Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival to shore up apple harvest

Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

2 May 2017

The fourth annual Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival is set to unite fire and folklore with Tasmania's award winning food and beverage producers.

Organisers are hoping to attract 15,000 people to this year's Festival, which brings to life age-old traditions like singing to apple trees to ensure a bumper crop.

Tasmania is building a great reputation as the place to be in cooler months with festivals and events like Dark MOFO and Festival of Voices.

We are proud to support them as a key part of our plan to grow tourism and the visitor economy.

We want to ensure regional Tasmania is sharing in the benefits of the state's tourism and event boom and have provided Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival organisers with $175 000 over three years to help it increase appeal and grow attendance numbers.

Its quirky mix of entertainment, fire rituals, wassailing, fresh produce and famous beverages is sure to again be a big hit with visitors and locals alike.

The Festival runs from 14-16 July. More information: