What’s on: Tasmania in November
November is a gorgeous time of the year. The flowers are blooming and lovely temperatures make for ideal settings for events. Check out what’s on in lovely Tasmania this November, this selection is sure to cater for every taste!
Tasmanian Craft Fair
The first on the list is a craft fair, but not any craft fair. The biggest craft fair in Australia, with over 200 artists and over 20,000 annual visitors. The North-Eastern Deloraine district has become synonymous with rich culture and become a home to artists. This fair is a brilliant showcase of Australias’ talented artists, and combined with great entertainment, craft and food stalls it is sure to be a day out you don’t want to miss.
A showcase of the states’ world class sparkling wines, right in the heart of Tasmania in it’s two largest cities, Hobart and Launceston. Described as one of the greatest sparkling events in the world, Effervescence Tasmania was attended by over 1200 sparkling enthusiasts. The event includes master classes with sparkling producers and extravagant dinners. If you are a fan of sparkling, make sure you get your tickets and head down for the celebration.
Bicheno Food and Wine Festival
This festival is a showcase of the finest foods and wines Tasmanias’ East Coast has to offer. Situated on the coastline, the gorgeous town of Bicheno hosts the event, overlooking Waub’s Bay. The festival includes not only wine and food, but Tasmanias’ finest beer and cider products, that are becoming increasingly popular. This event is relaxed and casual, but there really is something there for everyone, with wine tasting, art shows and even a surfboard display! The East Coast sure looks good to us.
Farmgate Festival is a premier food and farming event in Northern Tasmania. The festival consists of farm operators opening their gates and giving audiences tours of their farms. The aim of the festival is to educate individuals about how real food is made, and this unique experience is perfect for any foodie. Participating farms range from seafood farms to apple farms.
Point to Pinnacle
This is an event different to the others. The Point to Pinnacle is the world’s toughest half marathon. With 1270 metres of ascent, gradients above 10% and some crazy climates, the half-marathon is an event that runners come from all over the world to complete. For those who love to run to see the sights, this is the event for you.
Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic
Tasmania’s premier cycling event, The Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic has had some huge participants in the past, including Cadel Evans. The event was started by two Launceston cyclists, aiming to bring the style and atmosphere of a European race to their home city. This race has been running since 2002 and has been a pinnacle event for Tasmanian cyclists. If you want to attend and witness a top-class cycling event, be sure to get to Launceston.
The Great Huon Valley Festival
The Great Huon Festival includes music, activities and food that showcases the Huon Valley to festival-goers. With big local names such as The Wolfe Brothers and Asta headlining the festival, paired with amazing activities such as jet boat rides and kayaking, the festival has a bit of everything for all different tastes. Much like the wine & food festivals elsewhere in Tasmania, you can sample the local ciders, wines and foods. For a weekend of good vibes get to the Great Huon Valley Festival.
The Betoota Advocate Roadshow
The hugely popular satirical ‘newspaper’, The Betoota Advocates’ roadshow stops in to Hobart on the 18th November. The duo behind the paper are taking the stage to talk about all things Australia in their trademark ‘taking the piss’ manner. This event is for those who love the work they have been doing online, and want to experience some new material in the flesh.