Applications for 2018 stall holders are now closed.
Stall holder registrations for our 2018 festival have now closed. Applications for our 2019 event will open in April 2019.
Our Festival’s primary goal is to promote Tasmanian East Coast produce and producers. We are looking for stallholders who offer high quality food and drinks produced on, or sourced from, Tasmania’s East Coast, and who take pride in their presentation.
We are committed to an Event where event goers are delighted by what is on offer, and want to come back – not just to our Festival next year, but to visit your businesses and our region during the year.
This is a competitive process and decisions of the Committee as to who will be offered a stall will take into account quality, innovation, product source and presentation, and the diversity of overall offerings.
Other events under the Festival Umbrella
There are other opportunities for you to showcase your business under the Festival umbrella.
The Committee is expanding the Festival over several days and is encouraging businesses to consider offering their own event which is:
• In the spirit of the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival,
• Which is held in the days around the Saturday event, and
• Which is appropriate to be promoted under our Festival banner.
In this way we can also help you promote your business widely to our whole data base.
We have some events already in discussion including “The Day After Party” in the Vineyard at Devils Corner; “Break the Ice” all-age surf lessons on Sunday morning, “Cray and Wine” in a very special ocean-side location, and an “Ocean Swim with the Coffee Club” followed by hot breakfast on Sunday morning.
We encourage you to think outside the square and come up with out-of-the-ordinary food, wine (or other drinks), surfing, art and musical events. Your event doesn’t have to be large in scale but must be authentic and demonstrate the wonderful hospitality “East Coasters” are renown for. For example, you might consider a ticketed event for limited numbers – vintage wine tasting at your winery; bread baking demonstration; cheese making demonstration, etc, etc.
If you have a great idea please talk it through with us soon. (Contact details below)
You must apply to the Festival Committee to be approved to use Festival branding and to take advantage of our promotions.
Before you complete the Registration Form….
In making your decision to express interest in a stall in our 2019 event, there are some things you should know:
To be considered eligible for the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival stallholders must be able to demonstrate that their product is sourced wholly or substantially from the East Coast region of Tasmania. Please provide as much information as possible about your product and its source. Photographs welcome.
We are committed to eliminating plastics and ensuring all packaging is compostable, recyclable or reusable.
Food Portion Size:
Patrons have consistently provided feedback that they want serving sizes and prices that allow them to try several dishes. Please consider this when constructing your menu and include at least one taste plate under $10.
The Festival provides you an ideal opportunity to market to a large number of people who are interested in food and drink products from our Region.
In addition to complying with any State licensing requirements:
• No spirits may be sold by the bottle. Spirits may be offered as “tastes” or sold within a mixed drink, e.g. cocktail, at no more than one standard shot per drink.
• Wine may be sold by bottle or plastic reusable (i.e. not single use) “glass”.
• Alcoholic drinks other than wine or spirits must be sold by can or plastic “glass” unless explicit permission has been sought and granted by the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival Committee prior to the Festival.
Stall Site Size and Fees
Our standard stall site size is 3m x 3m and we provide a 3m x 3m gazebo erected and dismantled within the site fee and where possible 1 x 15amp power outlet (see further re power below) Use of your own gazebo, van, caravan, etc will be considered by the Committee who will consider safety and appearance amongst other factors.
Single Site (3m x 3m ), Double site (3m x 6m)
Larger sites may be negotiated with the Committee.
Included as part of your registration fee, each Stall will receive 4 entry passes. (Additional passes can be purchased prior to the Event or at the entry point on the day.)
You will also have the opportunity to promote your business on our Facebook page and Web site, and will be included in the Festival program.
Limited electrical power is available, although not available for all stall sites. Consequently, we ask those who can operate without power to do so. Electrical power for those who need it is 1 x 15amp per site. Where we are able, we will provide additional power to a site at an additional cost per outlet.
Gas may be used.
We expect Stallholders to take pride in presentation of their stall. You are encouraged to include photographs of your stall presentation with your completed Registration Form.
If you need more information prior to lodging your 2019 registration of interest: