Launceston’s Festivale Tickets to WIN

Welcome to the very first Think Tasmania competition for 2014. We’ve got a really great prize on offer to kick off the New Year, too. Readers have the opportunity to win Festivale tickets, thanks to the organisers of the iconic food and wine festival held annually in Launceston.

Festivale Tickets - Tasmanian Wine

You’ll be able to celebrate in style if you win Festivale tickets!

WIN a Pair of Three-Day Festivale Tickets

Award-winning Festivale is widely considered one of the best food and wine festivals in Australia. The 2014 event will showcase more than 70 stalls featuring locally-grown produce, together with the most prestigious Tasmanian wineries, micro brewers and cider specialists. Patrons also have the opportunity to meet and interact with skilled makers and enthusiasts in special experience-based events.

Festivale Tickets - Tasmanian Produce

Festivale 2014 will feature fine Tasmanian produce

As always, Launceston’s City Park will provide a stunning summer venue. The dual-stage outdoor theatre is the perfect place to appreciate the talent-filled, non-stop program of local entertainment. Offering something to suit all tastes, even the kids are well-catered for with workshops, dancing, craft, face painting and the Tiny Top circus tent. The roving entertainment and buskers are alway a highlight of any visit to Festivale.

Festivale Tickets - Roving Entertainment

Buskers and roving entertainers thrill the Festivale crowd

The winner of this Festivale competition will receive two x three-day passes so they can enjoy the entire smorgasbord on offer. The prize Festivale tickets are worth $39-00 each (so total prize value is $78-00). At the conclusion of the random draw, the Festivale tickets will be mailed to any address in Australia.

Festivale 2014 will be held at City Park in Launceston on Friday February 7 (5:30pm – 10:45pm); Saturday February 8 (11:00am – 10:45pm) and Sunday February 9 (10:00am – 4:00pm). Entry prices for individual sessions: Friday night $20; Saturday $20 and Sunday $15 (children U/14 FOC if accompanied by an adult).

For more information visit the Fesivale website, or follow Festivale on Facebook and/or Festivale on Twitter. You can also purchase Festivale tickets and download the full program online.

Competition photos supplied by the organisers of Festivale, owners of a membership package with Think Tasmania.

Festivale Tickets - Launceston City Park

Festivale tickets allow access to Launceston’s City Park venue

As we’ve said before, the competition rules on Facebook have always been too hard to handle, so we’re going to keep this in-house. We’re also going to keep it REALLY simple. If you are subscribed to receive the free newsletter from Think Tasmania, you are eligible to enter. Apparently a random draw is still allowed in Tasmania without applying for a permit, so here’s what you need to do…

Step 1 – be a subscriber to the FREE newsletter from Think Tasmania*

Step 2 – leave a reply at the bottom of this article.

And that’s it! This will be a random draw, so comments won’t influence the outcome. But if you’d like to leave any feedback about Festivale, that would be really great. You could discuss your personal desire to win this prize, or even Think Tasmania… we’d love to hear it all, and we’ll be closely following all the comments. We won’t reply individually because that would upset the competition app (it might award us the prize!!).

Festivale Tickets ~ Common Sense Please?

  • Leave a comment on this post by midnight 31st January 2014 (local time).
    We’ll choose a random winner using our website’s competition app.
  • The pair of three-day Festivale tickets (as described) with a combined
    retail value of $78-00 comprise the one and only prize.
  • Fair and reasonable terms and conditions automatically apply.
    So one entry each (our app is able to detect multiple entries).
  • Please apply common sense to all aspects of this Festivale tickets
    competition… we’d hate to disqualify someone for being silly.
  • We won’t use your email address for anything sinister, because
    we firmly believe in doing the right thing. Always. Don’t you?
  • We’ll announce the winner’s name here, on Facebook and Twitter.
    We’ll also contact the winner by email, and advise Lou Clark (the
    Festivale committee chairperson) of the competition results.

What else do we need to stipulate? Nothing? Okay… then it’s over to you. Comment away! We wish you all the very best of luck. And if you’d be kind enough to share this Festivale tickets competition with all your peeps, we’d be extremely happy. Besides showing a little friendly community spirit by spreading the joy, sharing will also no doubt lead to similar competitions in the future. And THAT can only be a good thing for everyone!!

*We ask that you subscribe to Think Tasmania for these competitions for several reasons. Of course we’d prefer any prizes go to dedicated followers; and we need to make sure we can contact the winners. What makes it to the Newsfeed of Facebook is a bit random, and not everyone even uses social media. Most people can receive an email however, so that’s our sure-fire way of reaching everyone. And finally, we like to share all things Tasmanian with as many interested readers as possible – that’s our mission!

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Map: Launceston City Park, Tasmania…


  1. I would love free tickets, but I’ll be going anyway

  2. I absolutely love Festivale, the amazing Tasmanian food and drinks and fantastic talent on display. Even met my husband there. We go every year and celebrate my birthday also.

  3. cant wait for Festivale . Great venue, great food, great drink, now just need great weather and some great free tickets

    • Rhi, we agree with everything you’ve mentioned as being “great” for Festivale. We can’t control the weather, but we’re very happy to say you are the winner of the free tickets!! Congratulations, we’ll be sending you an email with the good news, so we can get the double passes in the mail to you asap. Cheers!

  4. Can not wait for Festivale and would LOVE a pair of three day tickets!!! I’m a subscriber. Great photos.

  5. Sarah Johns -Lowe says:

    Would absolutely love to win tickers to this wonderful event! Myself and all my family would go and support the beautiful local beer, wine & produce :)

  6. Yvonne Gluyas says:

    Festivale is always a highlight of the Launceston summer!

  7. Amanda Foxley says:

    Thank you

  8. Yes please! :) That would be great

  9. Melissa saunders says:

    Looks like a fantastic prize

  10. Who doesn’t love to drink in a park, love love love.

  11. My first Festivale since moving to Tasmania – I would LOVE these tickets!

  12. Debbie Steer says:

    Would love to win free tickets to such a great event

  13. Hi,

    Would love to go and check this out. Love the Taste in Hobart.


  14. Carrie Connolly says:

    Festivale….bring it on!

  15. Leeanne Gribovskis says:

    Festivale looks great, I would love to experience it and taste more of our great Tassie foods 😀

  16. Awesum informed articles, actually newsletters that are interesting! Yippity do da!

  17. Subscribed to win tickets to Festivale! :-)

  18. Subscribed !! Can’t wSit to heard about local events and possibly get my hands on festivale tix!!!

  19. Oh yes please! As a new Tasmanian, I’d love to make this my first Festivale!

  20. Subscribed. Festivale is a great event.
    I Didn’t get to festivale last year as could not afford it. I would love to win the tickets and share them with my parents.

  21. sailingsequoia says:

    Looking forward to Festivale!

  22. I think Festivale is great for newly arrived interstate and international uni students as a welcome to Launceston.

  23. donna crisp says:

    That would be fantastic..:)

  24. Some really good food events are being held around Tissue. This is truly the one NOT to miss.

  25. It has been years since we have been able to go, would love to win this prize.

  26. Bec Schoenmaker says:

    Would love to go

  27. Chantelle Thurley says:

    I have never been! I hear how good it is, I need to get there this year!

  28. Food + wine + music = good times in Launceston. My Favourite time of the year. Bring on February.

  29. cassandra buchanan says:

    Beautiful time of year, beautiful setting, beautiful food, just beautiful.

  30. I love festivale. Such a great atmosphere. Great stalls, food, wine and company 😉

  31. Love it!

  32. Andrea Hall-Tansey says:

    This is an entry for the Festivale ticket comp.

  33. A combination of my favourite things; food, wine, music, street entertainers, friends, family, City Park = Festivale

  34. K Andrews says:

    Awesome, looking forward to another festivale in beautiful City Park

  35. Food, food glorious food! I’ve never been to this event before but I must endeavour to get there this year.

  36. Alison Carter says:

    never been able to go so would love the opportunity to savour this regions amazing produce in a fun atmosphere

  37. If love to win tickets to Festivale! Who wouldn’t?!

  38. Fantastic!

  39. Would love to enjoy my first Festivale since moving to Tasmania.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  40. Wow, would love to go to Festivale!

  41. Thank you Think Tasmania. Al lovely gesture.

  42. With a young family its sometimes hard to get out and about for events like these – would love to see Festivale in all its glory this year. Its been a while!

  43. Would love to go!!!!

  44. Gemma Cole says:

    Went last year and would LOOOOOVE to go again! Much better than the Taste, especially the location. Great food & great atmosphere!

  45. Judi Adams says:

    such a shame that things all fall on the same weekend, we need more long weekends so that festivale does not compete with Hobart’s regatta, Hobart Cup and every two years the wooden boat festival….

  46. Leesa Kube says:

    Ive never been to Festivale and would love to go :)

  47. planning to visit mum that weekend before I go back to work,
    haven’t been before.

  48. Great website. With all the focus on the Taste festival in Hobart, I’d love to check out Festivale in Launceston – many people say it’s even better!

  49. Can not wait, would love to win the free tickets. This will be our first Festivale, really looking forward to it..

  50. Hi,

    Would love to go to Festivale.

  51. Would love to win these, so excited for Festivale this year! :)

  52. Wow what a great prize :)

  53. Yes please, the pass would be sensational.

  54. free tickets would be great!

  55. Deborah Conroy says:

    I would love to go!

  56. Karen kelly says:

    Yes thanks would love to take my friend for her birthday :)

  57. Fran Williams says:

    Looove Festivale!!!!

  58. Sue Edwards says:

    Would love to take my interstate vistors to this amazing venue!

  59. Tamaresque says:

    I’m already a Facebook ‘liker’ and follower, but I’m happy to add being a subscriber, too. I LOVE Festvale, and even in the 6 years that I dind’t live in Tasmania, I came back every year for it. (It helps that it’s held in February, which has the best weather of the year!) :=_

  60. New to tassie & have never been to a festivale, sounds fantastic!

  61. Thanks!

  62. Fabulous Entertainment Summertime Tastes Inspiring Visit Attractions Laughter Enjoy!

  63. My mum and I gave up smoking (2 months and 3 months ago) and Festivale would be a wonderful way to treat ourselves!

  64. Jules Fletcher says:

    I would love to win tickets.. Will be sharing this comp so my friends can have a go also! Great comp. !! :)

  65. Gaylene Norton says:

    never been there yet for Festivale – always a first time for everything. Good luck to winner

  66. Fran Williams says:

    I just love Festivale!

  67. My Christmas present was a flight to Tasmania and I will be there at the time of the festival. What a fantastic additional present to spend 3 days of savouring delicious food and wine.

  68. It isn’t a Festival without “Ale”….have been once years ago but would love to go again and enjoy the park like atmosphere.

  69. Jilli Spencer says:

    I have been lucky enough to have attended several years ago with my cousin, i would live to go again and share the fun with my daughter.

  70. Thanks everyone for your comments and recommendations re: Festival. This comment marks the official close of the ticket giveaway, and we’ll be conducting the random draw soon. Keep your fingers crossed and good luck.

    Comments after this point are still most welcome, but will not be eligible for the prize.

  71. Such a great day out, especially for those with kids. Lots of space to run around and free activities. Yummy food and a cheeky wine for mum :)

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