V8 Supercars Tyrepower Tasmania Supersprint


V8 Supercars return to Symmons Plains in northern Tasmania for the V8 Supercars Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint, from the 27-29 March. Marcos Ambrose returns to his home state, Tasmania, taking on a new generation of V8 Supercars and drivers at Tasmania?s premier motorsport facility. The weekend kicks off with two 60 kilometre races on Saturday, and one 200 kilometre feature race … Read More

Tasmanian Garlic and Tomato Festival


Tasmanian Garlic and Tomato Festival, Selbourne

Visit Tasmanian Natural Garlic and Tomatoes at their farm on Sunday 22nd March 2015, for the inaugural Garlic & Tomato Festival.

Ten Days on the Island


Ten Days on the Island, Australia?s only state-wide festival, is the festival that inspired them all. Tasmania?s premier cultural event has a new name, Tasmanian International Arts Festival. Since its inception in 2001, the festival has presented the work of an outstanding range of international, national and Tasmanian artists whose work celebrates global island culture. Ten Days has reached audiences … Read More

The Glover Prize


The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) is an acquisitive award for a landscape painting of Tasmania. The Glover Prize is awarded by The John Glover Society Inc. Entry is open to local, interstate and international Artists. The winner receives $40,000 plus a bronze maquette of John Glover by Peter Corlett valued at $5,000. All other exhibited entries are eligible … Read More

Longford Blessing of the Harvest Festival


Blessing of the Harvest Festivals date back to feudal times in England and Europe when rural communities gave thanks for the land, their families and animals, and prayed for the land to be productive. Longford?s festival was first held in 1995 and has been conducted each year since. Previously it was run by a committed band of local volunteers and … Read More

The Railway Hotel, now the Racecourse Inn, Longford

The Racecourse Inn, heritage accommodation in historic Longford, Tasmania

The Racecourse Inn was?originally intended to serve as?the Longford Railway Station, when the line was to run through Longford and?Cressy and then northwards. Construction of a railway was first considered after the establishment of “responsible government” in 1856, with the first track planned to run between Longford and Deloraine. The line was re-routed and the building?instead became the Racecourse Hotel, … Read More

Longford Show 2017


The first Longford Show was held on the 4th November 1857 behind the Blenheim Inn, Marlborough Street Longford, but was moved to an autumn show in 1858, which featured exhibitions of ports, seeds and other colonial products. Admission was 1 shilling. The first President of the then Northern Agricultural Society was Mr Thomas Reibey, who built Entally House. The Show … Read More