The 2018 Benalla Festival kicksoff the first week in November and organisers have given The Ensign a sneak-peak at this year’s program.
The theme is ‘‘Our Backyard’’ and as always there are plenty of fun things to do in and around Benalla.
Here are a few teasers of what you can expect:
Tatong Art Show: the fifth annual show will feature original works in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, goauche, photography and mixed media.
Moorngag Mower Mania: For regular attendees this event needs no introduction.
The Happy Wanderer Festival: An ecology of good local music, creators and adventurers that will take you along their wanderings and soulful good times.
Goorambat Backyard Party: A mix of family fun activities and live music featuring ‘‘Intensity Duo’’.
Tatong’s Great Big Garage Sale: Imagine an array of individual garage sales all in one beautiful location.
Devenish Silo Art of Honour: Honour the commitment the servicemen and women have made to ‘‘Our Backyard’’ at this 100-year Armistice Service.
Benalla open gardens: Take your pick from six open gardens, or if you get time why not visit them all.
Chamber Music Concert: Join Arcadia Winds for a joyous celebration of music.
Benalla Migrant Hut Exhibit: The moving photos in this exhibition tell the story of life at Benalla’s post-war migrant camp.
Benalla Migrant Camp short film premiere: This is the first
●●●●●●●●●●public screening of a series of recorded interviews that document how former migrant camp residents, who were children at the time, experienced the Benalla Migrant Camp 1949-1967.
NEA Our Backyard Exhibit: An exhibition of works by North East Artisan artists.
Game, Set, Match: Tennis enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a three-day gala of grass tennis in singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions.
●●Benalla Street Market: Benalla’s CBD will be buzzing with a wide variety of amazing market stalls and activities.
This is by no means all the activities and events available at the 2018 Benalla Festival.
The official festival guide released this week. For more information, pick up your copy of the program from the council offices on Bridge St, the Benalla Visitor Centre on Mair St or at The Ensign office on Carrier St.
Fun for all: The Benalla Festival 2018 official program is out this week.