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Longford Blooms open gardens

Longford Blooms 2019

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm UTC+11

Open Garden Weekend Longford Blooms, Longford's Open Garden weekend, celebrates Longford's beautiful gardens in spring, in conjunction with the Woolmers Festival of Roses.   This year's gardens include two historic gardens that have never been opened before, and many other local gardens.  Also on offer will be plant stalls, craft, food and champagne.   Tickets are available on the day and include entry to all of the gardens.

Woolmers Festival of Roses 2019

Woolmers Estate Festival of Roses 2019

November 17

Woolmers will be displaying thousands of roses, as well as over 80 stalls ranging from wine, food, jewellery, art and crafts, at their annual Festival of Roses. There will be some wonderful activities for children on the day. Woolmers Estate, near the historic town of Longford, is a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania and is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia. Woolmers Festival of Roses 2019

World Fly Fishing Championships 2019

November 30 - December 8

Tasmania will the host of the 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships.

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Longford Academy Summer School in Building Conservation

9 February 2020 - 15 February 2020

This seven-day course focuses on traditional building materials including stone, brick, mortar, plaster, wood, metals and finishes. It covers their properties, how they weather and decay, and how they are best conserved. Topics include salt attack and rising damp, repointing of mortar joints, timber decay and termites, and galvanic corrosion of metals. Theory sessions are supported by inspections on the Brickendon and Woolmers Estates.   Roof repairs at Woolmers Estate  

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Penny Farthing Festival 2020.

22 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+11

Events held throughout the day include:   - The feature race of the day, the National Penny Farthing Championship. The fastest eight riders advance through heats in to the final, which is over 4 laps of the circuit, a total distance of one mile.  - Separate championship races for ladies, juniors (under 16), veterans 1 (50+), 2   (60+), 3 (70+).  -  Slow race (last over the line wins)  -  Slalom (two at a time around witches’ hats)  -  Novice…

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Glover Prize 2020

7 March 2020 - 15 March 2020

John Glover and Prize John Glover was a successful British painter and contemporary of Turner and John Constable. Glover painted in the picturesque style advocated by Claude Lorraine, taking the Grand Tour of Europe and wandering the moors and mountains of Britain in search of inspiration. Glover immigrated to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) to join his children, arriving on 18 February 1831, coincidently his 64th birthday. He obtained one of the last large grants of land on the island, settling at…

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AGFEST 2020

7 May 2020 - 9 May 2020

Agfest is an event organised by the volunteer members of the Rural Youth Tasmania who spend countless hours organising and working to ensure everyone enjoys the Agfest experience, being held on the 7-9 May 2020. Agfest is a multi-award winning event and offers an excellent opportunity for your business to showcase its products to thousands of people. Agfest is an agricultural and machinery field day event that has been operating for 37 years. It is a Tasmanian success story that…

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