Festivale have locked in television chef Simon Bryant for the upcoming event.

FESTIVALE: Television chef Simon Bryant tries some Tasmanian herbs and peppers at Burnie's Farmers Market in 2010. Picture: Peter Lord.

FESTIVALE: Television chef Simon Bryant tries some Tasmanian herbs and peppers at Burnie's Farmers Market in 2010. Picture: Peter Lord.

Organisers of the 30th Festivale are preparing for the thousands of wine and beer lovers, foodies and families to flock to next year’s event. 

Festivale chairman Lou Clark said the upcoming event will be bigger and better than before. 

A plethora of local exhibitors are expected to converge on City Park for the 2017 event with entertainment sure to please crowds.

“In addition to showcasing some of the best food, wine, beer and ciders produced in the state, we have guest chef Simon Bryant, Adam Brand performing on Friday and a double billing on Saturday night with The Badloves and Taxiride,” Ms Clark said. 

Mr Bryant will host a three-hour cooking demonstration with Stillwater’s Craig Will and Fiona Hoskin in the John Hart Conservatory on the last day of the event.  Children’s entertainment, an outdoor theatre and comedy featuring local and interstate acts are also locked in. 

Adult tickets start at $15 and went on sale on Thursday. For more information, visit festivale.com.au

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