Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Healesville Autumnfest 2012 on Saturday March 24

The autumn equinox is almost upon us, and that means another big harvest celebration in Healesville on Saturday March 24. As was the case last year, the event also celebrates the first birthday of the magnificent Healesville Labyrinth. 
Tenderbreak Permaculture Farm Stall
This year for Autumnfest we have lined up a continuous program of free entertainment, talks, informative displays, art and craft demonstrations and stalls selling good organic tucker for one and all. Here are some of the highlights from the program:-

Learn about Alternative Technology
There will be plenty to learn about on the day: seed saving, permaculture, local plants, environmental issues, solar and other alternative energy and more. We hope to power our sound system using a portable solar system setup.

A medieval troupe will entertain and run activities for children. Swords and chain mail will be on display in this interactive fun for kids of all ages.
Patricia and her "Chookmobile"
Performances include music by Murray Goodchild, Michael Arvanitakis, Zumba, flute playing by Rich Eagle Evans and a mass choir performance.

Fun on the Labyrinth
Apart from walks around the Labyrinth there will be dancing, singing and a parade. For a peek at the Labyrinth website see http://healesvillelabyrinth.org.au .

"Crunchy Love" Wood-fired Pizza
Food stalls will include wood -fired  pizzas, freshly squeezed organic juices and other delectable foods as well as chai tea, organic coffee, Mexican hot chocolate and more. Bring your friends and tell your neighbours. Come along, enjoy the festival, say hello to us at the Tenderbreak stall and eat with your friends under the shade of the old oak trees.
Hats for all occasions
Yarra Valley Tourist Railway will be running rides to Tarrawarra Tunnel along the old historical railway track.

Autumnfest is located outside the old Healesville Railway Station in the Railway Park.
Plenty of stalls

Seed Savers will be there

March 24 will be a huge day in Healesville because Healesville Music Festival is also being held on this day. Both events have free entry and dovetail into each other. Autumnfest runs from 9am to 3pm and the Musical Festival continues the celebration on into the evening.

Hope to see you at Healesville Autumnfest 2012

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