It is time for 5 Cool Things You Can Do in November.

October was a crazy fast month. Or was it just me?

I spent the majority of October in the wondrous lands of England and Norway. It was my “Escape from Tasmania”. It’s good to be home. I guess.

Return to work has been woeful. Jetlagged. Exhausted. Trying to write this without head butting the keyboard.

November, sometimes better known as “The Month Before December” has some very winey events on in the Land of Tasmania.

Sidenote, I recently read a blog where someone referred to Tasmania as “Little New Zealand”. Has ANYONE ever heard Tassie called that before? Ever???? I get pissed off when Tassie is spelt any other way. Tazzie, Tasi, Tassy et cetera et cetera. But Little New Zealand? WTF?

Anyways, back on topic. There are a bunch of fun outdoor events on in November. I’ve picked out the coolest five to be part of Escape Valve’s 5 Cool Things in Tasmania in November.

Right… read on. 1,2,3 here we go, GERONIMO!!!!

5 Cool Things in November 2018

1. Bicheno Food and Wine Festival

Food and wine tends to be a good combination. Visit Bicheno for some fun times and vino.

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When: 16-18 November

Where: The splendid coastal town of Bicheno.

See the website for further information:


2. Effervescence Tasmania

If you love the sparkling stuff, this is for you! This festival features Tasmania’s world class sparkling wines.

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When: 11 – 18 November

Where: Hobart and Launceston, with many events at Josef Chromy Wines.

For further info:

3. The Great Huon Valley Festival

The Huon Valley has never looked so good!

The festival will feature water activities including jet boat rides, paddle boats, tall ship cruises and kayaks for hire.

There will also be selections from the Huon Valley pantry of goodness, such as ciders, wines and the gourmet food the Valley is renowned for.

Check out the promo!

When: 10 – 11 November

Where: Franklin in the glorious Huon Valley, in the south of Tasmania. 40 Minutes drive from Hobart.

All the info is at:


4. The Huon Show

Looking for a “good ol’ country show”? The Huon Show is one of Tassie’s best. It’s a great family day out to a classic country show. Farm machinery, kids entertainment and competitions, and local food and drink to keep the adults happy too.

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Family entertainment at the Huon Show

When: 17 November, 8am – 4.30pm

Where: Ranelagh Showgrounds, Huon Valley

The website is

5. Diwali

It is India’s biggest and most significant celebration of the year. Get in the spirit and enjoy Indian cuisine, events and dancing.

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Enjoy Diwali celebrations done Hobart style

When: 9 November 4.30 – 9.00pm

Where: Franklin Square, Hobart

Facebook page:


Looking ahead to December:


Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

This 628 nautical mile ocean classic as been running since 1945. It begins in Sydney on 26 December with 92 registered yachts, and ends in Hobart, with the super maxi yachts often finishing just a couple of days later. Join in the celebrations and festivities at Hobart’s Constitution Dock.

Website is:

The Taste of Tasmania

“The Taste” celebrates all things Tasmanian from 28 December to 3 January. Fantastically located on Hobart’s waterfront at Princes Wharf Shed No1 and on Parliament House Lawns. It’s where Tassie comes together over the end of year holiday period.

See the website for New Years Eve bookings and program of events

Falls Festival

Rock on down to Marion Bay on the idyllic east coast for the 3 day music festival headlined by Vance Joy, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Hilltop Hoods, Catfish and The Bottlemen and Toto!

Is it wrong that I am most excited about Toto?

Check the website for tickets and program:

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