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King Island Golf Open
Date Fri 3rd Nov 2017
Situated in Currie, set amid coastal dunes meeting the Southern Ocean, King Island's links have been described as resembling St Andrew's of Scotland, with rolling fairways carved from the natural undulations. The King Island Open, a 36 hole event for men and lady golfers is held over the Northern Tasmanian Recreation Day / Melbourne Cup long weekend. This event is open to any golfer with an AGU handicap. The event commences on Friday with a 9 hole Chicken Run held in conjunction with a 18 hole 4BBB stableford (arrange partners). Championship rounds of 18 holes are held on both Saturday and Sunday concluding with a Presentation Dinner at the clubhouse on Sunday evening.
Tasmanian Craft Fair 2017
Date Fri 3rd Nov 2017 to Mon 6th Nov 2017
The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with more than 200 artists and artisans and 20,000 annual visitors.
Every year since 1981, TCF visitors have been treated to fine art displays, craft stalls, gourmet food, entertainment and children's fun activities as well as working craft displays.
The TCF is held in the picturesque northern Tasmanian town of Deloraine and runs for 4 days over the first weekend in November.
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival
Date Thu 9th Nov 2017
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival is Tasmania's major annual film festival. A unique event on the Australian film festival calendar, BOFA is intimate, thought-provoking and fun. It's a film festival that's small but big enough to be international in perspective.
BOFA Screens just on 40 features and documentaries & short films , community action sessions, master classes, The BOFA Devil Short Film Awards and fine food/wine/cider every spring at Inveresk Precinct, Launceston, in the beautiful Tamar Valley, Tasmania.
BOFA offers something for every film lover ... there's Features BOFA, Doco BOFA, Family BOFA, Food & Wine BOFA, Ideas BOFA, Gender BOFA, Aussie BOFA, Innovation BOFA and Short Film BOFA.
So the question is: What's your BOFA?
Interested in incredible films, impassioned discussions about innovation and social change, soaking up the festival vibe and enjoying Tasmania's renowned food, wines, beer and cider?
Then watch for the Tasmanian BOFA Film Festival 2017 in November 2017.
Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair
Date Sat 11th Nov 2017 to Sun 12th Nov 2017
This Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair has over 60 tables of Gems, Crystals, Beads, Fossils, Giftware, Carvings, Jewellery, Minerals, Gold and worldwide minerals.
There will be two Specimen competitions to enter, one for Tasmanian minerals and one for worldwide minerals. It's free to enter and there are great prizes to be won.
Guess the Stones in the Jar competition to enter a huge raffle, show bags and a Crystal dig for the kiddies.
Dodgem Cars, Giant Slide, Reptiles man Mick Thow, Fun Bugs shows and Face Painting.
Food and beverages include: Tassie Hot Spuds, Food van, Homemade pastries and slices, BBQs and much more.
Each year there is a $500.00 Crocoite specimen to be won for the Lucky Door Prize. You must be there at the time of draw to be eligible to win.
On Saturday evening there will be a great Fireworks display at around 9.30pm
Scottsdale Show
Date Fri 17th Nov 2017 to Sat 18th Nov 2017
The annual show at Scottsdale is the showcase for the regions agricultural diversity and wealth. This small northern town is situated between the ferry terminal of Devonport and the holiday East Coast and within an hour of Launceston.
Judging in the Homecrafts Pavilion commences Thursday with all other judging taking place on Friday and Saturday.
Live entertainment on Friday Night sponsored by Woolnorth Wind Farm.

Lots of other attractions to see and do.
Horse events cater for entries from all ages and categories and are conducted on both days.
Wood chopping and shearing competitions are held on Saturday.
The show commences on Friday morning with gates opening at 7am both days and on Friday evening entertainment in the form of a band continues to 10pm.
Most years see some novelty events and displays along with regular country flavoured fashion parades, home crafts and trade exhibits.
Livestock shown is mainly cattle but goats and fat lambs can also be seen.
There is an animal nursery that features an interactive display where you can get in and up close to many of your farmyard favourites.
Sideshow alley will entertain the children, and food of all types including gourmet is available.

Effervescence Tasmania
Date Fri 17th Nov 2017 to Sun 19th Nov 2017
The "Effervescence Tasmania" Sparkling Weekend serves as a celebration of the world class sparkling wines emanating from the Island State of Tasmania.
Described as one of the best sparkling wine festivals in the world, Effervescence Tasmania will celebrate some of the world’s finest sparkling wine in Launceston in November 2017.
The sparkling producers featured at Effervescence Tasmania are by invitation only, ensuring that the highest quality sparkling wine is presented to guests. In its fourth year now, Effervescence Tasmania in 2016 attracted over 1000 wine enthusiasts over four days and sold out dinners and master classes presented some of the best sparkling wine to have ever been produced in Tasmania.
Christmas in the City
Date Fri 17th Nov 2017
Christmas in the City will be held on Friday 17th November in the Brisbane St Mall and Charles St from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Join us for the official Christmas tree lighting and Christmas Concert, with a variety of activities and entertainment for the whole family, food, late night shopping and much more!
Bicheno Food and Wine Festival
Date Sat 18th Nov 2017
The best of East Coast foods, wines, beers and other beverages.
Great all-day live music program.
Wonderful venue overlooking the pristine waters of Waub's Bay, Bicheno.
Vintage surfboard exhibition.
Other free attractions, such as cooking demonstrations froma top class chef.
Relaxed atmosphere.
Niche Market - Burnie
Date Sat 18th Nov 2017
Tasmania's favourite artisan market where you can touch and feel the quality of our makers work and enjoy the company of friends.

A great morning out for a fabulous cause - Burnie's Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre.
NicheNW is on Saturday 18 November 2017, 10:00am-3:00pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Burnie.
NICHE is one of Tasmania's most successful design and make enterprises regularly attracting more than 3000 shoppers to each of its three, one-day events annually at Launceston's Albert Hall.

After our successful launch of North West Niche in 2016 we'll be back in 2017 supporting the amazing Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre in Burnie!

Festival of Roses
Date Sun 19th Nov 2017
Awarded Best Community Event of the Year in 2014 and 2015, the Festival of Roses at the historic World Heritage Listed Woolmers Estate offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the spectacle of thousands of roses blooming in the Rose Garden.
There will be a variety of food stalls including wood fired pizzas, Devonshire teas, crepes and breads, and a selection of wines, beer and cider. Other attractions include plant nurseries, craft and jewellery stalls, whip cracking, chainsaw art, vintage farm machinery and cars, and many children's activities.
Open 9am - 4pm.
Tasmanian Youth Orchestra - Gala Concert 2017
Date Sun 19th Nov 2017
TYO, Jamie Allen (Guest Conductor)
Philharmonic Orchestra, Guest Conductor TBA
Academy Strings, Dale Brown
Camerata Strings, Sarah Matthews
Wind Ensemble, Sean Priest
Adults $15 / Concession $10 / Family $40.
Tickets available online (Door sales are cash only). General admission.
What a wonderful year of music!
Join us in celebrating it and hear all five ensembles perform in one concert. We welcome back Jamie Allen as guest conductor of our flagship ensemble, performing the much-loved Symphony No.4 by Brahms.
Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, Jamie Allen (Guest Conductor)
Philharmonic Orchestra, Guest Conductor TBA
Academy Strings, Dale Brown
Camerata Strings, Sarah Matthews
Wind Ensemble, Sean Priest
The concert has an approximate duration of 90 minutes and will include a 15 minute interval.
Seating is general admission.
Online sales close at 11:00am on concert day. Door sales are cash only please.
Farmgate Festival
Date Fri 24th Nov 2017 to Sun 26th Nov 2017
Unearth real food at the Farmgate Festival over two days in early spring. Meet local producers and tour behind the scenes at farm and food businesses.

Taste, buy and learn about seasonal and value added produce. Enjoy a self-drive tour of the stunning Tamar Valley and visit farms that produce beef, apples, pork, hazelnuts, wine, cider, truffles, seafood, salads and herbs, olive oil, berries and more.

Drive together with a bunch of friends to share the festival buzz. Find out more about the festival farms by viewing their profiles online.


Experience a Festival Feast prepared by well-known Tasmanian chefs featuring produce from the Festival Farms. Massimo Mele and Matt Adams team up to present a gourmet feast with matching local wine. Treat yourself to dinner and then visit the farms that produced the fabulous food and wine the next day.

Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic
Date Sun 26th Nov 2017
The Stan Siejka cycling classic bike race is Tasmania's best showcase cycling event and one of the best street criterium races in Australia.
Having thousands of spectators and being run by a local committee of dedicated enthusiasts, makes this a locally supported and developed event not to miss.
The city streets are closed so spectators can view these events close up with the infamous "Wall" climb up Lawrence Street and Peanut roundabout as the riders circumnavigate the beautiful City Park.
Turn up and watch some of Australia's best cyclists in action chasing the big prize. Most hotels and restaurants on the circuit are open, so you can sit back and enjoy a drink or a meal.
Juniors from noon followed by Veterans, Elite Masters, Elite Women and Elite Men .
This Australia's most unique and best street criterium!
Niche Christmas Market - "Nichemas"
Date Sat 2nd Dec 2017
A European style, artisan-made Christmas experience.

A gorgeous environment and personal shopping experience for those hard-to-buy for family and friends.
"Nichemas" - a Christmas Niche Market is on Saturday 2nd December 2017, 8am-3pm at the Albert Hall, Launceston (corner of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets).
NICHE is one of Tasmania's most successful design and make enterprises, regularly attracting more than 3000 shoppers to each of its three, one-day events annually at Launceston's Albert Hall.
20 per cent of all takings go directly to children with developmental delays and disability who use StGiles services in Launceston, Hobart and Burnie.

Circular Head Agricultural Show
Date Sat 9th Dec 2017
The Circular Head Show provides the community with the district's major agricultural event. The show provides entertainment, fundraising for local service groups, exhibitors and competitors with the opportunity to showcase their wares at a traditional country show.
The Circular Head Agricultural Society would like to thank the judges, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who help to create this event each year.
The Circular Head Show is a smoke free event. This is a entertaining day for all the family.
Farm Gate Market - Christmas produce market
Date Fri 22nd Dec 2017
The Farm Gate Market is Hobart's Sunday morning hot-spot to meet friends for breakfast, read the weekend papers or just enjoy the buzz and friendly atmosphere of the largest farmers' market in Tasmania.
This year please join us for a night market at Treasury Car Park adjacent to Franklin Square from 4:30pm-7:30pm on Friday 22nd December 2017.
Right next door is the new Street Eats @ Franko, with amazing food stalls, bars and entertainment.

Come and shop for Christmas and have a wee tipple as a reward!

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Date Tue 26th Dec 2017 to Mon 1st Jan 2018
The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race that is described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world.

The annual race begins in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and finishes in Hobart.
Each year thousands line Sydney Harbour or form farewell flotillas to cheer the departing yachties as they charge through Sydney Heads before turning south, knowing they are casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties.
Days later, in Hobart, the excitement builds as news of who will be the first boat to arrive comes through.

Be part of the scene at one of the world's great blue water classics that has been thrilling Australian's since 1945, and the first to welcome the brave and weary competitors as they return to dry land at the Hobart Race Village on Constitution Dock, December 27th- 31st.

The Taste of Tasmania
Date Thu 28th Dec 2017 to Wed 3rd Jan 2018
The Taste of Tasmania celebrates Tasmanian food, beverages, creative talent and our relaxed and family-friendly lifestyle.
Held on Hobart's stunning waterfront, our event showcases around 70 stallholders from all around the state, from local restaurateurs to regional and boutique producers.
A highlight is the Kids in the Park area on Parliament House Lawns, where free daily programs of sporting activities, art and craft, cooking classes, performances, face painting and a nightly Twilight Cinema keep children of all ages busy.
An eclectic, Tasmanian-focused entertainment program includes bands, roving street performers and buskers, while the program also features free cooking demonstrations and ticketed Food Tours and Tasting Table sessions.
Falls Festival - The
Date Fri 29th Dec 2017 to Mon 1st Jan 2018
The Falls Music and Arts Festival is a major Australian music festival recognised globally. It is an annual festival held in Marion Bay, Tasmania from Dec 29 to Jan 1.
The Falls Music and Arts Festival is held on a beautiful farm in Tasmania overlooking the stunning Marion Bay and out over Maria Island, with the backdrop to the stage being the Tasman Sea!
Tickets entitle patrons to three nights of free camping on site and three glorious days and nights of entertainment on two stages. Acts include a diverse range of top bands, DJs and comedians.
The campgrounds are equally spectacular, surrounded by native forest and nearly every campsite has a sea view. The beach is just a short stroll away so you can sun bake or have a swim in between your favourite acts.
SeaFM & City of Devonport Skyfire NYE Celebrations!
Date Sun 31st Dec 2017
See in the New Year in Devonport on Tasmania's North West coast!
This is a family festival with live entertainment, food vendors on site and fireworks at 9.30pm and again at midnight.
Hobart International
Date Sun 7th Jan 2018 to Sat 13th Jan 2018
Hobart International will see some of the world's top female tennis players compete.
Tasmania's premier international womens sporting event is about to get even bigger. The Hobart International annually attracts some of the best tennis talent in the world who flock to the Domain Tennis Centre to fine-tune their preparations for the Australian Open.
Many of the world's top womens tennis players have played the Hobart International including Dinara Safina and Serena Williams, and Australian number one Sam Stosur.
If you want to sample the finest in womens tennis action at Tasmania finest tennis venue then mark down Hobart International, this January ... Your ticket to the world.
At the same time you can take part in the Hobart Summer Festival events or head out to explore the Island. January's a busy time in Tasmania so make sure you book ahead.
Cygnet Folk Festival
Date Fri 12th Jan 2018 to Sun 14th Jan 2018
From the 12th - 14th of January 2018 the vibrant country town of Cygnet will again play host to the annual Cygnet Folk Festival: Tasmania's leading celebration of folk and world music, dance, poetry, performance art, food and culture! In its 36th year, this iconic Festival is highly regarded by musicians and festival-goers from all over Australia and overseas, and competition to perform at the festival is at an all time high among artists.
The incredible talent of local, interstate and international artists is celebrated over the January weekend and we are proud that so many amazing performers and festival-goers take part in what the Festival has to offer each year.
Set in the picturesque Huon Valley countryside, the Festival has the advantage of being less than an hour's drive away from cosmopolitan state capital Hobart and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

A rich cultural community event, the Festival provides entertainment to a wide audience of Festival attendees, making people smile, providing a springboard for young musicians, opportunities for local businesses to showcase the region's superb home grown produce and artisan skills, and the flowering of new friendships.

Festivale
Date Fri 2nd Feb 2018 to Sun 4th Feb 2018
Held annually on the first weekend in February, Festivale celebrates Tasmanian food and wine al fresco style in Launceston's historic City Park. Festivale is one of Tasmania's premier summer events, attracting around 35,000 patrons each year. More than 75 stalls offer patrons the opportunity to taste and savour highly renowned Tasmanian gourmet food, wine, beer, cider and spirits amid all the colour and fun of family entertainment dance, music and street theatre - provided by both local and interstate artists.
Bothwell Spin-Out 2018
Date Sat 3rd Mar 2018 to Sun 4th Mar 2018
Weave your way to Bothwell for the Bothwell SpinOut. Bring your wheel, needles, loom and have a fun filled day.
Be entertained by the sheep dog trials commencing at 7am each day.
Novice, improved and open sections will be judged.
Entry is by a gold coin donation at the gate.
All proceeds to go to the Bothwell District High School.
The tiny village of Bothwell lies in the lush Clyde River valley in the central highlands of Tasmania. It is remarkable for its collection of colonial houses, ranging from grand residences to modest cottages and shops.
SteamFest 2018
Date Sat 10th Mar 2018 to Mon 12th Mar 2018
Lots of raves from visitors showed our 2017 SteamFest was a steaming success! Our 2018 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because we always aim for more next time! Every year we want to build on what we've achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts and fresh produce, and new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities. In 2017 we opened our new Miniature Railway - another attraction for the littlies and the not so young!
SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, historic machinery such as steam powered threshers and rock crushers showing how things were done in yesteryear, and vintage cars.
Kids vs Steamroller Tug-o-War, plenty of kid's entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And of course, our Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long!
Check out the website for photos and updated information from time to time.