The 15th annual Birregurra Festival and Art Show on October 11-12 promises fun for all ages. Once again the streets of Birregurra will transform into a vibrant market place, rich with a diverse range of live music, art, produce and craft.
The weekend kicks off on Friday October 10 with the opening of the renowned art show. The award show, held in Birregurra’s Main Street Hall from 7:30pm, features about 300 entries from artists throughout Victoria. With all works for sale, this is a great opportunity to purchase an original work.
During the weekend the streets will be a buzz with market stalls. Weave your way through the crowds to explore a range of handcrafted goods and fresh produce. A dog jumping competition will run over both days. Get your pampered pooch in training to take part. Visit the Garden Hub showcasing plants and gardening advice. Then refuel by selecting from the array of food and drink on offer in the Otway Harvest Trail Food and Wine Precinct.
There is plenty for the kids with all sorts of carnival rides, the ever-popular animal nursery, as well as ‘Little Feet Music’ appearing on the main stage, a children’s music act that is sure to get your little one dancing on Sunday.
Be treated to a wide selection of live music performances throughout the festival. Saturday will see Melbourne duo The Pierce Brothers perform off the back of a new EP and multiple sell out shows around Australia. Also on Saturday will be Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys, a group of inspiring indigenous artists performing songs about their homeland and culture.
Local lads The Fire Alive will take the stage on Sunday, along with Brother James and the 100-member community choir, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Marsh. Other entertainers to lineup this year include Angie McMahon, Residual, The Stackshots, Rose Avenue plus many more.
There’s certain to be something to appeal at the Birregurra Festival and Art Show, October 11-12. Gold coin donation. To keep up to date with all the festival news, updates and program, follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/birregurrafestival , on Twitter @Birrefest and via the website www.birregurra.com/festival/ . Enquiries phone Vicki Jeffrey 0419 367 994.