Show­cas­ing pros­per­ity and di­ver­sity

North East Tourist News - - MYRTLEFORD -

THE sub-alpine val­ley town­ship of Myrtle­ford in North East Vic­to­ria will come to life once again when the com­mu­nity cel­e­brates the 56th Myrtle­ford Fes­ti­val to be held from Thurs­day, March 10 to Mon­day, March 14, 2016.

The iconic tobacco dry­ing kilns of the past, farm­land and the ex­quis­ite Mount Buf­falo moun­tain range will greet you as you en­ter into the pic­turesque Ovens Val­ley, where the en­tire com­mu­nity will wel­come you to join with them in five days of fes­ti­val events with some­thing for ev­ery­one; and the ma­jor­ity of events are free.

Ev­ery fes­ti­val show­cases the re­gion’s agri­cul­tural pros­per­ity and di­ver­sity, and other in­dus­tries that sup­port the com­mu­nity, ac­knowl­edg­ing the role that the plant­ing, grow­ing and har­vest­ing of a vast va­ri­ety of crops play in its rich­ness.

The town cen­tre will be a buzz of ac­tion and fun on the Satur­day as the main street is closed all day for the huge open air street mar­ket, pa­rade and evening street party.

There will be en­ter­tain­ment by talented per­form­ers, amuse­ment rides and ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids, and a vast va­ri­ety of mar­ket stalls com­plete with food court set in a re­laxed, friendly com­mu­nity set­ting.

The 2016 Fes­ti­val event will of­fer vis­i­tors a huge pro­gram of ac­tiv­i­ties over the March Labour Day long week­end in ad­di­tion to the main high­lights, in­clud­ing cat­tle sales, his­tor­i­cal, art, craft and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tions, he­li­copter joy flights, lo­cal and hand­made Cot­ters mar­ket on Sun­day and much, much more.

If you want to learn how to Love the Life for a few re­laxed, fun filled days dur­ing March, then take a trip to friendly, beau­ti­ful, cul­tured Myrtle­ford. You might just be sur­prised at what you find. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit www. the­myrtle­ford­fes­ti­ or fol­low the Fes­ti­val on Face­book.

COM­MU­NITY: The Myrtle­ford Fes­ti­val is a high­light on the lo­cal cal­en­dar.

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