Events in Tasmania

When planning your Tasmanian holiday make sure to allow enough time to experience some of the fantastic local events and markets. Just remember that some of these events can lead to huge demand for accommodation and car hire – so if you are travelling during a key event make sure to book well in advance.

Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships

The wheels of time turn back over a hundred years as the peaceful village of Evandale in northern Tasmania once again plays host to the Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships. The Evandale Village Fair is held annually in February, and features a full program of Penny Farthing bicycle racing featuring the National Penny Farthing Championship. Started in 1983 the Evandale Penny Farthing races attract enthusiasts from across Australia and around the world. Accompanying the Penny Farthings races are a country fair and period themed festival. Admission $12 per adult and children under 16 years, free of charge.

Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships : 23 February 2019, 10am – 4pm.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

23 February 2019
The Taste of Tasmania

Ten Days On The Island

Celebrating Tasmania’s deep and wide connections to the world. Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s statewide arts festival, with something for everyone. The Festival is a wild and welcoming carnival of creativity, a confident celebration of our unique identity and our diverse island home.

Ten Days has a deep respect for the arts in regional Tasmania and a clear commitment to Tasmanian artists. We know that magic happens in far-flung places. Since the first Festival in 2001 we have proudly showcased Tasmania’s finest artists alongside the world’s best. And our 10th festival in March 2019 will once again provide the stage for a stunning array of home-grown and international artists.

So as March 2019 approaches, get ready for a magnificent program of art packed with heart and imagination – right across Tasmania.

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Ten Days On The Island : 08 - 24 March 2019.

To book your travel and accommodation during Ten Days On The Island, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

08 - 24 March 2019
Ten Days On The Island

A Taste Of The Huon

‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 27th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region – held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart.

This region produces an abundance of apples and although Tasmania is still recognised as the ‘Apple Isle’, cherries, mushrooms, salmon, vineyards, berries and truffles are also farmed in the area and along with much more, promoted at the Festival

Entertainment is at its very best and each year there is a new programme. And most importantly there will be loads of attractions to keep the children occupied.

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A Taste Of The Huon : 10 - 11 March 2019.

To book your travel and accommodation during A Taste Of The Huon, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

10 - 11 March 2019
A Taste Of The Huon

International Mural Fest - Sheffield

The International Mural Fest is a truly unique art competition held annually in Sheffield – the ‘Town of Murals’, in Tasmania, Australia.  Commencing Easter Sunday every year, Mural Fest is so successful that similar events are now happening interstate and overseas.

Each year, nine artists compete in a public ‘paint off’ from Easter Sunday to the following Saturday. Each artist must complete a 2100mm x 4800mm mural, using the same poem as their mural’s central theme and inspiration. Each year a new poem is selected, meaning no two Mural Fests are ever the same.

The competition is conducted in Mural Park – Sheffield’s very own outdoor art gallery in the heart of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain touring region.

Mural Fest tests artistic skill, endurance and tenacity: artists are subjected to public scrutiny, time constraints and sometimes unpredictable Tasmanian weather!

International Mural Fest : 21 - 27 April 2019

To book your travel and accommodation during the International Mural Fest, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

01 - 07 April 2018
International Mural Fest

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2019

Details coming soon.

The Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre, and one of its most beautiful treasures. Why not take a guided tour to see the Theatre's elegant auditorium with its central dome, intricate gilded mouldings and rich colours and enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of theatre life.

Tours operate each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am.
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The Theatre Royal Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm, or you can book online 24/7 –

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Season 2019
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events

Evandale Village Fair & National
Penny Farthing Championships
Evandale 23 February 2019
The Luxbet Launceston Cup Launceston 27 February 2019
Ten Days On The Island Statewide 08 - 24 March 2019
Taste Of The Huon Ranelagh 09 - 10 March 2019
V8 Supercars Symmons Plains 05 - 07 April 2019
International Mural Fest Sheffield 21 - 27 April 2019
Targa Tasmania Statewide 29 April - 04 May 2019
Agfest (Agricultural Show) Carrick 02 - 04 May 2019
Bay Of Fires Winter Arts Festival St Helens & Surrounds 08 - 10 June 2019
Dark MOFO Hobart 14 - 23 June 2019
Festival of Voices Hobart 28 June - 14 July 2019
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest Grove, Huon Valley 12 - 14 July 2019
Devonport Jazz Devonport 25 - 28 July 2019
Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe TBA August 2019
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide TBA August 2019
Junction Arts Festival Launceston 04 - 06 September 2019

For a full list of events and further information, please check with your TasVacations consultant. TasVacations recommends checking event information is correct when booking your holiday, as event dates and times may be subject to change.