Tulip Festival & Spring Loaded

The Wynyard Tulip Festival is the iconic feature event in the annual Spring Loaded program – a month of fun that celebrates all that is colourful, beautiful and unique about Waratah-Wynyard.

2023 Festival Dates

  • Spring Loaded Calendar of Events: Between 1 -31 October, 2023
  • Bloom Time! Wynyard Tulip Festival, Saturday 14 October 2023

The Wynyard Tulip Festival is a spectacular day of festivities held on the second Saturday of October each year at 11am – 9pm at Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard. The festival celebrates the breathtaking tulips in full bloom at the Table Cape Tulip Farm, as well as all that makes Waratah-Wynyard idyllic and unique.  It also attracts some exciting entertainment and attractions from across the state and further afield!  Entry is FREE. 

What to expect at the Wynyard Tulip Festival – a huge array of food stalls, more entertainment than ever seen before and an extended festival site! 

The Tulip Festival Foreshore Market is also an integral part of the festival and is held on the first and third Sunday of each month from 8.30am until 2pm.

For more information on any of these events contact the Waratah-Wynyard Council on (03) 6443 8333.

2023 Bloom Time – Spring Loaded Program

Download a copy of the 2023 Bloom Time-Spring Loaded Program below.

2023 Wynyard Tulip Festival Raffle

The Tulip Festival Raffle returned for 2023 with an incredible list of prizes on offer.

It was drawn on the Main Stage at Bloom Time Tulip Festival, on the day of the event which was 14th October 2023. 

Click below for more information.

Bloom Time Upcycling Competition

Council sponsored a digital upcycling competition to celebrate the upcoming Waratah-Wynyard ‘Bloom Time’ Tulip Festival 2023.

Applications closed midnight Friday, 13 October 2023 and winners will be announced soon. Click below for more information.

Would your business or organisation like to sponsor the Wynyard Tulip Festival in 2024?

The Waratah-Wynyard community were blown away by the instant return to popularity of the Tulip Festival post covid – visitors to the area skyrocketed in 2022 and 2023, with people travelling to attend the event from all over the state and country. 

The success of the Tulip Festival is built on the ownership of the people who live, play and work here. The festival has become part of the Wynyard identity. Novel and free activities for families crank up the joy factor, artisans and craft folk enjoy the opportunity to perform and share their original wares and lower Goldie Street becomes a foodie haven. Games, rides and rich raffles delight, and friends connect on the riverbank and dance as the live music kicks into the evening and fireworks light up the sky over town. Each year the event evolves, shaped by the people who take part in it.

For over 30 years, the Tulip Festival thrives on the continued support of community, sponsors, and visitors.

Here is a copy of the 2023 Sponsorship Proposal.

A 2024 Sponsorship Proposal will be created in the leadup to the 2024 event. 

Your sponsorship creates this opportunity for people to come together and retain free entry to festival activities.
We would love your business to come on board and be part of this iconic local festival.  Please contact Lucy on email ltaylor@warwyn.tas.gov.au or phone 6443 8333.

Are you interested in having a stall at the 2023 Waratah-Wynyard Council Tulip Festival? Council is keen to hear from anyone who would like to participate. Complete the forms below and return to Council by 30 June 2023 by emailing council@warwyn.tas.gov.au.

Stallholder Expression of Interest

Volunteers form an integral part of the Festival’s success and a huge thank you must go to the Wynyard Fire Brigade, Wynyard Lions Club, and all the people that roll up their sleeves every year. 

Complete the form below to register your interest to become a volunteer for the Tulip Festival or Spring Loaded.

A complete Access Guide for the 2023 Tulip Festival can be downloaded here. For further enquiries, please contact the Community Activation Team on 6443 8333.


In 1991, the Wynyard Tourism and Promotion Association ran the first Tulip Festival in Wynyard, offering a weekend of entertainment, stalls and attractions to promote the area and attract visitors to our town and the North West Coast. From the outset, Wynyard was labeled by news reporters as “Tulip Town” and this has become somewhat of a continuing connection.

By 1997 the Wynyard Tulip Festival had formed a committee in its own right and had taken on an incorporated status, which in 2005 a Special Committee of the Waratah-Wynyard Council. The Festival is now coordinated by the Waratah-Wynyard Council.

In 2020, the Tulip Festival was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To continue annual celebrations but still abide by gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirement, the Waratah-Wynyard Council created The Spring Loaded Program, a month of fun that was comprised of smaller events for the community to enjoy.

With the return of the Wynyard Tulip Festival in 2022 and the success of The Spring Loaded Program over the previous two years, Council decided to run both events concurrently for the first time in October 2022. 

Tulip Festival Volunteer Expression of Interest Form