The restored stage is set for the first OcTolbo
THINGS are in full swing in Colbinabbin after the announcement the town will be joining the silo art trail.
So much so, the town is looking to get a few events up and running in the hope they’ll become annual.
The first to be announced is ‘‘OcTolbo’’, a music day-nighter that will be a first for the town.
Organised by the Colbinabbin Country Hotel, OcTolbo will see four bands playing throughout the afternoon and into the night at the back of the hotel.
James Kenyon, Rosie Burgess and The Little Lord Street Band will be warming up the crowds before Sal Kimber and the Rollin Wheel come out to perform.
Colbinabbin Country Hotel manager Julie Price said the event is a celebration of things to come.
‘‘With the news of the silos becoming part of the art trail, we’re excited for what lies ahead,’’ she said.
‘‘As well as the silos, we’d like to be known for OcTolbo and hope it will become an annual event in the area.
‘‘The bands are a bit folk-y and so we think they should appeal to young and old.’’
As well as the show-stopping bands, there’ll also be a special guest.
‘‘Henrietta,’’ the Kennedy family truck (as in Kennedy Wines) has been mechanically restored and will make an appearance as the stage in Colbo on the day.
The event is family friendly, with under 15s free. The festivities start at 2pm and go until 10pm, with food and bar facilities.
Tickets to the October 20 event are available for $40 by searching OcTolbo on eventbrite.com.au
John and Pat Kennedy with Henrietta the truck and bottles of Henrietta the wine, which is named after the family vehicle.