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Rose festival brings music, floats, markets and fun
WITH a theme of Treasures of Biggenden, the Biggenden Apex Rose Festival and its parade will be held on Saturday, October 20.
One of the organisers, Gary Dundas, said this type of event bonded people.
“It is an opportunity to forget all your hardships, take a breath, sit back in the street and have a chat,” he said.
“A day like this makes memories, especially for little ones.”
Mr Dundas said council staff had done a wonderful job in preparing the memorial gardens.
“The roses are looking a treat,” he said.
“The response from businesses and the community for the festival has been overwhelming.”
Both pubs have extended their licenced areas to cater for thirsty patrons visiting the festivals attraction throughout the day.
At night, patrons will notice a difference as lighting has been upgraded
The festival begins at 2pm with markets, music performances and family entertainment, which continues into the night.
Come and enjoy the fantastic offerings of food stalls of all kinds; see the Snake Boss Reptile Show; meet Magic Glen; visit the pony rides, children’s rides and the animal farm; play Laser Skirmish or relax in the extended licence areas of the two local pubs.
Starting at 4pm, the parade of floats, vintage cars and bikes will weave its way around the Edward St rose gardens.
With seating limited, people are encouraged to bring their own chairs
Edward St will be closed to all vehicular traffic from noon, from the former saddlery to just past the Commercial Hotel.
FULL BLOOM: The town is shaping up for the Biggenden Apex Rose Festival, with Queen Emily Spry.