Old Fac­tory set to ig­nite a new event

Myrtleford Times - - What's On -

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.

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