Expanding Taste Festival a summer hit in Hobart

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Tasmania’s largest annual event, the Taste Festival in Hobart, is expanding this summer to cater for its increasing popularity.

Taste is the island state’s premier food and wine festival – no mean feat in a region famous for its fine cuisine and wonderful fresh produce – and its international reputation has grown over 23 years on the calendar.

The event has always thrived in its original home – the modernised Princes Wharf No. 1 Shed – but it will now also spread to streets and green spaces by the water to boost seating by 30 per cent. A brand new entrance will be built to help launch the upgraded look.

Along with all the usual lively festivities and a higher percentage of shaded areas to combat the summer sun, there will also be a new wine bar and improved corporate facilities.

Around 250,000 people are expected to attend the event from December 28, 2011 to January 3, 2012.

With a total of 82 stalls, visitors will be treated to a superb range of Tasmania’s best locally-produced goods and friendly service, all held in a picturesque setting.

Festival committee chairman and Hobart alderman Ron Christie told The Mercury: “We want it to be a people place that includes the lawns. There will be the seaside precinct and the park precinct.”

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