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Festivale in Launceston

Saturday 8 February 2014

Forecast for today is sunny and hot with a maximum temperature of 33 degrees.

We headed for the newsagent for our weekend papers and spent the morning catching up on the news. Late morning we packed some water, sun cream, and hats in a small back-pack and headed for Festivale in Launceston's City Park. Festivale is a three-day food and wine festival and is Launceston's answer to Hobart's Taste of Tasmania that runs for ten days. Unlike the Taste which is free entry - Festivale is $20 each entry on Friday and Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. I guess if you have to pay to get in you don't eat and drink as much! We started with Salt and Pepper Squid, followed by Tempura Mushrooms, accompanied with a bottle of Tamar Ridge Pinot Gris - excellent fare!

The entertainment included three Troubadours signing a song about Taxes - the told us that they had been paid from our Taxes that included the $20 we paid to get in! Some of the other entertainers had the cheek to pass the hat around as well.

Di enjoying the shade of a large tree

Di enjoying the shade of a large tree

The nearby Gas Works - now a Hogsbreath Cafe restaurant

The nearby Gas Works - now a Hogsbreath Cafe restaurant

An entertainer on the steps of the Conservatory

An entertainer on the steps of the Conservatory

Salt and Pepper Calamari?

Salt and Pepper Calamari?

Three Troubadours

Three Troubadours

Stilt-walker blowing bubbles

Stilt-walker blowing bubbles

Posted by TwoAces 23:55

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