Bicheno Food & Wine festival cancelled for 2020

Along with many other Tasmanian events within the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to the decision to cancel this November’s Festival.  This would have been Bicheno’s 13th Festival – and while we were crossing fingers and toes in the hope that we could hold a safe event for our patrons, participants and community  – the situation is simply too unpredictable.

Furthermore, we took the opportunity to ask the opinion of Bicheno residents through a household survey and the overwhelming response from the community was that it was too risky. Given that data – cancellation was the only option.

So instead we turn our attention to 2021, where we will once again order a serving of the most glorious sunshine for the East Coast on the third weekend of November. Mark your calendars, Saturday the 20th of November 2021 is the next Bicheno Food & Wine Festival.

Finally, we would urge all East Coast accommodation providers that are holding deposits for the now cancelled festival weekend to offer full refunds. This is in order to align with the same business protocols that have been developed for cancellations and deferments throughout the world due to COVID-19.

For any further information you can find us at

  – The Festival Team


The Bicheno Food and Wine Festival is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.

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