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Tuesday 20 November 2018

New look as Taste of Tasmania marks its 30th birthday

Tasmania's biggest festival of food wine and entertainment, The Taste of Tasmania, will celebrate its 30th birthday this summer on the Hobart waterfront.

The Taste of Tasmania has unveiled its largest-ever program of stallholders and free entertainment including live music, circus and street entertainment, activities for children and the whole family as well as reserved seating for those wanting a guaranteed prime position.

And best of all, entry is completely free. Thank you Hobart taxpayers.

Taste of Tasmania director Brooke Webb said: “The Taste of Tasmania program is an adventure for the all the senses. From a full culinary program where foodies can enjoy exclusive experiences and get hands on with Tasmania’s leading chefs and culinary influences, to the largest selection of stallholders ever seen at The Taste all proudly showcasing Tasmanian’s best dishes, to a huge program of entertainment and activities for the family and our New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Ball, there is something for everybody at this Year’s Taste.”

This year The Taste of Tasmania launches a new concept space known as ‘greener grass.’ Greener grass is a new concept that develops small business through incubation and innovation whilst creating opportunities for emerging businesses to grow and develop.

Greener grass is a dynamic space where businesses have shorter stays and can showcase for three days, four days or seven days depending on their resources.

Running from Friday, December 28 to Thursday, January 3, 2019, all culinary offerings are proudly 100% Tasmanian, with 112 stallholders, an increase of 35 stall holders from 2017.

Among the produce being showcased: seafood, cheese, berries, cool-climate wines, craft beers and ciders, gin and whisky. Attractions will include Bream Creek Vineyard (which has attended all 29 previous Tastes, and regular award-winners Home Hill Wines.

Gourmet farmer stars Matthew Evans and Sadie Chrestman from Fat Pig Deli will be serving farm-fresh deli-style platters in The Atrium, while Porky Duck will appear for the first time with crispy duck, duck waffles and duck rolls.

Also look out for Seven Sheds beers; Rukkus Fried Chicken and palawa kipli, serving up Aboriginal-inspired street food.

A full list of stallholders can be found here:

For the best seat in the house The Taste of Tasmania offers reserved seating for visitors wanting a guaranteed seat among the action. With three, four-hour sessions on offer each day, reserved seating costs $25 and is located in a prime waterfront location.

Every night of the festival there will be a headline performance from some of Australia's best party bands play main-stage including: four-times ARIA-nominated powerhouse Mojo Juju and the most exciting new RnB artist in Australia, Kaiit.

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