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Keep up to date with Farmgate Festival’s latest news in 2020!


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Info for buses

September 9, 2020
If you intend arranging for a bus tour to Farmgate Festival, please note that our venues are working farms and vineyards. They may have limited access for large vehicles, and may be on rough ground with unsealed roads or tracks. Please plan your tour carefully and contact our venues direct in advance, for advice on whether their property is suitable, and where parking might be possible. Contact details for all farms can be found under the listings on our Farms page.
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Discover the Tamar

August 10, 2020
If it’s your first visit to the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania, there are treats in store for you. The Tamar is a wonderful destination in its own right. A scenic valley stretching from Launceston all the way up to the north coast, it boasts some of the most beautiful and productive landscapes in the island. Many small rural business call this valley home, producing everything from truffles to micro greens to wine – everything you see in the festival and so much more. Follow the ribbon of road up the West Tamar and you’ll find your way studded with…
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A Four Seasons Soiree

August 10, 2020
The owners of Loira Vines first saw their vineyard as visitors. Holidaying in Tasmania a few years back, they called in for a wine tasting, and liked what they saw so much, they bought the business! That's how former school teacher and publican Mirabai and Adrian Carruthers came to move from regional New South Wales to their own little slice of heaven in the Tamar. They've put their mark on the place, rebuilding the cellar door, and garnering a reputation for generous platters served on the weekend. This year they will host an exclusive dinner on Friday 20thand Saturday 21st…
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Farmgate Festival 2020

August 10, 2020
Farmgate Festival returns for a fourth year in 2020, connecting people with locally produced food. The festival will take place this year on 21st and 22nd November, when a handful of small farm and rural businesses in the West Tamar will open their gates to the public for the weekend. Visitors can visit the farms they’re interested in, for short guided tours hosted by the business owners themselves. The aim of the festival is to educate and inform people on how real food is produced. This year, thirteen businesses will take part. Some have been part of the festival since…
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