What We're Supporting

north east rivers festival 2017

We are supporting the North East Rivers Festival based in Derby in North East Tasmania.

This iconic event has grown from a singular event the iconic Derby River Derby to a festival that now offers several different events over two big weekends in October each year.

The Committee has packaged up fun family orientated events in varied parts of our Municipality. You can spectate or participate. You can fish, golf, enjoy a wine tasting to music or get really active by being involved in a full on adventure participating in the Derby River Derby or Bridport Fun Run. Whichever event you choose, make sure you come and have fun, raise your adrenaline levels and welcome the warmer weather with open arms.

Every year, young folk and adventuresome adults tackle the windy, rapid laden Ringarooma River vying for trophies and bragging rights. Saturday October 22 will see the small township of Derby come alive to thrills, spills and mayhem of the Derby River Derby. This year will see the second year of the Raft, Run, Ride Event at the Derby, making use of the river and the newly developed Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. This event will cater for team and solo participation.

From Friday October 14th through to Sunday October 23rd there will be 12 quite different festival activities across the Dorset Municipality. The first weekend highlights the opening night, the Musselroe Wind Farms Fishing Competition, Rootstock – Live Music at Delamere Vineyard, Pony Club Gymkhana and the River of Life celebration.

In the middle of the weekends there is the Feast of the North East at the Bridport Bunker Club. The second weekend brings on the excitement of spectating and participation with the Crowe Horwath Golf Challenge at Moorina Golf Course just past Derby. The Junior Fishing Day is on Friday, the Harvey Norman Derby River Derby and the Aqua Property Raft Run Ride on Saturday, followed by the Fonterra Bridport 10 Fun Run and the Legerwood Lane Hill Climb on the Sunday.

We hope to see you in the beautiful North East in October and celebrating the 40th Derby River Derby together.