Spring is in the air, so dust off your best wide brim hat and head outside! Celebrate the season at your favourite annual events, as well as some exciting newbies. We’ve listed 10 fabulous events to pop in your diary — we reckon they are the best things to do in Tasmania in spring!
1. Convicts to Classics Car & Bike Show
When: Sunday 15 September 2019 (10am – 3pm)
Where: Woolmers Estate
Entry: $5 per displayed vehicle, $5 general public entry, u/16 free
This year’s Convicts to Classics Car & Bike Show at Woolmers Estate features an indoor classic bike display, quality food and drink, raffles, and live music.
2. Campbell Town Open Gardens Day
When: Saturday 21 September 2019 (10am – 3pm)
Where: Campbell Town
Entry: $5 per person on the day
Find out just how your garden grows! Visit a selection of early spring gardens of blossoms and bulbs at the Campbell Town Open Gardens Day. Entry covers all gardens, which are within easy distance around town. Explore them all and enjoy a wonderful day out, with plant stalls and country hospitality.
3. Ross Arts Festival
When: Friday 25 – Sunday 27 October 2019
Entry: Free & ticketed events
The Ross Arts Festival offers a full weekend of events and activities, including sculptors, musicians, writers, artists and artisans. Highlights include: the ‘Set in Stone’ sculpture competition and masterclass (free event); a writers forum presented by three published local authors (free event); the ‘Strings in Spring’ classical ensemble at the Uniting Church, by Camerata Obscura, featuring at least two original pieces by Tasmanian composers; and the Ross Arts & Makers Market (free event).
4. Midlands Supper Club
When: Saturday 26 October 2019 (7pm – 10pm)
Entry: Pay at event
Grazing Tasmania will host the first Midlands Supper Club at Ross in October. The multi-course shared-plate dinner will feature amazing produce sourced from the Midlands. The venue is yet to be announced, but is sure to offer atmosphere, history and a unique dining experience.
5. Cars, Bikes & Bands
When: Sunday 27 October 2019 (9am – 4pm)
Where: Symmons Plains Raceway, Perth (free parking)
Entry: Driver entry free, adult passengers/public over 16 $10; $50 to cruise on the track
Vehicle enthusiasts and music lovers, head along to Cars, Bikes & Bands and enjoy a safe, family friendly car and bike show with great live entertainment. Cruise the track, enjoy static displays, catch up with friends, and watch live band Candy Feet & DJ Jack. Also on offer are passenger rides in historic cars ($20), raffle prizes, and Peoples Choice trophies. The event raises funds for charity, so enjoy a fantastic day out for a great cause. No pets or alcohol at this event.
6. Longford Open Gardens Weekend
When: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2019 (10am – 4pm)
Entry: $5 per person, u/12 free
Explore Longford’s beautiful gardens at the Longford Open Gardens Weekend. This year, discover more gardens, including two historic gardens that have never been opened before. Admire the flower show, browse the plant stalls, check out the garden furniture and sculptures, enjoy yummy food and drink, and view the art exhibition.
7. Longford Garden Show
When: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2019
Where: Longford Town Hall
Entry: $2 per person
The Longford Garden Club’s spectacular Spring Flower Show is on again! As well as the amazing flowers on display, there will be plant stalls, a raffle, and afternoon tea available.
8. Woolmers Antiques Fair
If you are an antique enthusiast, the Woolmers Antiques Fair is a must! Leading mainland and local dealers put on a splendid display, with fine antiques, objects of art jewellery, sterling silver, and many more important collector’s pieces for sale. The fair opens on the Saturday, and is on with the Festival of Roses on the Sunday.
9. Woolmers Festival of Roses
When: Sunday 17 November 2019 (10am – 3pm)
Where: Woolmers Estate
Entry: Tickets on entry
Stop to smell thousands of roses at this year’s Woolmers Estate Festival of Roses. This annual event is a springtime favourite, with more than 80 stalls featuring wine, food, jewellery, art and crafts. The festival includes some great kids’ activities, so take the family for a wonderful day out in a beautiful historic setting.
10. Thai Food & Culture Festival
Take the family along to the Thai Food & Culture Festival and taste delicious Thai foods and beverages, watch traditional performances, and listen to live music. Relax outside with a bite to eat, then enjoy a range of activities inside the hall, including kids’ crafts, raffles, and cooking demonstrations.
To see what else is on throughout the year, check out our Events Calendar. You’ll find regular happenings, such as Sunday ‘Summer Sessions‘ at the Old Kempton Distillery and Sunday live music in the beer garden at the Clarendon Arms, Evandale.
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