Fun Things

From 2021. 2022 details to come.

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.


Easy Peasy Japanese Cooking

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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East Coast Wines

with Phil Laing
11:30am - 12:30pm

Taco + Beer Hut
A Masterclass Tasting of some of the East Coast's finest Wines with respected author and wine judge Phil Laing.

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The Salt Sommelier

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

Smeg Kitchen @ Bicheno Memorial Hall
Alice and Chris from Tasman Sea Salt will take you on a "salt pairing adventure" - exploring techniques for brining and curing, and pairing their sea salt flavours with some iconic Tasmanian produce.

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Sensational Summer Salad

with Amy Luttrell
2pm - 3pm

Smeg Kitchen @ Bicheno Memorial Hall
Amy returns to Bicheno with a Vietnamese spiced calamari salad masterclass! She'll take you through preparing the dish, demonstrating the spice mix and tricks to get super tender squid, serving it up with a Vietnamese herb salad and nuoc Cham dressing.

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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