Fun Things

Not that food & wine isn't already lots of fun...

There's a lot more going on during the Bicheno Food & Wine weekend than you may realise, both inside the festival gates and around Bicheno Town.

Scroll down or click some buttons and see for yourself!


Our 2021 masterclass program is an encore performance! Presented by SMEG, our festival favourite chefs return to the kitchen to conjure culinary magic before your eyes.

Either purchase a masterclass ticket and get hands-on with these tasty adventures, or simply attend as a spectator (and watch everyone else have all the fun). Either way, you'll need to have a general admission ticket to the festival first.

Details and tickets will be available a little later in September...


Super Japanese Food Time

with David Quon
11am – 12pm

Smeg Kitchen @ Bicheno Memorial Hall
A hands on Japanese cooking class with Bicheno's very own David Quon. David will take you through some Japanese classic dishes in his entertaining style.

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Tasman Sea Salt Are Awesome

with Alice Laing and Chris Manson
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Smeg Kitchen @ Bicheno Memorial Hall
Alice and Chris guides participants on techniques for brining and curing and pairs their sea salt flavours with some iconic Tasmanian produce.

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Amy Cooks Awesome Food

with Amy Luttrell
2pm - 3pm

Smeg Kitchen @ Bicheno Memorial Hall
Amy returns to Bicheno for another display of the kitchen skills that took her all the way to Master Chef Australia's finals. 

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Drinking Lots of Wine

with Phil Laing
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Bicheno Memorial Hall
A Masterclass Tasting of some of the East Coast finest Wines with respected author and wine judge Phil Laing.

Buy tickets

Classic Surfboard Exhibition

Tassie surfing legends Ron McCulloch and Phil Critchlow curate the annual exhibition that is a Bicheno Food & Wine Festival exclusive.

Surrounded by historically significant surfboards gathered from all over the state (and country?), our resident surf wisemen kick back throughout the day and swap tales of waves gone by.

There's event a popup surfboard shaping demonstration booth, courtesy of Faze Surfboards. There's a lot going on.

Pop your head into the Tennis Court and say hi.

Saturday November 20th; Festival Grounds
FREE - all day


Kids' Circus Skills

with Sands Family Circus

At the Sands Family Circus workshops, your kids can throw themselves (literally) into some exciting new physical activities.

Held twice throughout the festival day, young-uns can learn juggling, unicycling, tumbling and balancing skills - all under the experienced tuition of some of Tasmania's best circus performers.

Saturday November 20th; Festival Grounds
FREE - times TBC.


42 South Surf School

Learn to Surf at Redbill Beach - all ages welcome! These 2-hour classes are run on Saturday and Sunday morning during the festival weekend.

Each class is $50 and includes board and wetsuit hire.

For bookings call Gary Egan on 0419 120 704 or email

Saturday November 20th; 9am
Sunday November 21st; 10am
Redbill Beach

$50 per session