullock display, light Horse Regimen, Pony Club, sheep shearing, Animal nursery, face painting, side shows, Ute comp, Tas Laser Skirmish, Social Circus, Live entertainment, plus many more activities for the kids and the whole family. Gates open 9am. Grand Parade at 10am - Recreation Ground, Main St Kempton TAS

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February 18 - St. Andrew’s Highland Gathering

Enjoy the colour, the sounds and the spectacle of this year's annual St. Andrew’s Highland Gathering. Highlights of this popular event include Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, The Clarence City Concert Band, The Navy Cadet Drum Corps, displays, activities, great food and family fun! and many other displays throughout the day on the Village Green, Richmond. - Village Green, Richmond TAS

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February 18 to 25 - Clarence Jazz Festival

Clarence Jazz Festival: Australia's largest free Jazz Festival and the home of jazz in Tasmania is tuning up to bring the finest spectacle yet.Over 9 days, we’ll present 100 years of jazz spread out around idyllic waterside locations on Hobart's sunny eastern shore. From a twilight affair to simmering evenings on the Bellerive Boardwalk and the Jazz Lounge at Rosny Farm, this lifestyle festival offers all free concerts, fantastic Tasmanian cuisine and a convivial air to dance, drink and swing into Tasmania’s mild summer nights. - Various locations around Hobart

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February 24 - Exeter Agricultural Show

A traditional agricultural show including equestrian and woodchopping sporting events as well as competitions for livestock and domesticated animals. Browse through the arts, crafts, preserves and jams stalls and take a look at the vintage tractors and trucks. For the children and big kids there is a side show alley with all the latest attractions, plus carnival games and show bags. 9am to 4pm - Streets of Evandale TAS

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February 24 - Koonya Garlic Festival

The Koonya Garlic Festival is a uniquely original Tasman food experience that celebrates the joy of garlic, the food it flavours and the music and arts that it inspires! At the festival's heart lies the now iconic garlic growers competition, open to both professional and amateur garlic growers. Each year the festival inspires garlic lovers with a range of free expert talks by some of Australia's most respected and celebrated horticultural experts. Visitors can also enjoy and indulge their love of garlic with a series of free cooking masterclasses lead by some of the state's (and country's) most celebrated and talented chefs. Foodies will also be able to browse and sample a smorgasbord of delicious garlic artisan products and garlic inspired food as well as sampling award-winning wines, craft bear and cider. Music lovers will also be thrilled with the free music entertainment, with a sensational line up of musical talent! Not to be disappointed, parents will also be able to kick back and relax as the festival has a full fun packed day of activities planned for the kids! So much so they won't want to leave! A delightfully quirky, fun, jam packed day - don't miss a moment! 10am to 3.30pm - Koonya Hall & Grounds Koonya TAS

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February 24 - Evandale Village Fair

The Evandale Village Fair is held annually in February, and features a full program of Penny Farthing bicycle racing featuring the National Penny Farthing Championship. Started in 1983 the Evandale Penny Farthing races attract enthusiasts from across Australia and around the world. Accompanying the Penny Farthings races are a country fair and period themed festival featuring a wide variety of stalls; displays of veteran cars; Music, dancing, clowns; Street entertainers; Children's activities; face painting, puppet show, pony rides; Colonial costumes and a Grand Parade at 1:30pm. 10am to 4pm - Streets of Evandale TAS

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February 25 - Festa Italia Hobart

Get a true taste of Italian culture at the annual Festa Italia Hobart street festival. Federal Street will come alive again with all things Italian – including live music, gourmet food and specialised wines, displays from the various regions, car & motorbike displays, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, grape crushing, watermelon and spaghetti eating competitions…Festa Italia Hobart is a family fun-filled day for everyone! - Australian Italian Club - Federal Street Hobart TAS

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Festival in the Park

February 25 - Festival in the Park

The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania's North West Coast. Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages. Grab a seat, bring your own or enjoy the grass and see local performers and class acts on the main stage. There's always something going on for the young and the young at heart at Kidz Street full program of performers; with free attractions all day as well as the favourite paid rides and games. Sample the best food, wine and beverages the coast has to offer. We have a wide variety of local, community and select businesses to satisfy every taste. Veteran Car Club of Tasmania (NW Branch) are providing an exhibition of their fabulously restored vehicles for you to admire. Come and have a chat with the owners and restorers of these magnificent veteran machines! - ANZAC Park, Ulverstone TAS

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March 2 - Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival

The 5th Hobart Chinese Lantern Festival is a free, family friendly event and will include a variety of cultural activities and performances. To promote Hobart's multicultural society, the organisers have extended a warm invitation to Hobart communities to make the event truly multicultural. The evening will include martial arts displays, modern dance performances, a traditional Chinese costume show, concerts featuring traditional Chinese musical instruments, performances by local multicultural community groups, and of course, the famous lion dance. With a large group of performers including young children, youth and adults, the entertainment program will suit all age groups. 6.00pm to 8.00pm - Hobart City Hall Hobart TAS

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March 3 - Hamilton Agricultural Show

Experience country life with a carnival atmosphere at the Hamilton Agricultural Show - a country show with camp drafting, shearing competition, show jumping, dressage, wool and stud beef exhibition. The day will also include a prime lamb competition, home industries and animal nursery. There will be plenty of food available including a barbecue, afternoon and morning teas, food vans, ice-cream, game meats and oriental food. The Central Highlands Poetry Competition will take place as well as a number of displays and sideshows will also be happening on the day. A great day out for the entire family at the Hamilton Agricultural Show! - Hamilton TAS

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Taste of the Huon

March 11 to 12 - Taste of the Huon

A Taste of the Huon is a celebration of fine food, wine, arts, crafts and entertainment from the Huon Valley, D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania. Held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart, the festival is held over the long weekend in March and is one the most popular regional events in Tasmania drawing over 20,000 people throughout its two day program. With around 90 stalls the festival is about showcasing some of the finest and freshest quality produce and quality wines the state has to offer, all of which can be found in the abundant cafes, wineries and berry farms that are scattered amongst rolling hills and along the winding Huon River. Entertainment includes something for everyone, energy sapping activities for the kids leaving parents time to relax and enjoy the cultural delights on offer to the cool strains of jazz. - Ranelagh Recreation Grounds, Margurite Street Ranelagh TAS

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March 12 - Tasmanian SteamFest

Since 1994, the Tasmanian SteamFest has been held the first weekend of every March in the town of Sheffield in North West Tasmania. SteamFest transforms our site in Spring Street into a festival like no other: over 100 food and craft stalls set up across the site, steam machinery demonstrations running all day, and the usual quiet emptiness filled with happy crowds and smoke, engine sounds and the whistle of the steam train crossing the site all day long. - Sheffield TAS

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March 16 to 17 - Forth Valley Blues Festival

Tasmania’s premier blues event the Forth Valley Blues Festival is back bigger & better than ever. Don’t miss this iconic festival with great music from 10 bands on 2 stages. Headlined by Ian Moss, Muddy Puddles, Pete Cornelious and Claire Anne Taylor. Line-up also includes Fingers Mitchell Cullen, Harper and the Mid West Kind and many more. plus, superb local food & wine!. - Recreation Ground, Mell Street, Forth TAS

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March 17 - Wynyard Agricultural Show

The Wynyard Agricultural Show is one of Tasmania's oldest local shows, and still retains its classic country feel. Come and see the animals, watch the horses, or marvel at the giant pumpkins entered in the pumpkin growing competition. Axemen compete in the woodchopping arena and sideshow alley and show-bags are still favorites for the kids and "bigger kids". - Recreation Ground, Mell Street, Forth TAS

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March 17 - Westbury Irish Festival

Come along, join in the fun and most of all, "Get Your Green On!" Traditional family fun at its very best, the Westbury Irish Festival celebrates all things Irish with a day packed with fun, laughter, music and activities for all. There will also be a variety of bands, singers and musicians who will provide entertainment all day long, we feature the Westbury Primary School doing traditional Maypole dancing, and local live dance acts. We also feature train rides, a jumping castle, old time games for all to do, these are provided free to our patrons so that we can keep all the kids (big and small) entertained for ages! There are many interesting displays, plus market stalls, different food and drink catering stalls to keep everyone happy. A Gaelic Football match to watch, this will be the first Gaelic vs Meander Valley Suns match that we are hoping to make an annual event. The footballers will be doing displays to show everyone how to play - Westbury Showgrounds cnr Marriott & Lyttleton Sts, Westbury TAS

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March 17 - Bream Creek Agricultural Show

A traditional country show with Tasmanian title wood chopping, hall of industry, yard dog trials, horse events, rides, ringside entertainment, draft horses, merry go round, produce for sale, craft, cooking, photography and art displays, wool displays and competition, giant pumpkin competition, working bullock teams, lolly scramble, theatre performances, and vintage machinery displays. - Bream Creek, TAS

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Tasmanian Garlic & Tomato Festival

March 18 - Tasmanian Garlic & Tomato Festival

Every year it gets bigger and better. SAVE THE DATE so you don't miss Australia's only Garlic & Tomato Festival all rolled into one. ​​It's a day steeped in everything tomatoey and garlicky - with Garlic and tomato tasting, Tomato tours, Guest speakers, Demonstrations, Food and produce stalls galore, Children's play area, Games and competitions for young and old, Bush walk and treasure hunt, competitions and more. This is a great day out for all the family in the glorious Tasmanian countryside. - 338 Four Springs Road, Selbourne TAS

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ESTIA Greek Street Festival

March 18 - ESTIA Greek Street Festival

Come enjoy a day of Greek food, dance and culture at the ESTIA Greek Street Festival - an event not to be missed! Enjoy the festivities from 10am-5pm, with everything from souvlakis, to loukoumades, to colourful national costumes, to the Zorba and the sweet sound of the bouzouki. The sights, smells and tastes will be enough to make you feel as though you are back, relaxing on the Greek Isles soaking up the Mediterranean Sunshine. So come along and enjoy this piece of Greece, see you there! - Federal Street, North Hobart TAS

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March 25 - Moonah Taste of the World Festival

The Moonah Taste of the World Festival is a unique, annual multicultural event celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Glenorchy municipality. Festival features include fantastic culinary delights from around the world; a brilliant diversity of world music and dance, featuring a stunning range of colourful costumes; and a global showcase of arts and culture. - Benjafield Park, Moonah TAS

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March 25 - Devonport Motor Show

Established in 2007, this event has grown significantly in size each year since inception. The Show is held at Devonport's Roundhouse Park, Victoria Parade, a wonderful location, on the foreshore of the Mersey River. ​The event is open to presenters of all appropriate vehicles, including hot rods, vintage, classic, modern, modified, and motor bikes, we welcome all. Exhibits are judged by a panel and awards are given for various categories, top ten and overall. ​Fun competitions are held on the day and prizes will also be won in lucky draws for the public. A good range of food and refreshments is available. Motor industry and related trade displays will be at the show. 9am to 3pm. - Roundhouse Park, Victoria Parade, Devonport TAS

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March 25 - Devonport Jazz

Devonport Jazz is an annual music festival in the City of Devonport on Tasmania's northwest coast. The award winning four day festival, that features Australian Jazz musicians who excel in their field. We have a host of Tasmania's leading jazz musicians to entertain you in and around our pubs, clubs, vineyards, churches, cafes, Entertainment & Convention Centre and Chocolate Factory, to name a few. Devonport Jazz is a celebration of all jazz genres - both old and new. Devonport Jazz breaks the mould by incorporating elements of education, food, visual art, dance and film into the traditional jazz festival program. 9am to 3pm. - Devonport TAS

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March 31 - Dover Seafest

We are bringing back the Dover Seafest and we would love you to help us celebrate. It's all about fun, food and friends, with a focus on the Sea. There will be lots of things to eat, see and do including Free kids activities; Food Stalls; Makers & Growers Market; Dover Regatta events; Some local busking talent and more. Should be a fun day for the entire family so please come along and have some fun. 10am to 3pm - Dover TAS

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April 1 to 7 - International Mural Fest

International Mural Fest is both a mural art competition and festival held annually at Easter in Sheffield, Tasmania’s ‘Town of Murals’. The first of its kind in the world, the competition is held in Mural Park, a purpose-built ‘outdoor art gallery’ in the heart` of Sheffield, and attracts artists and visitors from around the nation and globe. - Sheffield TAS

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April 6 to 8 - Body n Soul Festival Tasmania

Body n Soul Festival is Tasmania's largest event for natural therapies, dance, psychics, healers, new age gifts and more. A great mix of exhibitors, musicians, speakers and dancers who will be coming from all over Australia to share information and provide practical help in a wide range of health and wellbeing techniques. Two days to see and experience, try and buy hundreds of products and services available for your total wellbeing: physical, mental and spiritual. In a festival atmosphere with live music and dance, packed with great ideas for self improvement and healing, the Festival also features continuous, free seminars, entertainment and a meditation centre. - Devonport TAS

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April 7 - Clarence Plains Harvest Festival

The Clarence Plains Festival will feature bands, rides, food, a treasure hunt, exhibits and tons more to get amongst the fun! - Clarence Plains TAS

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April 7 - Taste of the North West

Taste of the North West is a showcase of Tasmania’s North West region’s finest food and beverages, held in Sheffield’s picturesque King George V Park with majestic Mount Roland as a backdrop. Come along and enjoy a range of regional produce including rabbit pies, German-style smallgoods, free range lamb sausages, pulled pork tacos and ale and beef pies, all washed down with locally produced beer, wine, cider and fruit wine. Taste of the North West focuses on value added local produce with clear links to north-west Tasmanian producers. Food and beverages will feature predominantly north west Tasmanian produce. - King George V Park Sheffield TAS

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Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival

April 14 - Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival

Join chefs David Moyle (LongSong), Mark Labrooy (Three Blue Ducks), James Viles (Biota), Matt Stone (Oakridge), Jo Barrett (Oakridge) and sommelier Alice Chugg (Ettie’s) for a special long-lunch at one of Flinders Island’s spectacular locations. The team will spend five days exploring, diving and foraging ahead of the lunch to bring together an experience that is truly unique. Open to just 100 ‘off-islanders,’ the exact location will be announced 48 hours prior to the event, taking in to account varying wind directions and weather conditions on the island - Flinders Island TAS

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April 14 to 15 - Taste of Flinders

To celebrate the Food and Crayfish Festival the team at Taste of Flinders will be serving up their usual offering of fresh local ingredients along with a special crayfish inspired menu. Eat in for brunch or lunch and enjoy a matching cider, beer or local G&T or grab something to take away and enjoy outside in one of Flinders Island’s many breath-taking locations - Flinders Island TAS

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April 15 - Derwent Valley Autumn Festival

Discover Autumn in the Derwent Valley...and all that is good about the region with a day of great entertainment, fine food, local wines, beers, music for all tastes and renew friendships on the banks of the beautiful Derwent River. - Derwent Valley TAS

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April 15 - Richmond Village Colonial Fair

The Richmond Village Colonial Fair is a step back in time to a Great Traditional Fair. There's always lots to do and see including over 40 Stalls, great food, great wine, craft stalls, live music, all day entertainment. The Richmond Village Fair is a run by a local non-profit group of residents highlighting our colonial heritage - Richmond Village Green - Bridge St, Richmond TAS

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May 3 to 5 - Agfest

Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event, has something for everyone. Attractions include agricultural machinery, banking and finance, machinery, hardware and small equipment, leisure, automotive, clothing and home wares, food, horticulture and viticulture and livestock. There are working displays of Tasmania's pioneering agricultural industry including working blacksmiths, draught horse displays and free rides, a selection of vintage machinery from the wool and timber industries, and steam engines and tractors - 415 Oaks Rd, Carrick TAS

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May 25 to 26 - Campbell Town Show

Tasmania’s ‘Paddock to People Show’. A vibrant celebration of all things rural – Put it in your diary now!! Come and visit the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest continually running Agricultural Show and listed by The National Trust as part of our Island State’s Living history, The Campbell Town Show has always been the venue for country and town people to meet together and exchange views and opinions. The beauty of this special show is the interest of it’s history, the charm of the township and especially the warmth and friendliness of its people, who welcome visitors to attend and share the experience. Campbell Town is in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania which is about a 50 minute drive from Launceston (67km) and about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Hobart (120km). The Campbell Town Show Grounds are on the corner of Church Street and Glenelg Street in Campbell Town, Tasmania - Campbell Town TAS

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June 3 - Tasmanian Running Festival

The 2018 Tasmanian Running Festival, incorporating the Launceston Ten, attracts not only the best local and national athletes, but has also attracted many international athletes throughout the history of the event. For the first time, this year's race will start and finish in Launceston's City Park. The iconic city landmark will also host a weekend Festival beginning on the Saturday, offering food and beverages from local producers, with live entertainment also on offer, as well as a Kids Clinic on the Saturday. - Launceston City Park Launceston TAS

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Festival of Voices

June 29 to July 15 - Festival of Voices

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 - Hobart TAS

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July 13 to 15 - Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival

One of the premier festivals on the Tasmanian festival calendar is the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, a three-day pagan-inspired celebration of the apple history of the region. If you haven’t dressed up and sung at apple trees in the dark recently, then this festival is an experience you must embrace! The festival is run annually by Willie Smith’s at the Apple Shed and draws on the traditions of cider-producing regions of south-west England. The main event, the wassail, takes place on Saturday night and involves a ritual performed by Morris dancers from all over the country. Think fire, banging pots, singing and gunshots. The festival beckons visitors from near and far with a perfect melding of irresistible local food, wine, beer and – of course – cider, warming bonfires, mesmerising folk music, dancing and storytelling. - 2064 Huon Highway, Grove TAS

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Australian Arctic Festival

August 2 to 5 - Australian Arctic Festival

Join us for a fascinating look at the work we do in the coldest, highest, driest and windiest place on earth. Meet the expeditioners and scientists, the tradespeople and the chefs, the communications experts and the technicians who support Australia’s leading role in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. You will be intrigued, surprised, entertained and amused at the details of how people live and work at -40 degrees Celsius, or go for a refreshing dip when the temperature climbs to zero! Best of all, thanks to the support of our many friends and sponsors, admission to almost all Antarctic Festival events is completely free to the public. Where we do ask for a donation, it’s to support the vital work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, who preserve a unique part of Australia’s Antarctic heritage: Douglas Mawson’s 1912 expedition huts at Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica. - Hobart TAS

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August 5 - Bridport Tassie Scallop Fiesta

The annual Tassie Scallop Fiesta at Bridport celebrates the arrival of new season’s Tassie scallops and the bounty that will ensue. The festival is a series of eclectic events in the village and on the water to pay homage to Bridport’s maritime and seafood heritage in association with the premium beverages of the hinterland. Forged on the back of the fishing industry and known as the cradle of Tasmania’s salmon and trout farming sector, Bridport, scenic “village by the sea”, is just minutes from the State’s premier wine district at Pipers Brook. Naturally we celebrate the combination of seafood and wine excellence. - Derwent Valley TAS

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August 12 - Chocolate Winterfest

Chocolate Winterfest 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 - Latrobe TAS

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September 5 to 9 - Junction Arts Festival

Junction Arts Festival is one of Tasmania’s growing number of niche festivals and events across the state that takes place in Launceston, Tasmania in late winter/spring. Junction’s particular focus is on live arts, participatory and site-specific performances that place the audience at the centre of the experience and use non-traditional venues, outdoors, and present in a range of public and private spaces. - Launceston TAS

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September 8 - The Grapest 5k Run

The Grapest 5k Run is just long enough to get the heart rate up if that’s your thing, short enough to suit the more laid-back runner, but just right for EVERYONE! Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a lover of fine wines, or just love a great night out, the Grapest 5k Run is a race like no other. You can take a shot at the 5k, then meander through a kilometre of four wine-tasting stations for your cool-down, or to hell with the run, and just taste some of the best wines in the country! - Pipers Brook Winery, Pipers Brook TAS

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October 1 to 31 - Burnie Shines

From humble beginnings in 2001 with 25 events, Burnie Shines has now grown to over 100 events! Burnie Shines links together many small to medium events, to create a Burnie-made celebration each spring. It is then presented to the people of Tasmania, inviting them to visit Burnie and indulge in a feast of exhibitions, events, performances and parties. Burnie Shines proves that something wonderful is created when many small events are collated and presented collectively, producing a multi faceted program with something for everyone. Everyone benefits! It is the working together that makes the Burnie Shines program unique - Various locations in Burnie TAS

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October 11 to 13 - 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 - Forster St Launceston TAS

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October 19 to 22 - Bruny Island Bird Festival

Bringing together Science, Conservation, Community and Creativity to create four days of enjoyment and education about the birdlife of this wonderful island. Packed with new features as well as old favourites, there will be Workshops, Expert Speakers, Birdwatching Tours & Walks, Photography Classes, Markets and Cultural Celebrations. Everyone is most welcome, birders and non-birders alike. - Bruny Island TAS

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Royal Hobart Show

October 24 to 27 - Royal Hobart Show

The Royal Hobart Show 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 Showground - 2 Howard Road, Glenorchy TAS

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November 2 to 5 - Tasmanian Craft Fair

The Tasmanian Craft Fair is Australia’s largest display, sale and working demonstration of arts and crafts, held annually at the start of November in the picturesque town of Deloraine. A not-for-profit event run by the Rotary Club of Deloraine, the Fair hosts more than 260 artists and artisans, involves more than 1000 community volunteers and attracts around 17 000 people from throughout Tasmania, interstate and internationally. Throughout the Fair, there will be working demonstrations of a wide variety of arts and crafts. There will also be a range of gastronomic delights for patrons to sample, and plenty of activities for children. - Deloraine TAS

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November 10 to 11 - Brighton Show

Come along and enjoy a "little bit of country" at one of Tasmania's oldest local shows, the Brighton Agricultural Show. There's Wood chopping, sideshow alley, show bags, animals, food, baby quest plus lots of free entertainment. We have a huge range of entertainment, displays and activities with various competitions including beef cattle and cattle handlers, stud sheep and trade lambs, fleece, hall of industries, photography, wood chopping, dog competition, dog high jump and championship, pet parade, pigeons and poultry. We also have a large baby quest through to show ambassador, with great prizes being awarded. - Pontville Recreation Grounds - 325 Brighton Road, Brighton TAS

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November 16 to 17 - Scottsdale Show

Scottsdale offers an annual country style show featuring the region's agricultural diversity and charm which is set in a rural back drop of patchwork fields and beautiful mountain ranges. Enjoy and experience what a rural show has to offer over two days by visiting the home craft pavilion, watch the equestrian events, shearing demonstrations and chopping events, examine the livestock and be amazed by the skill of the young and talented cattle handlers. The Animal Nursery is always a favourite, which features an interactive display of cute and loveable farm yard animals. Each year, our show offers attractions to interest and delight patrons of all ages with the regular country events of a fashion parade, Miss Show Girl, Trade exhibits and Side Show Alley. Visitors are most welcome to come along and experience the joys of a country style show. - George St Scottsdale TAS

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November 16 to 18 - Effervescence Tasmania

Presented by the makers themselves and supported by Tasmania's world famous seafood and artisan food producers, this will be a Tasting experience like no other. Effervescence is the consumers opportunity to try some of Tasmania's best sparkling wines and learn how and why, any discussion of new world sparkling wine, the focus is immediately on Tasmania. - 370 Relbia Road Relbia TAS

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November 17 - Huon Show

Come along to the Huon Valley’s one day show. There's lots to see and do for all ages incuding funfair rides, show bags, cattle, sheep, goats, alpacas, cavys, dog show, horse show and lots of entertainment. This is a great day out for the whle family and one event not to be missed! - Ranelagh TAS

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November 18 - Woolmers Estate Festival of Roses

The Festival of Roses at historic World Heritage listed Woolmers Estate offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the spectacle of over 5,000 roses blooming in the National Rose Garden. Enjoy an Antique Fair, Art Exhibition, Photography Displays, Gardening guest speakers, Penny Farthing display, local produce and more. 10am to 4pm. - Woolmers Estate - 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford TAS

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November 24 - Deloraine Agricultural Show

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. - Deloraine Showgrounds, Deloraine TAS

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November 24 to 25 - Farmgate Festival

Welcome to Farmgate Festival – a premiere food and farming event in the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania. A selection of farmers and producers are opening their gates for the weekend giving you the chance to go behind the scenes on the farm, meet the people who grow and make your food, and hear their stories. Explore producers with delicious products such as pork, hazelnuts, apples, berries, salmon, olive oil, honey, truffles, salad and vege, beef, milk, cider and wine. A fabulous Festival Feast on Saturday night features outstanding produce which makes our region a destination of choice for food and wine lovers from all over the world. - Tamar Valley TAS

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November 30 to December 1 - 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 TAS

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