5pm – 10:30pm

Celebrations kick off with a Nayri Niara Welcome Ceremony, culminating in the burning of our 15-metre-tall ‘Big Willie’, then we’ll all dance up a storm with a slew of acts that will get your heart thumping.


2pm – 11pm

Dust off your tatters and get ready to Wassail! We’ll scare away the spirits and sing to the apple trees to bless next year’s crop. Our much-loved Storytelling Cup is back, as is our epic bonfire – to keep your hearts and hands warm into the night.


10:30am – 4:30pm

Family Fun Day has a jam-packed day for kids including their own Wassail, yoga, kids telling their tales, leaf crown workshops, face painting and more!


Q. When do tickets go on sale?

A. Tickets are on sale now – find out more information and purchase tickets HERE

Q. Do I need to purchase kid’s tickets?

A. Kids 16 and under are free but you will still need to book them a ticket via the ticketing page. 

Q. Who can I contact about a ticketing issue?

A. For all enquiries about purchasing tickets, payment and delivery contact Moshtix – 1300 438 849

Q. Does my ticket to the Mid-Winter Banquet include entry to the festival?

A. You will need to purchase a Saturday festival ticket as well as a Mid-Winter Banquet ticket to gain access to the festival grounds.

Q. Where can I find information about buses?

A. You can find more information about buses HERE and purchase bus tickets HERE

Q. What is the Companion Card Policy?

A. Please email [email protected] for further information regarding Companion Cards.


Q. When will the program be released?

A. May 1, 2019.  You can find the program and more information about our amazing line-up HERE

Q. Will Willie Smith’s Apple Shed be open over the festival weekend?

A. Yes, opening hours will be

Friday 12 July 10am – 6pm

Saturday 13 July 10am – 5pm

Sunday 14 July 10am – 6pm

Q. How do I enter the Storytelling Slam?

A. Find out more information about how to enter the Storytelling Slam HERE

Q. How do I enter the Sculpture Competition?

A. Find out more information about how to enter the Sculpture Competition HERE. Entries have now closed for 2019. 


Q. Where is the festival location?

A.  Ranelagh Recreation Grounds, 49 Marguerite Street, Ranelagh

Q. Where can I park?

A. There will be plenty of parking adjacent to the festival site and we’ll also have disabled car parking available close to the main entrance. Please let festival staff know when you arrive at the car parking entrance and they’ll point you in the right direction. 

Q. Are dogs/pets allowed at the festival?

A. As much as we love four legged fur friends, we won’t be accepting dogs/pet at the festival site. 

Q. Can I camp onsite during the festival?

A. There is no onsite camping during the festival however we do have Glamping at the festival. Please contact Tasmanian Glamping Co direct via [email protected] for further information. 

Also located just 1.5km from the festival site is the Huon Valley Caravan & Camping Park.  

Q. Will there be vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options at the Festival?

A. Yes there will be a range of amazing food options catering for vegans, vegetarians and gluten free

Q. Will there be wheelchair access?

A. Yes, however, please keep in mind the grounds could be wet or uneven depending on the weather. For more information regarding special access arrangements, please email [email protected] and we will do everything we can to meet your needs. The buses can be wheelchair accessible as long as we have prior notice.

Q. Will there be first aid onsite?

A. Yep, we’ll have St Johns on site to assist you when needed. 

Q. How can I pay or access money at the Festival?

Most stalls will accept cash and card. There will also be an ATM on site.