Otway Soup Fest is coming…..Sunday 8 June Forrest Public Hall

 

There is always something to see or do in the Otway Country to Coast region. Take a leisurely drive through the magnificent forests and you’ll find something super, natural around almost every corner. From spectacular scenery, local native flora and fauna, taste tempting dining experiences and unique attractions to secluded hideaways you may never want to leave.

However if you are looking for an excuse to visit the Otway Region then here is a list of events that just might tempt you to come back again and again.

The Otway Country to Coast Event calendar is the best place to find what’s on in the Otway region, from arts festivals and music festivals, to exhibitions and local markets, fresh local produce and dining experience, to nature walks, or sports events. It’s all happening in the Otways.

– See more at: http://www.otwaycountrytocoast.com.au/events/2014/MAY.html#sthash.9Ehv7txB.dpufImage

Otway Soup Fest 2014

 

This is the ninth warming, winter festival in the Otways hinterland township of Forrest. What started out as a “brag session around a couple of beers about who makes the best pumpkin soup” has turned into a full day of competitions, activities and entertainment that raises not only community spirits, but also money for good causes. As life along the coast begins to slow in the cooler months, the hills become alive with activity. With over two thousand people attending and consuming 300 litres of soup, this is a festival not to be missed.

There is a homemade soup competition and categories of other homemade goodies, the largest vegetable grown locally, also home brewed beer and wines. Market and craft stalls, soup for lunch, BBQ, Pizza, coffee and Devonshire Tea. A variety of free activities make it a fun day for all the family and in previous years these have included a shuttle bus service to walk the Tiger Rail Trail, visit West Barwon Dam and the town history sites; free children’s entertainment with Picco the Clown, animal nursery, jumping castles, music and more. Together with the market and craft stalls it is a fun day for all the family. The Festival event also includes a free bus ride taking in visits of local interest featuring the beauty of the Otways and the history of Forrest.

The Otway Soup Fest is a successful collaboration by a number of local groups and is very professionally managed by the Forrest Lions Club. Funds raised go towards local, national and international community and humanitarian projects. If you are a local group looking for opportunities to fundraise, you are welcome to join in the next Otway Soup Fest in 2015 – the 10th Anniversary!

CONTACT NAME: Delwyn Seebeck  PHONE: 5231 5055

EMAIL: lionsforrest@gmail.com or dseebeck@bigpond.com

WEB: http://lionsclubs.org.au/201v2/documents/Otway%20Soupfest%202014.pdf

 

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There is always something to see or do in the Otway Country to Coast region. Take a leisurely drive through the magnificent forests and you’ll find something super, natural around almost every corner. From spectacular scenery, local native flora and fauna, taste tempting dining experiences and unique attractions to secluded hideaways you may never want to leave.

However if you are looking for an excuse to visit the Otway Region then here is a list of events that just might tempt you to come back again and again.

The Otway Country to Coast Event calendar is the best place to find what’s on in the Otway region, from arts festivals and music festivals, to exhibitions and local markets, fresh local produce and dining experience, to nature walks, or sports events. It’s all happening in the Otways.

– See more at: http://www.otwaycountrytocoast.com.au/events/2014/MAY.html#sthash.9Ehv7txB.dpuf

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