Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of the Escape Valve blog.
Did you get to any of the 5 Cool Things you can do in September?
It’s been pretty quiet in the Escape Valve offices as far as Tassie has been concerned. There has also been a distinct Oreo shortage.
Although failing miserably in bringing the Tasmanian Microbrew Festival to life via social media, I did get along to the festival on September 8 for a couple of cheeky beers. I tried the Buttons Brewing Hazard Ale and The Spotty Dog Li’l Ballard Milk Stout. According to a newspaper article during the week, stouts are all the rage at the moment, and I am happy to say that Spotty Dog’s is a good one.
Anyways, it’s coming up to October. So, what’s on in Tasmania? Here are the 5 Cool Things that Escape Valve has picked out for you.
5 Cool Things in October 2018
1. Devonport Food and Wine Festival
Food, glorious foooood. Visit the north-west city of Devonport for a month long celebration of food. You are encouraged to try something new at this years festival.
When: The entire month of October
Where: Devonport, at a guess.
For further information: www.devonportfoodandwine.com.au
2. Sheffield Medieval Festival
Full contact sword combat, armoured knights, archery and jousting! There’s kid stuff too at this family friendly event.
When: Sometime in the medieval era. 1220’s were a pretty good time. Otherwise, try 13 -14 October.
Where: Sheffield, The Town of Murals. Northern Tasmania.
Their Facebook page has updates and more info:
3. World Gin & Tonic Day
A bit like a horse and carriage, hey Frank? These two go together better than most, and they have their own day! Celebrate by drinking one or the other, or both!
When: 19 October. Or the day after your last memory of events.
Where: All around the world, but importantly in Tasmania at The Spirit Bar in Burnie.
This event features 12 of Tasmania’s finest gins.
For more info: spiritbartasmania.com.au
4. The Unconformity
An arts festival with a difference. It explores the enigma that is Queenstown, a mining town on Tasmania’s wild west coast.
When: 19 – 21 Oct
Where: The small mining town of Queenstown. The home of the gravel footy field.
The cool website is: theunconformity.com.au
5. Urban Wine Walk – Hobart
Turn your Saturday afternoon in to a self-guided wine sampling adventure around Hobart. This was maybe once called a pub crawl, but I digress.
When: 20 October
Where: At 14 of Hobart’s finest venues
For tickets and more info: events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/urban-wine-walk-hobartspring/listing
…Did you really think the Royal Hobart Show would make the 5 Cool Things list???
I hope these events help you enjoy your Tasmanian October in 2018.
Looking ahead to November:
Bicheno Food & Wine Festival
Where: Bicheno, East Coast
When: Saturday 17 November
Go to: www.bichenofestivals.com.au – get your tickets now!
Where: Various locations across Tasmania
When: Various dates across November
It Sparkles! if you like sparkling wine, this could be for you.
The website has more info and tix: www.effervescencetasmania.com
The Great Huon Valley Festival
Where: Franklin, Huon Valley
When: The weekend of 10-11 November
The Huon is a splendid place and they do festivals well.
Click the link to the website: thegreathuonvalley.com.au
Cheers for reading,