If you are lucky enough to be heading to Tasmania this month, it would be well worth trying to find time in your itinerary for Festivale, the al fresco celebration of fine food and wine at Launceston's historic City Park.
This wonderful event began in 1988 as a multi-cultural street party? – and has continued to expand over the years to become one of the truly iconic showpieces of the Tasmanian summer calendar. You may be interested in other events in the Launceston area.
The emphasis has always been on quality local produce, with island state residents and visitors from around the country enjoying a magnificent selection of wine, beer and gourmet foods.
Festivale won Tasmanian Tourism Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010, attracting around 40,000 guests every year for three days of total indulgence.
There will be over 65 stalls for patrons to wander past or stop at for a tasting session.
Among the feasting is a host of live entertainment including dance, music, street theatre and art as related by Think-Tasmania.
If you have an eye for photography, why not capture an image that represents Tasmanian produce or entertainment in some way and go in the running for a $500 cash prize in this year’s Festivale Photography Competition?
Festivale takes place from February 10 to 12, with doors opening at 5.30 pm on the Friday 10th.