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Throughout the year we have many exciting and lively events that take place across the Cradle Coast. With events ranging from arts & entertainment, food festivals, live music, exhibitions and heritage festivals, adding a visit to one of our many events across the Cradle Coast will definitely enhance your trip.

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October 2020

Tulip Festival Wynyard
October 10 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The Bloomin’ Tulips Festival is an annual one day event set in the beautiful Gutteridge Gardens on the banks of the Inglis River. FREE entry – with entertainment, food and beverage stalls, kids activities and rides and a fireworks display at 9pm. Why not stay in town for a few days and also take the opportunity to walk through the largest publicly accessible area of tulips in the southern hemisphere on Table Cape, and enjoy the superb floral showcase, art…

The Unconformity
October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm
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Over three days walk the landscape, meet the people. Feel your perceptions being challenged. And, find something of yourself, within a cultural frontier that exists on the edge, in wild western Tasmania. The Unconformity is a biennial three-day festival of contemporary arts and cultural activities held in the industrial mining community of Queenstown — one of Tasmania’s most provocative locations. Inspired by a rare geological feature and the non-conforming nature of its nearby community, The Unconformity is one of Australia’s…

November 2020

Davies Construction International Mural Fest
November 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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International Mural Fest Sheffield Tasmanian aims to : create an annual event which re-kindles commitment and interest to the town of murals concept. Provide an event which brings thousands of visitors to Kentish to provide short term business opportunities and long term economic benefits. Provide emerging and established artists with an opportunity to demonstrate their talents in a public forum, assisting in their artistic growth and development and to promote mural art as a valued art form. Encourage youth to…

Sheffield Tasmania Medieval Festival 2020
November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Sheffield Tasmania Medieval festival showcases some of the best jousting and sword combat you will see in a family-friendly environment at budget prices. See armoured knights engaging in full contact sword combat, archery display and working trebuchet. Other activities include birds of prey-raptors, belly dancers, face painting, pony rides, jumping castle and children’s games, snake displays, best-dressed Male-Female: Boys and Girls competitions both days. Facilities on site include a small bar, merchant’s and interactive lane, assorted hot and cold…

January 2021

Henley-on-Mersey Australia Day Festival
January 26, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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Celebrate Australia’s proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey. Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy. A major feature of our program is the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner. There…

Festival of King Island
January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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Overlooking King Island’s picturesque Currie Harbour, the Festival of King Island brings together a bevvy of great folk/blues/country/rock talent. FOKI is where the artists come to have fun … and so do we all. Performers have included Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes), Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, Dave and Brad (Hoodoo Gurus), The Getaway Plan, Bobby Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Laura Hill, The Spindrift Saga, The Saxons, Simon Astley and…

February 2021

Festival in the Park
February 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages. The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast. It is held in Anzac Park on the banks of the beautiful Leven River, in Ulverstone, and is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ulverstone and Ulverstone West, and the Rotaract Club of Central Coast. All proceeds…

March 2021

SteamFest 2021
March 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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The 2020 was a great success and it was a happy festival with loads of smiles. 2021 will be even better! On the March long weekend every year, 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 showing how things were done in yesteryear, ploughing displays and a full wood chopping competition on Monday. Plenty of kid’s entertainment plus lots and lots…

Taste of the North West
March 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Taste of the North West celebrates the range of food and beverages grown and produced in Tasmania’s fertile Cradle Coast region. Coinciding with Steamfest, this paddock to plate experience allows visitors to enjoy meals, snacks and beverages featuring meat, dairy, vegetables and fruit grown in the region’s rich red basalt soils. Featuring live entertainment including music and circus performers and menus to suit kids, oldies and most dietary preferences. Entry is free.

April 2021

ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service
April 25, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Every year, residents and visitors alike stand side by side around the Latrobe Cenotaph and are drawn to the roadside as the National award winning Latrobe Federal Band lead the march of returned veterans and community groups to the site. The atmosphere is electric as honour is paid to those that have contributed to their country in a variety of ways. Come and join this important commemoration on Australia’s calendar.

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