Targa Tasmania is a world class international motorsport event about to enter its 24th consecutive year. This is a tarmac rally that travels over 2000kms with over 40 competitive stages on closed roads for the true motoring enthusiast, catering for up to 300 selected cars approved by invitation. With documentation and scrutiny, and welcome party on the weekend of the … Read More
Five minutes drive from The Racecourse Inn is Brickendon Farm, one of Australia’s oldest farming properties, which has been continuously farmed by the Archer Family since 1824. ?Situated on the alluvial soils of the Norfolk Plains, on the banks of the Macquarie River, Brickendon lies next to Woolmers, also an?important convict estate. In July 2010 Brickendon and nearby Woolmers were … Read More
Calling all car enthusiasts – vintage, veteran, bikes and so much more. Join in for a relaxing family day out. Food, drink, children’s activities, Taiko drummers and entertainment. Caf? open or bring your picnic rug. Dogs welcome.
The Longford Revival Festival is a unique event, celebrating the historical home of Australian Motorsport. Held over two days and nights, it captures the sights and sounds of Longford?s Motorsport heyday, transporting festival goers back to the 1960s. It highlights the unmatched?motoring heritage of Longford, and the unique festival environment with something for everyone. The?Longford?Revival Festival will be a delight … Read More
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 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
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 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