The Koonya Garlic Festival is a uniquely original Tasman food experience that celebrates the joy of garlic, the food it flavours and the music and arts that it inspires!
Tasmania's premier garlic harvest celebration ... There is something very special about a harvest festival and the South East region of Tasmania with its exceptional natural beauty and rich farming and colonial history, provides the perfect backdrop for a garlic harvest celebration.
Tasmania, and the SE region in particular, cultivates some of the best quality garlic in the world, its cool temperate climate, good soils, clean air and water providing the perfect conditions for the cultivation of delicious, healthy garlic and for numerous passionate professional and amateur garlic growers to thrive.
At the festival's heart lies the iconic garlic growers competition. Every year the festival also features a range of inspiring expert talks and gastronomic masterclasses with some of Tasmania's most celebrated chefs and cooks.
Foodies and garlic-lovers can also sample the best the SE region has to offer: with a range of stalls offering a selection of award-winning wines, gins, whiskies and craft beer, as well as a literal smorgasbord of delicious garlic-inspired dishes to choose from.
Music is also becoming an increasingly popular element of the festival, so why not pop down, kick back, relax and enjoy some of Tasmania's most talented acoustic musicians.
Parents will also be thrilled to bits with plenty of fun activities planned for the kids.
There's no other festival experience quite like it ....