Be there for the North East Rivers Festival

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If you're into music, adventure, food, wine and fun, then the North East Rivers Festival is something for you to look forward to.

This year, the festival takes place from October 18-27 and features the Derby River Derby. It celebrates the rivers of the area and the communities situated along the riverbanks.

The Derby River Derby includes an opening night, golf challenge, markets, Pipers Brook Vineyard gig, art exhibitions, movie nights, history walks, music and so much more! It's one of the events of the year and draws not only North East Tasmanians, but residents from around the state.

There will be a focus on country music for parts of the festival, and then at the Pipers Brook Vineyard concert, Simon Meli and the Widowbirds with Reuben Koop will perform.

Don’t forget that adventurous souls also head into the Ringarooma River, infamous for its tough rapids, with the winners receiving a prestigious trophy. Make sure you catch this particular event on October 26.

Not to mention, 2013 is bringing a new, thrilling event – the Legerwood Lane Hill Club. At this event, some of Tasmania's fastest hill-climb cars compete on a closed section of road. Head along to the spectator areas to check out various classes of vehicle vie for the fastest times.

The Springfield Bush Dance is also destined to be a fun night out. The Bottom Pub Ceilidh Band will be playing at this family-friendly event where everyone is encouraged to hit the dance floor and have a good time.

So make sure that you head along to a few of this festival's celebrations. With so much going on, there is bound to be something for everyone.

North East Rivers Festival excitement on the Derby

River Walking Track at Bridport

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