Old Factory set to ignite a new event
FIRE pits, hot rods, barbecued meats, street food, craft beer, live music and a family friendly atmosphere will form part of the first ever Fire Festival to be held at The Old Factory in Myrtleford this weekend.
The Old Factory manager Benni McKechnie said the idea was born when the Myrtleford Chopped and Changed Kustom Car Club said they wanted to end their third annual May Day run at the venue.
“Basically it’s just a chance to get everyone together and to have a good time with a couple of beers and some good food,” Mr McKechnie said.
“It’s going to be great and a good chance to showcase some great food and beer from around the area.”
The Old Factory will cook their favourite low and slow style barbecue meats along with a spit pig while An Choi Vietnamese street food will also be available.
If the heat from the fire pits isn’t enough MUM’s Mind Ur Mouth dipping sauces will be there too and if your over 18 you’ll be able to wash it all down with some of the best in local craft beer.
Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers, Mt Beauty’s Sweet Water Brewing Company and the Blizzard Brewing Company will be the trusted brewers for the event.
Most of the classic cars and customs will also be local and will be on show outside the venue from 1.30pm when the annual May Day run returns to Myrtleford after visiting Yackandandah and Dederang.
“It’s all come about quickly but we’ve got some great feedback on it already so hopefully we can get a few people and it’s a good day,” Mr McKechnie said.
Organisers hope it will become an annual event that brings people to the area.
“It will be an annual event and we are hoping it gives us the foundation to do a barbecue competition next year,” Mr McKechnie said.
“The festival is sort of about what we do and that’s live music, craft beer and meat over the fire.
“We will try to get the community involved as much as we can.”
The inaugural Fire Festival takes place this Saturday from 12pm to 11pm.