The summer months are most definitely the peak months for tourism in Tasmania, as it is for many parts of Australia.
The Tasmanian event calendar is jam packed from late Spring through to early autumn and then is tends to get a little sparse.
This year there are a number of events lined up that should help bring the tourists here in the colder months and get the locals out and about!
Tasmanian Heritage Festival
The Heritage Festival is held annually over the month of May and features a full program of events.
Agfest is an agricultural field dat that now has over 700 exhibitors and more than 80,000 visitors. It is held annually in Carrick (northern Tasmania) and will be on from 2-4 May this year.
Information can be found here.
Savour celebrates Tasmanian produce – food, wine, other beverages – across a range of events from 29 May to 2 June.
The program is available here.
This festival is presented by MONA (Museum of New and Old Art) and runs from 13-23 June in Hobart.
Tickets have just gone on sale for the events.
Also, if you live in Australia, but outside of Tasmania, you can enter a draw to share in $100,000 worth of airfares to Hobart during MOFO.
This is an annual event held in Hobart which showcases the red wines of southern Tasmania.
The events is help over two days from 1-2 June, in Hobart.
If you love your food and wine, then Tastings at the Top at Cradle Mountain Lodge is the place to be from 22-24 June.
The lodge has a three night package available that includes the events dinners and tastings. All details are here.
It will be cold at Cradle Mountain so bring the thermals!
The Festival of Voices is held each winter in Hobart and showcases national and international acts. It will be held from 5-14 July.
The program for 2013 can be found here.
Held in Latrobe, near Devonport, the Chocolate Winterfest will suit any chocolate lover. It is being held on 7 July.
All information is at their website here.
Tasmanian Pinot Noir Showcase
The Pinot Shop in Launceston is hosting their annual pinot showcase on 27 July. This is a chance to taste some great pinot noir wines, many not easily available.
As part of the weekend, they also host a Tasmanian Truffle Dinner at Stillwater restaurant that night, 27 July.
Salamanca Market in Hobart runs all year round and attracts good numbers every Saturday. Info on the market can be found here.
For a listing of other markets in Tasmania and contact details, go here.