After some heavy downpours this week, we’re in for a windy Friday before the sun is finally due to show its face again on Saturday and Sunday – although it still won’t get much warmer than 20 degrees on either day.
If you’re in the mood to step outside after all the rain, A Day at the Goat at Goaty Hill will be all about what constitutes our idea of a perfect Sunday: wines and picnicking.
Or stay indoors at Fullers Bookshop on Friday with the launch of Roadies, a new book from Stuart Coupe that is the result of more than 60 interviews with the unsung heroes of the music world: the roadies. And boy do they have some stories to tell.
This is also the last weekend before December hits – and it’ll be hard to forget what season it is if you’re in the CBD on Saturday. That’s right, it’s the Christmas parade! Plan your parking, eating, and viewing options with our interactive map.
While we’re in a festive mood, have you signed up to register your home for The Examiner Christmas light map? We also shared this week that there’s a new Christmas market on the scene: the James Scott Decorative Arts Society will be holding a market for homemade gifts and local produce in Scottsdale this year.
Farmgates thrown open
Tamar Valley food festival
The second annual Farmgate Festival will be held on November 24-25 at various locations along the West Tamar region, with patrons will visit a number of diverse farms and be taken on guided tours by enthusiastic farm operators. One and two day festival passes are available while some farm tours will be prebooked – tickets available through www.farmgatefestival.net.au/farms/. New inductions to the festival for 2018 include vineyard’s Waterton Hall Wines and Winter Brook Vineyard, mixed operations Yimarra Farm, Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs and Lavendar House – The Perfumery. Returning farms include Brady’s Lookout Cider, Tamar Valley Hazelnuts, Muddy Creek Apples, Langdale Farm, Bridgenorth Berries, Grey Sands Vineyard, Lentara Grove, Honey Tasmania – The Beehive and Village Olive Grove.
A touch of thai
Food and culture
The first Thai food and culture festival to take place in Northern Tasmania. Events will feature Thai and Asian food stalls, Thai and local beers, and drinks such as Thai milk teas and Doi Saket drip coffees. Cooking demonstrations will include Tom Yum Soup, Papaya Salad, and Kanom Krok Thai coconut pancakes. Traditional performances will take place, as will kids activities such as Thai arts and crafts. Massages and Thai products will also be available. The festival will take place on Sunday, November 25 from noon at St Ailbes Hall.
Street Food at Bakers Lane
The York Street restaurant and bar will be holding a South-East Asian street food cook-up, with chef Yyan Ng serving up fresh Malaysian satay, laksa, rojak (Malaysian salad) and roti. Sunday November 25 from 2pm, $25 online $30 at the door.
Chamber music in Longford
Alexandra Harris and Clare Corban-Banks from Camerata Obscura will be be performing a Bruch double concerto on violin and viola. Held at Christ Church, Longford, on Sunday November 25 at 2pm, $20 adult, $15 concession.
Roll up for family fun
Action at the Deloraine Show
Patrons will be entertained and have the opportunity to have a photo taken with the exotic birds Gomez and Friends and mini goats, while the young and adventurous can battle to see how long they can last on the mechanical bull. There will be lots for young children to do in the Kids Zone including story time, face painting, bubble blowing, puppet shows and a ball pit. The show will also feature the return of a full chopping program following a two-year hiatus, along with traditional exhibits. Saturday November 24 at the Deloraine Showground.
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