Events, Festivals & Shows

Baby, Picnic Me Up!

Create an unforgettable afternoon this Valentine’s Day by taking your loved one on a surprise picnic. We have done the hard work for you by sourcing the best picnic hampers, so all that’s left to do is grab a bottle of champagne and choose the perfect spot for a little romancing.

From Dawn to Dusk at Festivale

The first event of the year on any gourmand’s calendar is Tasmania’s biggest food festival, Festivale, held in iconic Launceston. This year will see Festivale delivering its largest year yet, filled to the brim with activities and showcasing the regions finest mixed salad of culinary talent dressed with world class beverages and a sprinkling of live entertainment.

Top 12 Best Things to Do in Launceston - Inside and Out

One of Australia’s oldest cities, Launceston is a vibrant hub for food, wine, culture and nature. Each February the city plays host to the annual three-day Festivale food and wine event, featuring international live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and the famous Stillwater Lunch. Here are 12 of the best things to do while you're in Launceston for Festivale.

Karen Martini Set to Inspire Crowds at Festivale

Inspiring Tasmanian Festivale guests to cook dishes from scratch at home is the focus for renowned Chef, author and television presenter Karen Martini. This year looms as an exciting challenge for Karen as she prepares to finish another cookbook, open a new restaurant in Melbourne and film the next series of My Kitchen Rules. But first, she is on centre stage at Festivale in Launceston this weekend, undertaking Cooking in the Park demonstrations and creating the menu for the famous Festivale Lunch at Stillwater.

Serving up an Ace at the Australian Open, we speak with Executive Chef Asif Mamun

Long considered the Family Slam of the world tennis circuit, this month’s Australian Open at Melbourne Park serves up more than just racquets and balls, kids. Those who decide to spend Australia Day courtside can choose from diverse dining options such as award-winning and internationally acclaimed restaurants Rockpool Dining Group and Nobu, through to local eateries like Mamasita Mexican and Biggie Smalls.

Share the Spirit! Where to Volunteer this Christmas

Christmas is about giving – not just expensive gifts, but also your time. There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than volunteering at one of the many organisations that are overwhelmed with requests for help during the celebratory season. Here at AGFG, we have decided to forgo the usual Secret Santa fun this year and instead, donate an item of non-perishable food or child’s toy to the Salvation Army.