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saturday JULY 15 12pm -11pm

Big Willie Burning, Costume  Comp, Roving Performers, Amazing bands, Storytelling... and more

Big Willie Burns

Saturday, Featured 8:10 pm -
Paddock
We will release the negative energy of the evil spirits from the apple orchards and set Big Willie alight one last time. Saturday night is the new time for this extravaganza to end the festival! Burn baby, burn!
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Wassail

Saturday, Featured 7:30 pm -
Paddock
Wassail! Old apple tree we'll wassail thee, And hoping thou will bear.
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Zac Henderson Band

Saturday 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Apple Shed Stage
Zac Henderson is an award winning Tasmanian based singer/songwriter described as a storyteller with influences from Blues, Folk and Roots music.
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WolfeFolk

Saturday 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Paddock Stage
WolfeFolk, led by contemporary violinist Emily Wolfe and her folk, showcases some of the finest musicians from Hobart/nipaluna.
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The Crooked Fiddle Band

Saturday, Featured 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paddock Stage
Originating in Sydney in 2006, The Crooked Fiddle Band is a musical force that defies convention.
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Teresa Dixon & The Deep Blue Sea

Saturday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Paddock Stage
From one side of Bass Strait to the other, local singer-songwriter Teresa Dixon plays emotive, gritty, alt country & folk songs of love, loss & hope.
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The Stranded Wailers

Roving & Experiences, Saturday 4:30 pm -
Although often found in matching flannel, we are neither prisoners, professional sailors nor professional singers but we sing heartily.
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Paddy McHugh

Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Apple Shed Stage
Paddy McHugh is an artist whose musicality has all the hallmarks of a natural storyteller threaded through with ease.
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Moosejaw Rifle Club

Saturday, Featured 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paddock Stage
The Moosejaw Rifle Club was formed in 2008 at a friend’s party when a disgruntled neighbour pulled the circuit breaker out of the power board to kill the music. Acoustic instruments were found and played and the band was formed.
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Little Pine

Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apple Shed Stage
Musical storytellers Lilly Sideris and Greer Mackay bring to the stage an air of relaxed folk.
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The Folk Bush Dance

Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paddock Stage
Classic bush dance sequences will be taught and put into action. All ages and experience welcome. Only fun will be had!
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Ross Smithard and Up Jumped Trouble

Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Apple Shed Stage
Led by Ross’s darn fine fiddling and accompanied by clawhammer banjo, guitar, bass, and banjo-uke.
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Dusty Rusty

Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Paddock Stage
I’m Dusty Rusty (Regan Martinovich) I’ve been travellin’ around playin’ an Aussie folky sound ~ Original story tellin’ tunes with an upbeat ballad feel ~ It’ll get ya hips swayin’, the horses neighin’, ya hands clappin’ & a beer crackin! That’s for sure!
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Barefoot Nellie

Saturday 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Apple Shed Stage
Traditional old-time mountain music and Americana. Weaving the traditional sounds of sweet vocal harmonies and driving instruments, Barefoot Nellie create an atmosphere of excitement and warmth; evoking images of smoky cabins, whiskey, lonesome train whistles and unrequited love.
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Storytellers Cup

Saturday, Featured 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Apple Shed Stage
The Willie Smith's Mid-Winter Festival Storytelling is back! This year is less of a competition and more of a celebration to commemorate the final Mid-Winter Festival!
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Moonshine Minnie in The Speakeasy Bar

Friday, Saturday, Featured 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Speakeasy Bar
We've converted our beautiful spirits distillation still into a speakeasy. Have yourself a cocktail and kick back to some beautiful piano tunes. Featuring: Moonshine Minnie hails from the deep-south where the songs & music of her childhood, was great for disguising & distracting from the sounds & intoxicating smells of moonshine! Minnie learnt to play from an early age, where her talent for distracting tellers-of-tales became legendary and her music became a necessity whenever there was still-action to be had! Hit her up with a request or two …. If you’re game?!!
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Blundstone's Costume Competition

Saturday, Featured 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Paddock Stage
Blundstone is proudly supporting the Costume Competition this year, with vouchers up for grabs! Dress in your pagan finery and win some amazing prizes!
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Apple Pie Eating Competition

Saturday 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Paddock Stage
Apple Pie eating competition... It gets surprisingly competitive.
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