Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Very Busy Day at the Harvest Festival

We were all a bit concerned about what the weather would offer for Autumnfest this year.  On the day before there was definitely a touch of winter about as cooler temperatures and rain settled in (parts of Victoria were even expecting a dusting of snow). However, those who worked the weather magic smiled on Autumnfest, and gave us a cloudy but pleasant day.

The local Seed savers Group answered plenty of queries
The cloudy conditions did not deter the one thousand plus visitors that joined us in celebrating the event. There was a real buzz and community feel to the day as individuals and families enjoyed the various activities, glorious food, talks, performances, demonstrations and opportunities to share information and knowledge. Our photos show some of the day’s activities.
There was plenty to chat about.
Some gave Zumba a go

Others joined the Labyrinth dancing

After the exercise it was time to enjoy some food

Emily the face painter was popular

Tim and Mike supplied freshly juiced organic drinks
Travis was busy all day baking wood fired pizzas

The Medieval games added a touch of history
During the day we met and chatted to dozens of people and were lucky enough to meet several readers of our blog. Everyone we spoke to, seemed to be enjoying the day and gave positive feedback and happy responses. Thank you to all helpers, participants and visitors for joining in and making it such a successful and special event.
Edd and Amanda's goats were a real hit with young and old
Of course it will all be happening again next year in March. If you want to join in as a stallholder or volunteer or just be kept informed about the event, keep an eye on this blog or send us an email ( and we will add you to our mailing list.


Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Looks like a great day! I'll come say hello next year!

Andrew and Heather said...

It really was a great day Mrs Bok, but very tiring for us as part of the organising committee. We collapsed in a heap at the end of the day.

If you happen to be in the Yarra Valley, our Organic Farmer's Market is on every Saturday morning outside the old Healesville Railway Station and we have a stall there on most Saturdays. We'd love to catch up with you sometime and have a chat.

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