The ‘Iconic As’ Wynyard Tulip Festival is back, with 30th anniversary celebrations set to explode with colour and fun in Gutteridge Gardens on October 8.
“To celebrate the return of the Tulip Festival after a pandemic pause, the festivities will be bigger and better than ever. We have an exceptional line-up of live entertainment and roving performers to help make our 30th anniversary one to remember.” Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh said.
Live music will feature on The Vault Main Stage, including crowd favourites the Pete Cornelius Trio, The Sheyana Band, Halfway to Forth, Hump Entertainment, Chris O, Clinton Hutton and Amy Pegg. Slip Stream Circus will also dazzle audiences with a jaw-dropping aerial performance.
There will be plenty to keep the littlies entertained as well, with the Giant Chefs, Electra Android, Bluey Dog, Minion Bob, face painters and glitter tattoo artists scattered throughout the festival site.
Thrill seekers will be satisfied with an enclosure of slithering reptiles and, for the brave, a side show alley featuring Xtreme Rides.
The event will maintain a uniquely Tasmanian flavour, with an eclectic mix of craft stalls showcasing the local artistic talent and an array of brews, wines and food stalls providing mouth-watering delights.
Helicopter rides will whisk visitors up and over the event back drop of Table Cape, and free buses will shuttle guests to the Tulip Farm to see the impressive seasonal displays.
“The Table Cape Tulip Farm is a must-see attraction and is part of what makes the Tulip Festival so colourful and vibrant. We look forward to showing visitors just how iconic the Tulip Festival is,” Mayor Walsh said.
This free event kicks off at 11am and will run until 9pm, with a spectacular fireworks display concluding festivities over the mouth of the Inglis River.
The ‘Iconic As’ Tulip Festival is part of the Spring Loaded Program of events that will be running throughout the month of October. For a full program visit www.warwyn.tas.gov.au/tulip-festival-spring-loaded/