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.
The Festival At the festival's heart lies the now iconic garlic growers competition, open to both professional and amateur garlic growers. There is also now a category for children under the age of 16. And some great prizes to be won.
Each year the festival inspires garlic lovers with a range of free expert talks by some of Australia's most respected and celebrated horticultural experts. Visitors can also enjoy and indulge their love of garlic with a series of free cooking masterclasses lead by some of the state's (and country's) most celebrated and talented chefs.
Foodies will also be able to browse and sample a smorgasbord of delicious garlic artisan products and garlic inspired food as well as sampling award-winning wines, craft bear and cider.
Music lovers will also be thrilled with the free music entertainment, with a sensational line up of musical talent planned for the 2018 festival, including two of Tasmania's Festival of Voices best!
Not to be disappointed, parents will also be able to kick back and relax as the 2018 festival has a full fun packed day of activities planned for the kids! So much so they won't want to leave!
A delightfully quirky, fun, jam packed day - don't miss a moment!