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Activities and Events
We have many activities both in town and within a short drive.
Mountain Treks
Steam Train Rides
Horse Riding Tours
Swimming
Forest Walks
Skateboarding
Tennis
Rowing
Wildlife Encounters
Cave Adventures
Squash
Quad Bike Adventures
Topiary Tours
Lawn Bowls
Golf
Scenic Drives
CALENDAR of ACTIVITIES and EVENTS
September - Date moved to February (TBA)

Spring Flower and Daffodil Show - Sheffield Town Hall

It's spring time which means that the annual Sheffield Daffodil & Spring Flower Show usually happens in September. But not this year! We are now having a Summer Flower Show in February 2018. New! The Kentish Garden of the Year Award. Entries close October 15.
More at: www.kentishgardenclub.com.au

October - First Tuesday

Wilmot Produce Share - Wilmot Community Hall, 7pm-8pm
Bring your home grown produce and home cooking as well as any kitchen and garden related items, even some favourite recipes, kitchen utensils, gadgets, tools, materials, working appliances, odds and ends - anything that fits with our theme. For further information phone 0429 004 417

October - Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods cans collectibles.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

October 20

Old Time Dance
Featuring Deja Vu Cabaret Band

8pm Beulah Hall


October 21
Claude Road Family Favourites Night
Claude Road Hall. 6.30pm
Think about those yummy comfort foods. Maybe you have recipe to Grandma’s very special beef casserole, or the family’s favourite pudding. Dust it off, make it up and bring along a dish to share which will please everybody! All welcome. For more information, ring Leoni Read on 64 911 632 / 0429 705 062.
October 25

Sheffield RSL & Citizens Club Inc
Main Street, Sheffield

6:30 for 7pm Start

For further information call the RSL's super friendly staff on 64911393

November 3 - 6

Tasmanian Craft Fair
The quality crafts as diverse as woodcarvings, hand blown glassware, leather and metal work, pottery, lead lighting, embroidery, silver and goldsmiths, oil paintings and water-colours will be on display. Additional attractions include calligraphy, quilling, tatting, egg carving, spinning, silk screen painting, kite and kaleidoscope making, blacksmithing, wrought iron work, basket weaving, whip making and candle wicking.
For more information go to:
www.tascraftfair.com.au

November 4 - 5

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. www.redwater.org.au

November - First Tuesday

Wilmot Produce Share - Wilmot Community Hall, 7pm-8pm
Bring your home grown produce and home cooking as well as any kitchen and garden related items, even some favourite recipes, kitchen utensils, gadgets, tools, materials, working appliances, odds and ends - anything that fits with our theme. For further information phone 0429 004 417

November - Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods cans collectibles.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

November 10
Sheffield Junior Cattlehandlers Show of Tasmania
Sheffield School Farm

Students from primary school through to university level are given the opportunity to display their skills while handling and showing both beef and dairy cattle.
For more information phone: Steph McNab 6491 1302. Facsimilie:6491 1408. Email: sheffield@education.tas.gov.au
November 12

Kentish Lions Triple Top Mountain Running Race
The race starts on Round Mountain and includes Mt Claude, Mt Van Dyke and Mt Roland before finishing at the Claude Road Hall. Competitors assemble at the Claude Road Hall where they are transported to the start by bus. The race finishes at the Claude Road Hall where food and drinks are supplied by the Lions Club. Intending walkers are advised that the walk is a tough five hour challenge and the track that can be covered by snow at various times of the year. The view from the top is spectacular, stretching from Frenchman's Cap to Bass Strait.

For more info visit kentish.tas.lions.org.au or call Frank Atkins on 6491 1596

November 17

Old Time Dance
Featuring Deja Vu Cabaret Band

8pm Claude Road Hall


November 24

Old Time Dance
Featuring Deja Vu Cabaret Band

8pm King's Hall Railton - 8pm
Admission $10
Music by Deja Vu

November 25


Donald Trump @ Tasmazia to officially open Trump's Wall down under
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot 9:00am 5:00pm


Boy oh boy... word got out that Tasmazia has it's very own Trump Wall so guess who's flying down under on November 25th to officially open it?
For more info go to: tasmazia.com.au

November 25
The Ringmasters - featuring Aaron Catlin
- Sheffield RSL & Citizens Club Inc, Main Street, Sheffield

7pm Start

For further information call the RSL's super friendly staff on 64911393

December - Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods cans collectibles.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

December 2 - 3

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. www.redwater.org.au

December - First Tuesday

Wilmot Produce Share - Wilmot Community Hall, 7pm-8pm
Bring your home grown produce and home cooking as well as any kitchen and garden related items, even some favourite recipes, kitchen utensils, gadgets, tools, materials, working appliances, odds and ends - anything that fits with our theme. For further information phone 0429 004 417

December 9

Barrington Hall Ball
Barrington Hall - 8pm
Admission $10
Music by Deja Vu

December 13

Barrington Community Christmas Gathering
Barrington Hall, 54 Barrington Rd - 6pm for 6.30pm
The Barrington Community is invited to a shared meal.

Bring a plate or two to share. Come and chat with your neighbours and spread some Christmas Community cheer.
Even Santa will be there !

December 17

Kentish Community Carols - Sheffield Town Hall

December 16

Old Time Dance
Featuring Deja Vu Cabaret Band

8pm Beulah Hall


WALKS AROUND TOWN - All Year
Sheffield 'Town Of Murals'
Delightful murals are painted on the side walls of most of the buildings throughout the town. Experience history told through art, as you wander through the outdoor art gallery. In 1986 the first mural commissioned was of Gustav Weindorfer, a passionate mountaineer, naturalist and conservationist.

Many murals embellish the buildings of the town, such as The Hardest Years (left) painted directly onto the Sheffield Bible Chapel.
www.SheffieldMurals.com

Working Art Space and Gallery
Albert Street, Sheffield
Open 10 - 4, Fri - Mon

Kentish Visitor Information Centre
5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield
Phone 03 6491 1036
Email:
kvic@kentish.tas.gov.au
The Working Art Space is open to the public with regular exhibitions and you may enjoy watching the different artists perfect their craft on site.

Many exhibitions and classes are held at the art space and can vary from paper making or painting using a palette knives, sponges, card board, fingers, whatever! Expect to see many different styles of art from Japanese Ink painting to hand crafted silver jewelry.
Eason Chan Mural

The participation of Eason Chan (陳奕迅) the Cantonese Pop singer attracts many tourists to visit the mural he painted in 2007. The Mural is located in Mural Park.

For more information on Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery visit:
SheffieldMurals.com
Pakho Chau Mural

The Colours of Life mural painted by the famous cantopop singer,
Pakho Chau, stands proud in Mural Park, Sheffield.
Pakho and his entourage made an expeditious visit to the town
in May 2017 and left us with a wonderful memory.

Merchandise now for sale ay our online shop:
SheffieldMurals.com.au
Tasmazia International Mural Fest in Pioneer Crescent.
“Make-Believe” by Annete Matthews is the 2017 winning mural.

Every Easter, nine artists engage in a paint-off inspired by a single poem. The competitors have six and a half days to complete their artwork on boards set up in Mural Park. The paintings remain on display for a further twelve months until the next competition.

Shop all the mural merchandise here.
Sheffield Mural Art Walk Sheffield has almost 100 murals depicting the history of town and local region. Murals are spread throughout the town and Mural Walk Maps are free of charge and may be obtained from most businesses. The Mural Art Book is also available and can be purchased from most shops or the Visitor Information Centre at 5 Pioneer Cres, Sheffield 9am - 4pm daily.
Sheffield Murals Audio Tour (60 - 90 minute self-guided walking tour) The story begins with why the first mural was commissioned and how a rural town in economic decline was transformed into a thriving outdoor art gallery! The audio tours are excellent and entertaining - 'not to be missed'.

Local characters share their vision, tell their stories and fill us in on the history of Sheffield. Interviews with the artists, local identities and the instigators of the mural development are captured on the audio tour. Be entertained as you walk and take home a meaningful personal experience of the Kentish region.

The audio tours may be hired from:
Kentish Visitor Information Centre at
5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield. Phone 03 6491 1036.
NATURE WALKS & PICNIC AREAS
Sykes Sanctuary is 40 acres of bushland with abundant birdlife, walking tracks and memorials to Norman Sykes. He was an eccentric conservationist who gave up city life to live in a small shack, close to nature. He bequeathed his property to the Railton community with the instruction that it be conserved as a bird and fauna sanctuary.

Access to Syke's Sanctuary is off the B14 at Railton.
Warrawee Forest Reserve has a five kilometre walk with access to barbeque facilities, tables and three ponds stocked with trout. Platypus can sometimes be viewed on tours conducted early in the morning or at dusk with the Latrobe Landcare Group. Tours should be pre-booked a day or two before arriving at the reserve.
Cradle Mountain National Park
The months of December - April are recommended to walkers inexperienced in Tasmanian conditions. However, walkers are warned that rapidly changing weather conditions can occur at any time of the year. These can include howling winds, sleet, snow, relentless rain and blazing sun. It is recommended that you obtain the latest weather forecast before setting out.
Mount Roland Conservation Area & Regional Reserve
The reserve consists of 7600 hectares surrounding the range. The walk takes in the plains and plateau leading to the summit of the peak. There are two tracks to the summit which provide spectacular 360 degree views to Bass Strait, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff. Mount Roland stands at 1234 metres above sea level. More at www.mtroland.com.au
Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve is located on Railton Road, Latrobe.

Renowned for the diversity of native terrestrial orchids, some of the orchids are listed as rare and endangered species . Moreover, some of the orchids are not only endemic to the state of Tasmania, but to the local area.

The walk takes approximately 45 minutes and starts from the carpark off Railton Road. The reserve does not have any public facilities and there are no entry fees to pay.
O'Neil's Creek Picnic Reserve O'Neil's Creek originates from rain water from the watersheds off the western face of Mt Roland and Mt Van Dyke. O'Neil's Creek is host to the iridescent dragonfly, frogs, yabbies, freshwater crayfish and platypus. O'Neil's Creek Nature Trail is approximately 700 metres to O'Neil's Road and leads to the start of the Mt Roland Regional Reserve walking tracks. You will find White Gum eucalypts, Blackwood trees, Browntop Stringybarks, Myrtle trees, Sassafras trees, tree ferns and Dogwood trees.
Lake Barrington Nature Reserve is a picturesque setting next to the spectacular Lake Barrington.

Lake Barrington is ideal for water-based activities such as swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. Picnic areas with sheltered tables, BBQs and toilets are available within the reserve.

A kiosk operates on weekends in summer and during major sporting events.
Cradle Country Adventures - Kimberley
Cradle Mountain Canyons - Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain Helicopters - Cradle Mountain
Murrays Day Out - Tasmania
Sheffield Golf Club INC - Sheffield
Tasafari - Moina
Tasmanian Helicopters - Latrobe
 
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