The biggest part of the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival may be the best of East Coast produce, but another major drawcard is the music and art.
Festival chairman David Reed said patrons would enjoy delicious food and drink alongside a line-up of local musicians and performers who were set to entertain the masses.
One band performing at the event is made up of pupils from St Marys District School.
The group recently took out second place at the Launceston Blues Awards, and will perform a mix of old school rock classics and contemporary music.
Music newcomer and Newstead College student Saree Salter will also perform at the festival, alongside alternative country band The Blackstone Dukes, Bicheno locals The Pretty Things, and renowned Tassie band the Bad Dad Orchestra.
More music can be found at Devils Corner Cellar Door, where Music on the Lawn will take place on November 18. Artists performing were yet to be announced.
An exhibition of paintings by an award-winning East Coast wildlife artist will open on the first day of the festival.
Vanessa Richardson is a renowned artist and owner of Waubs Bay Gallery, where her exhibition Beneath the Surface will be on display.
Another event taking place at the festival is the classic surfboard exhibition, which is now in its sixth year.
“A classic event at the festival is the surfboard exhibition, which will return again this year, giving local surfers and tourists alike an occasion to appreciate some of Australia’s oldest surfboards,” Mr Reed said.
The event is an opportunity for patrons to listen to the stories behind the boards, and appreciate the ways surfboard design had progressed over past decades.
For more information about the events taking place at the festival, and to book tickets, events, or masterclasses, visit www.bichenofestivals.com.au.
Tickets to masterclasses with David Quon, Phil Liang, and Terry Fidler have sold out.
- The Bicheno Food and Wine Festival will run from November 16 to 18.
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