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Events in and around Meander Valley

Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and around Meander Valley

Meander Valley in Tasmania, Australia is a beautiful region that is located in the heart of the state. This area is known for its stunning natural landscapes, rich history, and vibrant community. From music festivals to cultural events, there is always something exciting happening in and around Meander Valley, regardless of the season.

Here are some of the seasonal fun and exciting events you can experience in the region:

Summer:

1. Deloraine Craft Fair
This is one of the most popular events in the region and attracts visitors from all over the world. It is a three-day event that takes place in November annually. The Deloraine Craft Fair showcases the work of local artisans, including pottery, woodwork, textiles, and jewellery.

2. Meander Valley DairyFest
This is an annual event that takes place on Australia Day (26th January) to celebrate the region's dairy industry. It highlights cheese and dairy products that are produced in the region. The event features music, children's activities, and food stalls selling local produce.

3. Great Western Tiers Film Festival
This is a popular event for movie buffs and takes place in February. It showcases a range of films including documentaries, short films, and animations. The festival also features workshops and talks with filmmakers.

Autumn:

1. Tasmanian Craft Fair
This event takes place over four days in November and is held in Deloraine. It is the largest craft fair in the Southern Hemisphere and showcases the work of over 200 artisans. Visitors can browse stalls selling pottery, woodcraft, jewellery, textiles and other handmade products.

2. The Festival of Roses
This event is held in the historic town of Westbury and is a celebration of the autumn's flowering of roses. It features displays of roses and other flowers, food stalls and live music.

3. Agfest
Agfest is the biggest agricultural event held in Tasmania and takes place in May. It is a three-day event that showcases the latest in agricultural machinery, products and services. It attracts farmers, producers, and industry professionals from all over the state.

Winter:

1. Deloraine Street Car Show
The Deloraine Street Car Show is an annual event that takes place in July. It features a collection of vintage, classic and muscle cars on display. There are also food stalls and children's activities.

2. Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival
This is a unique event that celebrates the pagan tradition of wassailing, which is a fertility ritual. It takes place in the historic town of New Norfolk in the Huon Valley. The festival features live music, dancing and a torch-lit procession through the town.

3. Christmas at the Village Green
This event is held in the Deloraine Village Green in December. It is a Christmas-themed festival featuring live music, food stalls, and children's activities. There is also a visit from Santa Claus.

Spring:

1. Tasmanian Craft Fair
As mentioned earlier, this event takes place annually in November and is held in Deloraine. It is a great opportunity to pick up some unique handmade crafts and gifts.

2. Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival
This event showcases the best of Tasmanian gardens and takes place in September. It features displays of flowers, plants, and landscape designs. There are also workshops and talks on gardening.

3. National Penny Farthing Championships
The National Penny Farthing Championships is an annual event that takes place in Evandale in February. It is a gathering of riders from all over Australia and overseas who race on vintage penny farthing bicycles. The event also features live music and food stalls.

Meander Valley is a vibrant region that offers a range of exciting events throughout the year. Whether you are interested in food festivals, craft fairs, or cultural events, you are sure to find something that suits your interests. Don't miss out on these unique and exciting events when visiting Tasmania.

Contact Details:
Deloraine Visitor Information Centre
98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine TAS 7304
Phone: (03) 6362 5280

Meander Valley Council
26 Lyall Street, Westbury TAS 7303
Phone: (03) 6393 5300


The Meander River thanks to Gary Houston