77 Howden Road
Howden Tasmania 7054
Telephone +61 3 6267 1161 stay@villahowden.com.au

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Hobart Hotel Accommodation at Villa Howden

Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival 13-15 July 2018

Just 20 minutes from the Festival, Villa Howden is the perfect hobart hotel to come home too. 10 beautiful suites to choose from with garden and courtyard views or North West Bay views. All suites offer a 2-course breakfast, complimentary Wi-fi, free parking and access to the indoor salt water heated pool and a complimentary glass each of Tasmanian Sparkling wine. BOOK ONLINE

The Festival:
Willie Smith’s Apple Shed is the hottest hut in the Huon Valley: craft ciders, artisan cheeses, and plenty of space to sit, chat, roll in the hay, etc. They’ve partnered up with other like-minded locals to throw a mini midwinter festival to celebrate the region’s apple-pickin’ history.
At its core is a focus on wassailing: the ages-old tradition of scaring nasties out of cider apple trees, from orchard to orchard, in order to bring on a stellar autumn yield. Now, things may seem a little strange at first: kings, queens, processions, giving gifts to the trees, shouting, banging, fire, candlelight, and so forth, but what else would you expect? There will be cider, entertainment, a bonfire and feast-worthy food in abundance.

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