There are many family friendly events held around the Circular Head Region, showcasing fresh local produce. The community spirit shines when events are held, from the willing organisers to the supportive locals attending. We have a selection of events listed here. If you are interested in having your event on our website please email us.

Stanley Recreation Ground (indoors) - Saturday March 2nd 

Saturday March 2nd | Entry $44

An infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin’-roots 3 piece band


Info & Tix:

 West Esplanade – Saturday 27th January, 2024

Join us for a family friendly day filled with free kids’ entertainment, fabulous live music, food vans onsite.

Duck Race (as part of the Day on the Duck celebrations) will begin approx. 3.45 pm.

Time: 1.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Location: West Esplanade, Smithton     

Price:   Gold Coin Entry   

 Circular Head Heritage Centre & Museum -  Sunday 28th January 2024

The Annual Car show will be a day for enthusiasts and family enjoyment. There will be a Sausage sizzle, and coffee will be available.

Show Cars: 8 am to 9 am

Public: 9.30 am

Location: Duck River Pavilions – 12 Nelson Street, Smithton

Price:  Free      Phone: 0448 577 498

 Devil Country Muster – February 5th 2024- February 11th 2024

Come on down to devil country in the beautiful North West of Tasmania for the Devil Country Muster, featuring great Tasmanian and National Contemporary artists.  The very talented Tania Kernaghan and Jason Owen will be joining us for the 2024 Devil Country Muster.

Camping opens at the Riverbend Youth Centre Complex at 9:00 am Monday the 5th February and closes 3:00pm Sunday 11th February 2024

Time: Main Event: Saturday 10th February. 10.30 am – 10.00 pm

Location: Riverbend Youth Centre, 358 Trowutta Road, Smithton, TAS, 7330

Past Events

Highfield House, Stanley – Sunday 10th December 2023

Come and celebrate the festive season by singing carols in the beautiful grounds of Highfield House. Bring a picnic, chairs or a rug and pack your jackets for when the sun sets. Coffee & dessert vans on site

A beautiful lead up to Christmas and an evening to remember!

Time: 7.00 pm

Highfield Historic Site, Stanley

Stanley Harvest – Friday 22nd December, 2023

The Christmas Twilight Market will begin at 5.00 pm until 9.00 pm. A festive chance to celebrate Christmas and a wonderful opportunity to pick up your Christmas seafood, veggies, or ham. Perhaps some last-minute gifts also.

Jerome Hillier to entertain us into the night.

Licenced event, no BYO

Time: 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Location: Stanley Recreation Grounds

 Stanley Recreation Ground – Saturday 2nd December, 2023

  The 113th Circular Head Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at the Stanley Recreation ground. A fantastic Family Day with traditional show events - equestrian, chopping, cattle and home industries competition, animal nursery plus many other attractions and display.

Admission prices – Adults $12; Children 5-14Yrs $5 and Under 5 are Free

Family/Member tickets need to be applied for prior to Show Day $30 for 2adults + 2 children.

The Society looks forward to again presenting a family fun day with traditional elements and competitions of an agricultural show.

Opening Friday 2nd Sept, running all month until 1st Oct 2023

The CHArts Festival (formerly Art About Town) is a month long celebration of culture, heritage and arts presented and funded by Circular Head Council. The Festival provides a platform for local artists to showcase their many talents while giving residents the opportunity to attend, participate and learn new skills. Exhibitions are predominately housed in local cafes and businesses.

10 days of special events, tastings, treats, feasts, demonstrations and more. Featuring the best produce, products and talents the far North West Tasmania has to offer. Spread over magical locations throughout the region with the heart of the festival taking place in Stanley. The Stanley Foreshore Feast on the 19th of November will have buses transporting patrons to the event from Smithton.

The 112th Circular Head Show will finally be held on Saturday 26th November after a two year recess due to Covid restrictions. The Society is looking forward to again holding a family fun day with traditional elements of an agricultural show. Competitions include home industries; dairy and beef cattle; trade cattle; equestrian; wood chopping; Show Girl and boy with the feature event of the day Perry’s Quality Meats – Graze the Region.

The committee has been busy during the recess with maintenance to cattle sheds including a new roof on the stud beef and trade cattle pavilion. This has been possible with funding provided by the State Liberal Government, the Australian Government and the Society.

The Society also thanks the Australian Government for covering costs that were still incurred even though an event was not held. This was provided under the 2021, 2021 and 2022 Federal Liberal Government Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days.

The State Liberal Government have also provided funding to cover Covid related requirements for 2022.

The Society welcomes new members and sponsors. All enquiries can contact via email: or Secretary 0428 581285

Top Gear @ Stanley Under the Nut Car Show

DATE: April 16th 2022

TIME: Gates open 8:30 am –2pm

VENUE: Stanley Showgrounds

ENTRY FEE: $5, drivers of show cars and children under 12 free

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Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run will commence on one of Tasmania’s most recognised and visited icons, The Nut, at Stanley, in Tasmania’s North West corner. The race will hug coastline, climb through Rocky Cape National Park and traverse rugged coastal bush and calming temperate rainforest. You will be challenged by diverse landscapes, encounter native wildlife and birds, and witness some of the most spectacular coastlines imaginable. In this part of the world, rolling green farmland drops over cliffs into the pristine waters of Bass Strait. The beaches are also as diverse as they are unique, with sections of long white sandy beaches, small crescent shaped bays and rugged rocky bays formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.

Come on down to devil country, to the beautiful north-west coast of Tasmania, for the Devil Country Muster.

This year, the Muster celebrates its tenth anniversary! We are back to the full show, and it promises to be the biggest event we have ever planned! The show kicks off on Wednesday, and there is a lot going on right through to Sunday morning, with the Talent Quest, a dedicated Walk-Up Show, a Variety Show, the Main Show, and the Gospel Show.

This year's Muster will feature some of the great mainland and Tasmanian contemporary and country artists, including Adam Harvey, Amber Joy Poulton, Justin Standley, Dean Perrett, Aleyce Simmonds, Gina Timms, Mike Carr, Col B Smith and Breah & Shayla plus The Muster Band feat. Duncan Toombs, Chris & Viv Boys and local muster favourites, CoolTrain.

Onsite camping is available this year for the week of the Muster, at $10 per site per night for self-contained camping only.

The Circular Heritage Centre Presents...

'Collectible Car Show and Shine 2023' (Free).

Enjoy a day of dapper Cars, Tours & Food.

Sunday 29th January at Duck River Pavilions & Visitor Centre.

12 Nelson St Smithton from 10 am - 2 pm.

The museum will be open for history enthusiasts - $5 entry

FREE Robotic Dairy Tours sponsored by Saputo - Booking are essential on 64135333 or call into the Smithton Visitor Centre for bookings.

BBQ, Bacon & Egg Sanga's, Sausage Sizzle, Best Shot Coffee Van, Sugar Cake & Flour Van.

Everyone is welcome!

A Day on the Duck is a fun family event with free children’s activities, great food vendors, refreshment and entertainment. Featuring a fantastic line up of local talent with the headline act, the ever popular Kitty and the Heartbeats!

Be part of the Duck Race that takes place on the Duck River – purchase a rubber duck and cheer it through to the finish line. If your duck is first over the line you could win up to $700 in prize money! Please see A Day on the Duck Facebook page for details.

Date: 28th January

Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The fireworks display will commence from 9.30pm. The best vantage points to see the display will be from the Banks of the Duck River, Smithton so pack a picnic, grab a rug or chairs and settle in for the magic!

For more information please visit the Circular Head Council website or call Circular Head council on (03) 6452 4800.

Long Weekend Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Mon 13th March 2023

The Rip Curl West Coast Classic is a mobile surfing event held in March at Marrawah and nearby coastal areas. It is Tasmania's premier surfing event.

The Southern Ocean is renowned for producing big swells and each year West Coast Classic surfers find themselves taking on waves from one to six metres in height.   Some years have seen "Hawaiinesque" conditions.

The event features 12 divisions, from super groms to legends, with the main event being the Men's Open division.

The West Coast Classic event has been contested annually for some 30 years.

For further information visit the 'Australian Events' page at

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