Bothwell Bicentenary Festival 2022

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of this picturesque agricultural township in the Central Highlands Tasmania. The Bicentenary celebration of the township of Bothwell is being held on the weekend of 14 – 16 October 2022 .

The Bothwell Bicentennial Festival organising team have been hard at work to bring you a wonderful festival to nudge your sense of time.

The committee have aimed to have a mix of guided and self-guided tours as well as workshops; some free and some requiring guests to purchase, covering all aspects of the history of Bothwell.

Attendees are encouraged to embrace the “romanticism of the 1820’s period” and dress the part.

The event will run over two days, to reduce double ups in the program and allow you to attend more of the program. A speaker’s program and a human library have both been included, with the speaker’s program hosted by Jane Longhurst.

We are working on delivering a COVID safe, family friendly and inclusive event, with something for everyone.

Whether you are visiting or local it’s everyone’s shared responsibility to follow COVID guidelines. For the most up-to-date information on guidelines click here.

  • Touchless payments are preferred.
  • Wash and sanitise your hands
  • Stay at home if you are unwell
  • Keep your distance from others

The draft program is below – please check back regularly for finalised times and booking details as appropriate.

To DOWNLOAD our program please click HERE

These days, Bothwell draws tourists to its beautifully preserved historical buildings, pleasant pastoral landscapes, trout fishing and the oldest golf course in the Southern Hemisphere, ‘Ratho’. It is a quiet, peaceful area powered by agriculture.

Bothwell can be found on the A5, 20 kms from the Midland Highway, 50 mins from Hobart and 1 hr 45 minutes from Deloraine and Launceston.

  • The Bothwell Historical Society state the town was established in 1822.