What’s Happening in Hobart This October


Nothing beats a lush Tasmanian spring, so let’s make it one to remember, shall we? Here’s a selection of intriguing October events to scribble down in your calendar.


Oktoberfest 2016

Date: 8 October

Location: Hobart Brewing Company, Hobart

What would October be without its eponymous fest? Thanks to Hobart Brewing Company, we’ll never have to find out! This year’s Oktoberfest is looking very tasty, and the taps will gush with a heady mix of seasonal nectars and fresh Bavarian brews. Proper beer requires proper beer tents and proper beer steins, of course, and you can expect nothing less here. The large open fire pit will crackle with traditional German nourishment, and the live music is bound to have everyone linking arms and swilling their tankards all over the place. Hold onto your hosens! Find out more


The Nutcracker

Date: 12 – 13 October

Location: Theatre Royal, Hobart

The world-famous Imperial Russian Ballet are pirouetting their way back to Hobart after their sell-out 2015 Swan Lake tour with another classic. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is this year’s show, and it’s the company’s absolute favourite to perform. That means we’re in for a serious treat, and the gorgeous backdrops, moving score and sublime skill will live long in the memory. These passionate dancers are a real pleasure to behold, so don’t miss the chance to catch them in action. Find out more


BBX Royal Hobart Show

Date: 19 – 22 October

Location: Hobart Showground, Glenorchy

Is it just us, or is anyone else feeling strangely… agricultural all of a sudden? Ah yes, of course! The good old Royal Hobart Show is upon us once more, which means farm animals, fairground rides, arts, crafts, mighty feats of rural strength, and even a fast ‘n’ furious electric bike race! It’s still the ultimate Tassie family day out, and there really is something for everyone amidst the colourful stalls, billowing tents and bustling stages. From live music and fireworks to the region’s yummiest delicacies, each of your senses will be well and truly satisfied by the day’s end. Find out more


The Clubhouse with Matt Okine

Date: 28 October

Location: Republic Bar & Café, North Hobart

There are DJs and there are comedians, but rarely do you find both skillsets combined so well within a single human. Triple J’s Matt Okine is one such human, and this multi-award-winning entertainer is coming to Republic for a two-part evening of laughter and music. Emesha Rudolf, Mick Davies and Rob Braslin are bringing the chuckles, while the killer after party includes a DJ set from Mr Okine and the dulcet tones of Menz, Hobart’s very own hip hop icon. It ticks all the boxes for a hell of a good night, so be sure to grab your ticket! Find out more

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