Festival Date

This year’s festival is:
Sunday March 19 2023
9:30am – 4:00pm
338 Four Springs Road, Selbourne


Due to the size of our site, we are limiting the number of patrons to 2000. Book your tickets online using the button below to ensure you don’t miss out. If we don’t reach our 2000 limit then we’ll also be selling tickets at the gate. Gate tickets are $3 more expensive than online tickets.
If you have problems with the button, try this link instead.


Click here to download your programme. We’ll have copies at the gate, but you can reduce waste by viewing on your phone or tablet!

Eat Local, Grow Local 

The Tasmanian Garlic and Tomato Festival is embracing “Eat Local, Grow Local” as a fantastic theme for the 2023 Festival
A Festival of all things tomato and garlic and local produce and people.

Let’s grow local:

Keynote Speakers

Nevil Reed is the production manager of Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes, producing Australia’s biggest range of tomato varieties.
Florian Bonefant and Maurice (Momo) Henault from Seed Freaks, committed to providing Australian growers 400 varieties of heirloom seeds, grown by them in local soils, for local soils.

Tomato Tours

Annette Reed from Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes will take you on a tour around the farm’s Tomato Patch. She will discuss the current growing season and explain why a tomato is not simply a tomato.

Let’s eat local:

Revamped and expanded local produce competitions – why not show us your skills and bring along your good looking tomatoes, garlic, sauces, chutneys and art to enter, or, if the season wasn’t that great to you, enter the ugliest produce you have!

Cooking Demonstrations with one of Launceston’s Premier Chefs from Grain of the Silos, transforming local, fresh produce into elegant dishes

Plus all your favourites:  

  • Live music all day
  • Produce stalls from local farmers and businesses
  • Food and Beverage Stalls
  • Children’s activities
  • Tomato and garlic challenges and races
  • Demonstrations including garlic braiding, avocado seed carving and Dumpling making
  • Bushwalk and Treasure Hunt

Let’s donate local:

Some people who would like to come to the festival can’t afford the entry fee. Would you like to give them a wonderful day out in the country sunshine? We’re partnering with Deloraine House to Pay it Forward! Deloraine House is a community service organisation that works with individuals, families and groups to build community connectedness, participation and well-being in Meander Valley.

If you’d like to pay for a ticket for someone else, please choose a ‘Pay it Forward’ donation amount when you purchase your tickets. We’ll give the tickets to Deloraine House to distribute. Each $12 buys a ticket for someone in need. This option closes on Sunday March 12th, to give us time to distribute the tickets.

Have a question?

You might find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions. If not, use that page to ask us via the contact form!

How To Get There

From Launceston, travel west along the Bass Highway for about 20 km.
Take the turn off for Hagley.
Turn right onto C507 and then left through the roundabout onto B54.
From Hagley, travel north on Selbourne Road (C735) for about 8 km.
At Selbourne, turn right onto Four Springs Road and travel north for about 4 km.
The final 500 m of this road is gravel.

From Devonport, travel east along the Bass Highway.
Take the Westbury turnoff, turning left onto B72 Birralee Road.
Travel along Birralee Road for about 8 km.
Turn right onto C735 Selbourne Road.
Travel along Selbourne Road for about 4 km until you reach Selbourne.
At Selbourne, turn left onto Four Springs Road and travel north for about 4 km.
The final 500 m of this road is gravel.

There will be signs on the road near the farm to direct you.