Autumn Events in Tassie
Ten Days on the Island Festival
The biennial Ten Days on the Island celebrates Tassie’s island culture and promotes our unique cultural identity through a program of visual arts, music, dance, theatre and comedy presented by artists from Tassie, the mainland and the rest of the world. Held in March - the ten days are made up of long weekends - the first weekend of the festival focuses on the north-west coast, the next weekend on Launceston and the north-east and the last weekend on Hobart.
Cradle Mountain Film Fest
Held on the fringe of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Cradle Mountain Film Fest screens the best adventure films from our state and around the world. The program includes an exclusive Tassie screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, the judging of the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film competitions, film events for kids, Q&A sessions and a self-guided walking program with screenings in the mountain huts around Cradle Mountain.
April - May
Supercars Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint
Supercars Tyrepower Tasmania, held just outside of Launceston, is one of the rounds on the national Supercars Championship. There are many ticket options available from trackside grandstands to Park & View where you can watch from the comfort of your own car.
One of Tassie’s long running events, each year up to 300 of the world's finest cars and drivers compete on Tasmania's scenic routes and mountain passes. See restored classic cars and the latest touring and sports cars, while enjoying local hospitality each night as the tour travels throughout the state.
King Island Long Table Festival
The King Island Long Table Festival has grown into a festival of farm tours, tastings with producers, chef dinners and cooking experiences. Each year there’s a visiting chef who works in conjunction with local volunteers to showcase the best local and Tassie produce at hand, culminating in a Long Lunch event on the last Sunday.
Flinders Island Crayfish Festival
The Flinders Island Crayfish Festival brings well-known chefs and sommeliers to Flinders Island in mid-April for a special long lunch. The chef dream team spends five days exploring the island ahead of the festival - diving, foraging and sourcing. The location of the lunch is only released 48 hours before the ‘barefoot cocktail’ event - the weather being the driver of where the lunch will be served. There’s also tastings, cooking classes and other events held over the weekend.
Turning of the Fagus
From late April until May, southern Tasmania celebrates the turning of the fagus when the leaves of the fagus tree change from a rusty red to a brilliant gold colour. Fagus, also known as deciduous beech or tanglefoot, is Australia's only cold climate winter-deciduous tree and the only place in the world you will find it is in Tassie. The turn of colour usually starts by the end of April but it’s a good idea to contact Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife ahead of time to confirm.