Mid-Winter Fest 2024 at Willie Smith’s

Fri 12th July, 2024 – Sat 13th July, 2024
Willie Smith’s Apple Shed 2064 Huon Hwy Grove, TAS
Price: $40–$155 per person (free entry for under-16s)
Sing for your cider at Willie Smith’s 11th annual mid-winter celebration this Off Season.

Last year Willie Smith’s world-famous Apple Shed celebrated its 10th birthday with a weekend of music, dance, entertainment, prizes for the whole family and plenty of cider, of course. This year, the popular Mid-Winter Fest returns even bigger to the Apple Shed for its 11th birthday.

This year’s Mid-Winter Fest, on Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13, promises a firey weekend of music, artists, storytellers and plenty of food and drink. The beloved annual event celebrates all things cider, from the foothills of the bountiful Huon Valley – just a 30-minute drive from Hobart. There’ll be bonfires to get warm (or dance) around, live sets from local musicians, and fresh produce picked from the very fields surrounding the festivities.

The festivities kick off on Friday with the supersized Big Willie sculpture ceremoniously set ablaze as the burning backdrop to all manner of foot-stomping and warm-cider sipping. On Saturday night it’s about gathering together, banging your cups and making a racket for the annual Wassail – an ancient tradition of singing to the apple trees to promote a fruitful harvest for the year ahead.

The full program will be announced soon with plenty on the line-up for the whole family to enjoy. (Sign up to be the first to know.)

Tickets are on sale now. Day passes start at $40 and weekend passes are available for $149. Under 16s are free.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tourism Tasmania. Embrace the Off Season and explore more wild, weird and wonderful experiences in Tasmania this winter.