The first NORTH Festival was such a hit that organisers are confident the event will return in 2022.
The joint venture between Cityprom and Eat It Tassie opened on October 13 at Avenue Restaurant and Bar's Oyster Party, and continued with a series of 26 events across 21 Launceston venues over two weeks.
Cityprom executive officer Amanda McEvoy said the festival turned from an idea to support Launceston's hospitality businesses through a small number of events to a large program quickly.
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"We have been blown away by the number of venues and producers who collaborated to help us create something really special that the community has supported and loved," she said.
Described as a "series of bite-sized events celebrating Tasmania's North", the festival included many sell-out events such as Mad Apple's Mad Hatters Dego, Earthy Eats' Long Table Dinner, and East Meets South - a collaboration between Pachinko and FermenTas.
Other popular events included the Tiki Takeover from Glazed and Confused, Spring Movie Night, and a mystery bar tour.
"Ticket sales and feedback from NORTH indicate that something like this has been missing from the Launceston events calendar," Cityprom marketing manager Larissa Murray said.
"The festival highlighted the outstanding produce, award-winning venues, and unique experiences in our region."
The festival also worked with Stelo at Pierre's, Cocoon Living Tea, and Yorktown Square businesses to produce a special NORTH menu for the venues throughout the event.
The festival finished up on October 27 with NORTH Final Cut - a collaboration between Alchemy Bar and Restaurant and Turners Stillhouse which mixed tunes and cocktails for attendees.
Ms McEvoy previously said the festival further secured the city's reputation as a food and wine destination.
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