FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I get a Festival Pass?

    Buy your Festival Pass online at any time. Click on Buy Tickets at the top of the page.

    An adult pass is just $17 if you buy online before 3 November.

    Buy an adult pass at the Festival Hub or any farm on the festival weekend for $20.

    Children under 15 years can visit the Festival free.

     

  • How do I get Festival Dinner Tickets?

     

    Our Saturday night Festival dinner featuring Massimo Mele at Timbre Kitchen in Legana is now sold out.

  • How do I choose which farm venues to visit?

    Download the program from our website and choose which farms to visit. Also available here are Planners with suggested routes of up to four farms.

    You will find programs, planners and help at the Hub too.

    To make the most of your festival experience, we suggest you plan to visit two farms in the morning, stop for lunch, and visit two more farms in the afternoon. You should plan on spending half an hour to an hour at each farm.

    Check the timing of tours at each farm in the Festival program.

    Please note that you must book separately and in advance to visit Van Diemen Aquaculture. 

  • Why do I have to book separately and in advance to visit Van Diemen Aquaculture? 

    VDA’s salmon farm at Rowella will accommodate limited numbers for tours on the Festival weekend.

    The farm’s fishery platforms and walkways are not suitable for wheelchair access or pushchairs. Children must be supervised by parents or carers at all times.

  • What is there to do at a festival farm venue?

    Farms will have tastings and sales of their products, and will offer a walking tour of the farm. Ever wanted to pat a pig, meet the Angus cattle who provide your burgers, or get tips on growing micro-herbs in hothouses? Now’s your chance!

    Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

    We recommend you bring a bag, cool bag or even an Eskie to take home gifts and treats, particularly if you wish to purchase gourmet meat products from some of our farmers.

    Please note that farms may not have Eftpos facilities.

    Biosecurity measures may be in place at some farms – you may be asked to step in a shallow water bath and we recommend you wear closed-in shoes.  

  • How do farms know I have paid?

    When you buy a Festival Pass at the Hub or a Farm, you will also be given a wristband. If you have pre-purchased your Festival Pass online, present your printed ticket at the Hub or a Farm and you will be given a wristband to wear for the rest of your visit to the Festival.

    So long as you are wearing this wristband, you can get into any farm venue for the two days of the festival weekend.

    Farm staff will check to see if you have a wristband when you arrive at their farm.

  • I’ve lost or broken my wristband, what do I do?

    Present your broken wristband or your festival pass receipt to staff at a farm or at the Festival Hub. They will give you a replacement wristband.

  • What should I wear? 

    We recommend you wear closed-in, sturdy shoes as you will be visiting working farms. Ground may be rough, gravel, woodchip, wet underfoot or even muddy, depending on the weather.

    Please wear outdoor clothing suited to the weather conditions and to visiting a farm.

  • What if the weather’s bad, will the Festival still go ahead? 

    The Festival will still be on! For showery or overcast weather the festival will go ahead unchanged. Please bring your coat, umbrella and gumboots!

    In the case of really bad weather with severe conditions, rain and wind, we may reduce our offerings at farms. Walking tours may be shortened or cancelled.

    Please check this website or our Facebook page if bad weather is forecast.

    If you have chosen to receive our emails, we will be in touch by email.

  • I have low mobility, how will I get around?

    Tours at our farms are walking tours, often on rough ground such as farm paddocks. Taking part in these tours will require you to walk at a casual pace for approximately 200 metres.

    There will also be things like tastings, sales and displays at our farms which may be more easily accessible from a car park, although access may still be via a gravel path or grass paddock.

    Farms which may be more accessible (ie. with slightly flatter ground) may include Langdale Farm, Bridgenorth Berries, Tamar Valley Truffles, Honey Tasmania’s Beehive (shop).

  • Is the Festival suitable for children?

    Yes definitely.

    Please keep in mind, however, that farm tours and activities are designed with adults in mind. If you are visiting with children, we ask that you supervise them fully during your farm visits, with their safety and that of our farm livestock in mind.

    One or two of our farms may have petting animals – please ask for permission before touching livestock.

    Late primary school children with an interest in agriculture and food production will enjoy the festival farm tours.

    Tastings are always a hit with children, but we ask you to bear in mind that farms are providing samples for free. Going back for seconds is not considered polite!

  • What else is there to do in the Tamar Valley and northern Tasmania? 

    There is plenty to do and see in northern Tasmania! Check out our tourism pages for ideas.

    Tourism Northern Tasmania

    Discover Tasmania – Tamar Valley

    Tasmania – Go Behind the Scenery

    Northern Tasmania Food Diaries

  • Where should I stay? 

    Check out the following pages for ideas.

    Tourism Northern Tasmania accommodation

    Discover Tasmania Accommodation 

  • Where should I start?

    Visiting the Festival Hub in Exeter is a great way to start. You can buy festival passes if you haven’t bought online, pick up a program and find out more about which farms you might like to visit. There are food vans, displays and entertainments too.