Koonya Garlic Festival
The Koonya Garlic Festival is a uniquely original Tasman experience that celebrates the joy of garlic, the food it flavours and the music and arts that it inspires!
The Koonya Garlic Festival is one of Australia's leading harvest festivals. Visitors can improve their garlic and gardening knowledge with talks from some of Australia's leading horticultural experts, refine their culinary skills with cooking masterclasses from some of Tasmania (and Australia's) most celebrated and talented chefs. Visitors can also take part in a gin masterclass, sample and buy Tasmania's finest garlic and artisan garlic produce, enjoy a smorgasbord of delicious gourmet garlic-inspired food and beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries and cider makers.
The uniquely quirky festival also offers plenty of fun for the kids and for those who wish to kick back and relax, showcasing a raft of talented local and regional musicians.
And not to forget the prestigious garlic competition - that lies at the heart of the festival - open to both amateurs and professionals of all ages.
The festival is held in the picturesque valley of Koonya on the ruggedly beautiful Tasman Peninsula just over an hour south east of Hobart.