DerbyFest 2022

DerbyFest is back | 23 - 24 April 2022


DerbyFest is a family-friendly mountain bike festival that aims to celebrate all things Derby and mountain biking.

The event aims to celebrate all things Derby and mountain biking, showcase regional produce, craft beer, wine and spirits with our amazing Mountain biking trails. The festival will include bike skills sessions, group rides, craft beer, food, wine, mountain bike products, competitions, demo bikes, test rides and entertainment.

Capacity is limited to 2,000 attendees per day and the festival will be held in Derby - 100km east of Launceston and 65km west of St Helens.

Stay tuned for more updates and ticket sales!


How do I purchase tickets?
Here! (But not yet….. Tickets will be available to purchase from November 2021.) There are limited ticket numbers this year due to COVID restrictions so we will only be selling at the festival gate if tickets haven’t already sold out. Your best bet is to grab a ticket early and not risk missing out.
How do I get to Derby Fest?
DerbyFest is located at 99 Main Street, Derby. Derby is a small rural town approximately 100km east of Launceston and 65km west of St Helens in the North East of Tasmania. We are lacking in trains and a little short on buses so your best bet is to road trip it via car. For mainlanders (interstaters) the nearest airport is Launceston.
Where can I stay?
There is a huge range of accommodation options available in Derby and the surrounding communities. Jump online to book anything from a cabin in the forest to a modern apartment overlooking the river. Accommodation will book out quickly so we do recommend you book well in advance. There is camping available in Derby and nearby communities but it’s a first in best-dressed scenario (No bookings).
Where can I eat?
There will be food stalls located in the festival hub (check out the Program for details- coming soon) plus there is a selection of eateries within Derby which will have an array of tasty food on offer from wood-fired pizza to old-fashioned pub grub to tempt your tastebuds. For general groceries, you’ll need to stock up at Branxholm IGA, Scottsdale Woolworths or St Helens IGA if traveling from the east coast. There are also a small range of essentials at the Derby General Store on Main Street.
Are there any passouts?
Yes. You will be given a wristband upon arrival, and this wristband will allow you to enter and exit the festival as you please. Please ensure your wristband remains on your wrist throughout the duration of the event, as you will not be permitted into the festival without it.
Will there be an ATM?
Most stallholders and shops will have EFTPOS, however there is cash withdrawals and other services available at the Derby Post Office.
What about COVID-19?
The Event Team is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and restrictions. At this stage DerbyFest will be going ahead, proceeding with caution and subject to change as advice from Public Health changes. On arrival at the event, you will need to check-in and register your details with the Tasmanian Government’s ‘Check-in TAS’ app on your phone, to assist with contact tracing. Please ensure your device is charged and allow extra time to complete this. We suggest downloading the app before you arrive to save time. Information on the app and how to download it can be found here. If you are feeling unwell (including sore throat, dry cough, fever, or runny nose) please do not attend DerbyFest. Likewise if you are a close contact of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been in a declared hot spot within 14 days prior to the event please do not attend.
Will I have to wear a mask?
Yep, sure will. If you are aged 12 and over and queueing for or within the festival hub then yes, you will be required to supply and wear a mask (Tassie Public Health mandate). There are some exceptions to the mandatory mask wearing rule – please check the COVID-19 TAS website to see if this applies to you.
I have lost my ticket, what do I do?
Tickets are provided electronically. If you lose your ticket, print another one or show the original ticket on your mobile device. Each ticket has a unique barcode that can only be used once. If your ticket has already been used, a second entry will not be granted.
It's an outdoor event, what if it's raining?
The event will proceed rain, hail or shine. It’s Tassie in April so come prepared for all the seasons – pack the sunscreen and the beanies. Probably a raincoat too….
Can I get a refund?
Yes - if the event is forced to cancel due to COVID-19 then refunds will be made available. (Minus the booking fee). If you just change your mind… then no, no refund (sorry).
Where can I park?
Parking will be available along Derby Main Street. Get there early so you don’t need to walk as far to the festival ;) Alternatively, you can park at the Branxholm Recreation Ground and take a leisurely ride along the beautiful Valley Ponds Trail (green – 7km) all the way to Derby and park your bike in the valet parking at the festival hub ($ donation).
Can I bring my dog?
We love a good trail dog as much as the next but unfortunately, they will need to sit this one out with no animals within the festival hub. (Service dogs excluded).
What else can I do in the area?
While you are here you may as well check out some of the amazing offerings around North East Tasmania. Check out some of the many amazing options on our Things to Do page.