A Message from the Chair

It was our best festival ever, but it’s over now. The music has died. The crowds have gone. The stallholders have moved on to other gigs. The gear has been (mostly) packed away. The dust has settled (with the help over 20mm of rain). The volunteers have slept their longest sleep in many weeks before getting up Monday morning and heading straight back to their day jobs.

On behalf of the TGTF committee, I’d like to say a few big thank yous.

To our brilliant speakers, Penny Woodward and Tim Reed and Dr Elizabeth Haworth and the incredibly talented, busy and popular chefs, Bjoern Schorrp and Analiese Gregory.

Selena Lowe and The Kitchen Collective for a stunning Long Table Lunch.

The musicians who filled the space with a great, relaxing atmosphere.

To the many stallholders who spend days and weeks preparing, then work tirelessly all day for everyone’s enjoyment.

To all of our incredibly dedicated volunteers. We could not have done it without you. we might do the planning and organising but we can’t pull it together without your enthusiastic and cheerful assistance.

To the TGTF committee and managers, not just this year, but over the last 10 years. What an effort! I couldn’t ask for a more dedicated, capable, grounded bunch of people to work with. The 2024 team – Zara Walkden, Michael Heazlewood, Mary Jolly, Mark Bennic, Nevil Reed, Donny Martin, Fiona Cowan, Bec Rumble, Christopher Walkden and Allan Roark.

Special thanks to the parking team, led by Michael Brown. 10 years of always being there but never seeing a single festival. That’s dedication!

And of course to you, the public. Without your support over the last ten years there would have been no festival. We are so grateful for your support, enthusiasm, encouragement and curiosity. Nothing gives us greater joy than to see you all having a great time.

Like an elephant, any event is the sum of its parts. All are crucial and any one would be greatly missed if it didn’t show up.

Finally, as festival founders, thank you from Nevil and me. We and our family have so much enjoyed welcoming you all to our farm. You have left us with many wonderful memories. I hope we’ve contributed to giving you the same.

Annette Reed (Founder & Chair TGTF)


Did you get a chance to see the chefs in action? Even get a sample of their creations? Here are some recipes from the day:

Eggplant Slider with Smokey Capsicum Aioli By Bjoern Scorpp

Fennel Crusted Tuna – Bjoern Scorpp

Annette’s Tomatoes and Peaches with Honey Vinegar and Burrata Curds – Analiese Gregory

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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.