Spring events in Tassie

September

Great Eastern Wine Weekend

The Great Eastern Wine Weekend showcases the finest food and wine on Tassie’s east coast. You can kick off the weekend at the ‘Meet the Maker’ dinner at Freycinet Lodge, then taste your way through the cellar doors of the region. There are also special events such as the Great Eastern Wine and Dine gala dinner and cellar door specials throughout the weekend.

Junction Arts Festival

For five glorious spring days Launceston hosts the Junction Arts Festival, billed as an intimate festival of “extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces”. Think architecture open days, light and music performances, and a free program of art, music, and food at Princes Square in the heart of Launceston.

October

Devonport Food and Wine Festival

For all of October, the Devonport Food and Wine Festival celebrates the food and drink of north-west Tassie, known for superb apples, potatoes, seafood, beef, berries, even fresh wasabi and saffron. The festival features a packed program of cooking classes, dinners, wine tastings and workshops.

Tulips

The colourful Tassie tulip season runs from late September to early October and one of the best places to see our tulips is on the north-west coast near Wynyard at the annual Bloomin’ Tulips Festival. The fertile volcanic soil of nearby Table Cape is ideal for growing tulips with bulbs grown here exported to the Netherlands. Visit the 90-acre Table Cape Tulip Farm where they grow more than 80 varieties. Or, in the south of the state see tulips at The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart as part of the Spring Community Festival.

The Unconformity

The Unconformity isn’t your usual arts festival. For a start, it’s inspired by a rare geological unconformity and the remarkable cultural paradoxes of Queenstown, a small mining community on Tassie’s west coast. Meet the locals, walk the landscapes and enjoy contemporary arts and cultural activities held across this unique town.

November

Effervescence Tasmania

Effervescence Tasmania Sparkling Weekend is a delicious celebration of Tassie’s world class sparkling wines. Over the weekend you can meet the producers during a series of dinners and masterclasses in Launceston, the gateway to the Tamar Valley Wine region.

Farmgate Festival

For two days you can unearth the produce of northern Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. A special group of farmers will open their farm gates so you can learn about, taste and buy beef, apples, pork, hazelnuts, wine, cider, truffles, seafood, herbs, olive oil, berries and more. Self-drive the Tamar Valley or experience a festival feast prepared by one of our local Tassie chefs.

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