Event held on July 10

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival

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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Daily, until 12/07/2020


Willie Smith's Apple Shed is the hottest hut in the Huon Valley: craft ciders, locally-sourced lunches, and plenty of space to sit, chat and roll in the hay. They've partnered up with other like-minded locals to throw a Mid-Winter Festival to celebrate the region's apple-picking history. At its core is a focus on wassailing: the ages-old tradition of scaring evil spirits from the orchard in order to bring on a bumper crop. Now, things may seem a little strange at first: shouting, banging drums, fire, shotguns, giving gifts to the trees and so forth, but what else would you expect? And if none of that bobs your Geeveston fanny, that's okay too - there'll be a two-storey effigy, fire, feasting and eclectic folk music in abundance.