An all new culinary festival is coming to the grounds of Civic Square this year featuring completely cruelty free cuisine and wine.
The Tasmanian Food and Wine Festival (v) will be held on three different days in November, December and March and will be an all vegan event.
That is not to say if you are not vegan you are not invited though, with festival organiser Eliza Allen saying she just wanted to share vegan culture with her adopted hometown.
"I just wanted an event where no animals were harmed, no fish were left gasping for air," she said.
"You won't have to ask 'is that food vegan? Is that wine vegan? Everything is vegan."
Eliza has pulled the festival together off her own back, and out of her own pocket, and her passion for the cause is palpable.
Three-hundred people can attend the event and Eliza said everyone will be adequately entertained with three live acts playing music across the all day event.
Eliza was keen to see the local community support what Launceston has to offer to the vegan scene and with success she hopes to take the event on tour.
"Maybe in the future we can take it down to Hobart. If it does go really well, hell, let's take it to Melbourne and show off Tasmanian produce," she said.
Eliza said sustainability was also high on the agenda and everything available at the festival will be compostable.
She also encouraged festival goers to bring their own wine glasses in an effort to reduce waste.
Minimal-intervention and cruelty free wines from Swing Gate and Luna wines, as well as Marion's Vineyard will fill the cups, while Du Cane beer will be on offer for those with a fondness for fizz.
Eliza Allen is a big name on the vegan scene in Launceston and hosts dinners and runs a stall at the Harvest market when she is offered a spot.
You can get along to the festival on November 14, December 19 or March 13.
Tickets are available online here.
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