Upcoming Events along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway
Join us as we unveil the hidden gems, events, and attractions that await you along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway.
Racing for a Clause & Santa’s Skids
9 – 10 December 2023 at Powranna
Street drags are back. Open class drag racing is back. Racing and burnouts Saturday. Burnouts all day
Sunday. Sho N shine Saturday. Powranna Park Motorsport Complex. 311 Powranna Rd. Email: Powrannapark@gmail.com More details
December Ride Day 2023
10 December 2023 at Symmons Plains
Ride days are all about having fun, the opportunity to ride without oncoming traffic and nasty surprises around the corner, ride as fast as you want, and explore your own and your bike’s limits, in a safe environment. Hone skills, bike knowledge, road craft. Further Details
Australian Jazz Convention
26 – 31 December 2023 at Longford
77th Annual gathering for musicians and jazz lovers to celebrate their music. While the focus is on traditional ‘Dixieland’ jazz, the convention is also open to groups playing swing, mainstream, bebop, modern, funk, and other jazz genres. Stay tuned for updates on the program. australianjazzconvention.org.au
New Year’s Day Picnic Races Longford Cup
1 January 2024 at Longford
New Year’s Day tradition, the Jim Osborne Longford Cup at the historic Longford Racecourse is a fun day for the
Cycling Track Carnival
14 January 2024 at Longford
Launceston City Cycling Club brings the Cycling Track Carnival to Longford Velodrome. Form 11am. Archer St. Enquiries Ian Loft 0490 047 121.
26 January 2024 at Campbell Town
Military Muster program includes a spit and shine show, poker run, children’s rides and activities, and concerts to raise awareness and money for Veteran Health. Venue: The Grange Estate, 4 Commonwealth Lane, Campbell Town.
28 January 2024 at Longford
Celebrating all things goat. Dairy, mini, boer & angora goats, husbandry demonstrations, goat related products, art & craft competitions, food and drinks, kids activities, prizes and more. Longford Showgrounds, Marlborough St. 10am – 3pm. Further Details
Party in the Paddock
8 – 11 February 2024 at Carrick
The country’s biggest little music and arts festival is at Quercus Park this February. Biggest ever lineup,
immersive art, Tassie’s largest multi-day camping festival. Quercus Park, 415 Oaks Rd. More.
Tiger Country Bonanza
10 February 2024 at Longford
Featuring live band Whisky For Her Men and Whip Cracking Demonstration by World Champion Ben Hughes. Best Dressed Competition, Major Raffle Draw, Lucky Door Prizes, Photo Booth, Line Dancing, Food Vans. Venue: Longford Bowls & Community Club, 3 Archer St. 6.30pm till late. Limited tickets, $35 per person. No door sales. Contact 0457 770 120 or email@example.com
Evandale Village Fair and Penny Farthing Championships 2023
17 February 2024 at Evandale
The most competitive Penny Farthing races in the world! Plus a country village fair, entertainment, puppets, music, dancers, historic cars and steam engines, pony rides, kids’ activities, variety of stalls. 10am – 4pm.
Grapes of Mirth
17 February 2024 at Relbia
Six hours of comedy, wine, music with six of Australia’s best comedians. 18+ event. Outdoor event. Hosted by Josef Chromy Wines, 370 Relbia Rd. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/909901113885127
Kempton Festival & Sheep Racing Championships
18 February 2024 at Kempton
A rural show, enjoy the fun of watching sheep in their racing colours ‘racing’ around the track. They often stop to nibble grass on the way round ending up going back the wrong way! There’s barrel racing for 2 legged teams, lots of stalls, music, sheep shearing, children’s activities, competitions, raffle, animal displays, food and boutique wines, beers, spirits. Lots for the whole family. From 9am. Official opening by Brian Mitchell at 10.30am. firstname.lastname@example.org
Scots Day Oot
18 February 2024 at Longford
Come and see Highland Dancing and Pipe Bands on the Village Green. Competitions, displays. Spectators welcome. Free entry. A day of music and dancing. 9.30am – 4.30pm.
War Animal Remembrance Day
24 February 2024 at Campbell Town
A military service and event in commemoration of animals at war. 10.30 – 3pm. Contact Terese Binns on 0438 912 751 or email@example.com
Ross Running Festival
21 – 22 September 2024 at Ross
20th birthday of the Ross Running Festival. An event for everyone, marathon, half-marathon, 5 & 10km, children’s
2km, and a walk. Run for a good cause, and all proceeds donated to charity. The run takes in the iconic Ross Bridge and around the outskirts of the town. A relatively flat course. Enjoy this beautiful historic rural village whilst being active. Contact Tracy 0455 900 044
Exhibitions along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway
Blenheim Gallery Shapes in Spaces Sculpture Prize 2023
25 November – 21 December 2023 at Longford
Blenheim Gallery and Garden hosts Shapes in Spaces Sculpture Prize, with judges Ashley Bird and Rebecca Birrell. 733 Cressy Rd, Longford. www.blenheimgalleryandgarden.com.au
Out of the Woods
8 December – 28 January 2024 at Poatina
The Poatina Tree Art Gallery and Tiers Tea Lounge is hosting Out of the Woods, an exhibition by award winning artist Pamel Horsely. The Opening and Artist’s talk is Sunday 10 Dec at 2pm. Gallery opening ours Friday – Sunday 10am – 4pm. Closed 22 – 31 Dec. Village Green, Poatina
20 January – 10 February 2023 at Poatina
Poatina Tree Art Gallery hosts an exhibition by Brad Quinn. The Opening and Artist’s Talk is on Sunday 29 Oct at 2pm. Gallery open 10am – 4pm Friday to Sunday.
Gabrielle Falconer & Lorna Quinn exhibition
17 February – 14 March 2024 at Longford
Blenheim Gallery and Garden hosts this exhibition. Lorna has produced some outstanding small works, drawn to the drama of mountain and forest forms. Gabrielle’s work is steeped in a different perspective on colonial migration to Van Diemen’s Land and the influence of class in colonial society. 733 Cressy Rd, Longford. blenheimgalleryandgarden.com.au
Winter Solstice sculptures under light: Gene McLaren
22 June – 19 July 2024 at Longford
New works by Gene McLaren viewed under lights with the moon and the stars. A special experience and catering will be supplied with a fire pit to keep warm. Blenheim Gallery and Garden. 733 Cressy Rd, Longford,
New Works by Alison Aplin
1 – 19 September 2024 at Longford
Alison’s vibrant, lively paintings are full of joy and celebrate abstract painting with a freedom to work the palette to a high orchestration of colour. You will see from this exhibition how the works enjoy space and colour to bring life into the spaces. Blenheim Gallery and Garden. 733 Cressy Rd, Longford,
Carlton Cox New Prints exhibition
9 – 30 November 2024 at Longford
Carlton’s images are inspired by scenes from his local surrounds, particularly the gardens, landscapes and historic properties of the northern midlands region. Blenheim Gallery and Garden. 733 Cressy Rd, Longford
Wayne Hudson Sculptures
21 September – 10 October 2024 at Longford
Immaculately presented works with a unique style by. Blenheim Gallery and Garden. 733 Cressy Rd, Longford
111th Australian General Hospital
Currently on at Campbell Town
The 111th Australian General Hospital was located at Merton Vale Campbell Town during World War II. The Campbell Town Museum hosts an interesting exhibition that is a big part of both the Campbell Town and military history. Consisting of photographs, stories, articles, the exhibition tells intriguing stories.
Open 10am – 3pm Monday to Saturday.
The Journeyman – Ancient Tasmanian Timbers
Currently on in Oatlands
The Journeyman – Ancient Tasmanian timbers and one mans’ solitary pursuit. A very special installation opening at An Artistic Affair Art Gallery in Oatlands Tasmania is the culmination of 2 years of never before seen work by Master Wood Craftsman Micheal Reeve. An Artistic Affair Gallery is at 67 High Street Oatlands. Opening Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm or by appointment.
The Weavers Cottage Studio
Currently on in Oatlands
Working textile art studio and Parlour gallery showcasing contemporary Tasmanian artists’ work. Changing exhibitions. 104 High St. Open 10am – 4pm, Thursday to Sunday. 0490 005 257, Textile artist Kat Wittmann.
Clubs, Workshops & Learning along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway
25 November 2023 at Campbell Town
Pottery Workshop with Lee-Anne Peters. Make a set of cups in your style. Materials, firing & glazing included. Handbuilding. All levels of experience are welcome. Children under 12 are accompanied by an adult. Includes light lunch. 10am – 3pm. Limited spaces. $130 per person. Bookings www.leeannepeters.com
25 November 2023 at Longford
Christmas Workshop Paper Craft with Close To My Heart. Learn tips and techniques for scrapbooking and card making. All skill levels catered for. 10am-3pm. $40 includes kit. Venue: Longford Bowls & Community Club, 3 Archer St. More info@ 0409 003 602. Register: https://www.trybooking.com/CMRAF
Acrylic Painting Workshop
26 November 2023 at Campbell Town
Flexible, liberating, fun, acrylic painting workshop with Lee-Anne Peters. All levels of experience are welcome. Children under 12 are accompanied by an adult. 10am – 3pm. Limited spaces. $100 per person. Book online at www.leeannepeters.com
Wreath Making Workshop
2 December 2023 at Nile
Ivy n Rose Christmas wreath workshop. Come and enjoy a peaceful afternoon as you create a stunning natural wreath to style your front door. Qualified florist to guide you, materials provided, High Tea. Venue: Clarendon House, Clarendon Station Road, Nile. 2.30pm. More info https://www.facebook.com/events/678297454160501
Christmas Wreath Workshop & Lunch
3 December 2023 in Longford
Enjoy a Christmas wreath workshop, and Christmas feast and glass of bubbly on arrival at The Eleanor @ Woolmers.
12pm, $130 per person. Bookings essential, 0491 270 959
Faith and the Arts
7 – 12 January in Poatina
Creative people from around Australia gather in Poatina in January for the annual Faith and the Arts Summer School. Come and ALIGHT in this beautiful place, the opportunity to build skills, understanding and encouragement together. Australia’s longest-running residential arts summer school.
Every Thursday in Longford
This dance style is suitable for beginners to advanced level and gives a whole-body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood music. Ladies sessions every Thursday from 10.30am – 11.30am. For information about ladies, kids, mens, and other classes contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0475 608 062.
Jazz Club in Longford
3rd Sunday of each month
Come to a Jazz filled afternoon! The Longford Jazz Club meet at the Longford Town Hall from 2 – 4.30pm. Cost $20.00. Live music and afternoon tea. Cost $15.00. Covid restrictions apply, contact 0438 981 175 or find details via their Facebook page.
Last Saturday of each month
The group encourages, develops, and fosters the love of art, providing a meeting place for artists, and those wishing to learn how to draw and paint. Guidance for beginners. BYO materials. BYO lunch.
10.30am-2pm at Longford Town Hall.
Longford Writers Tasmania
3rd Tuesday each month in Evandale
A common interest group for people in Northern Tasmania who are interested in writing of any kind. Be they beginner or advanced, everyone is welcome. This includes all kinds of writing from poetry, novels and all other genres. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper. Facebook group for sharing messages, writing, literary ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1071446994264356
Markets along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway
Makers Market Evandale
20 August, 17 September, 15 October, 19 November, 17 December
Makers Market from 9am – 1.30pm, Evandale Memorial Hall, 8 High St. email@example.com
Campbell Town Mini Market
Second Saturday each month in Campbell Town
Mini market of local stall holders. 8am – 2pm in winter, 3pm in summer. Held at the Midlands Bowling Club, 156 Bridge St. Margaret 0405 747 349.
Campania Country Market
2nd Sunday each month in Campania
Farmers market. 9am – 1pm at Campania Memorial Hall, 45 Reeve St.
Campbell Town Market
Last Sunday of each month in Campbell Town
This market is a bargain hunters delight, bric-a-brac, cakes, plants, clothes and more. Town Hall, High Street.
Colebrook Country Market
Last Sunday each month at Colebrook
Featuring arts, and crafts, fresh produce, trash & treasure, jewellery, clothes. Refreshments are available. 10am – 2pm, at Colebrook Memorial Hall.
On every Sunday in Evandale
A popular country market of treasures, fresh products, and more. Indoor and outdoor areas. 8am – 2pm. Over 100 stalls. Falls Park, Logan Road.
Liffey Valley Market
2nd Saturday each month (excluding January) in Liffey
Browse stalls in lovely surroundings. Upcycled and pre-loved treasurers, bric-a-brac, homemade baked goodies, plants, veggies, handcrafts, collectables and much more. 9am – 1pm, Sept – May.
Longford RSL Market/Car Boot Sale
Last Saturday each month in Longford
Find a bargain, from 9am – 1pm. 78 Wellington St.
Oatlands Community Market
1st Sunday each month in Oatlands
Made / grown / recycled / including fresh local produce, potted herbs & plants, hand knits, bric-a-brac & crafty stuff. 9am-1pm at the Midlands Memorial Centre, 68 High St. Learn more on Facebook.
2nd Saturday each month at Parattah
Featuring cards, jewellery, home baked goods, knitwear, metal art, clothes, soaps, dvds/books/odds & ends. Refreshments available. 10am – 2pm at Parattah Jubilee Hall.
Ross Village Market
3rd Sunday each month in Ross
A country market in a historic village. Find local handicrafts, produce and other delicious treats. From 9am.