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Bendigo Easter Festival, Bendigo
Beginning on Good Friday, this long-running Easter Celebration has it
all -- Easter egg hunts, the family day at Lake Weeroona, and onstage
entertainment throughout the day. A huge celebration for the festival's
140th birthday will commence on the Saturday at Rosalind Park,
including games, activities and dance.
Tel: 1800 813 153
Stawell Gift, Stawell
The famous Stawell Gift is a professional athletics meeting with sixty-
six events over three days, culminating in the famous 120 metre foot
race. There are activities requiring less athleticism, including a betting
ring, fashion parade, live music and children's entertainment.
Tel: 03 5358 1326
Queenscliff Seafood Feast, Queenscliff
Get prepared for the biggest seafood festival in all of Australia! A host
of volunteers will prepare a smorgasboard of seafood donated by the
seafood industry to fundraise for the Royal Children's Hospital. 6.5
tonnes of seafood will be served, as well as 2700 litres of regional
Tel: 03 5258 2426
Bendigo Winemakers Festival, Bendigo
Easter Sunday each year is a time for breaking bread and drinking
wine, and what better place to do this than at a winemakers festival?
Held in the beautiful Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, with over thirty
winemakers in attendance, this vintage festival is worth a visit.
Tel: 03 5435 2519
Como Gardens Open Garden Weekend, The Basin
This historic garden contains rare and beautiful plants that have been
collected over many years. Over this fun-filled open weekend, you can
wander amidst the foliage, enjoy Devonshire teas and cheese tasting,
or take a ride on the steam train.
Tel: 03 9761 1341
Cardross Indoor Autumn Market, Cardross
Country warmth and hospitality is on show here, with plenty of stalls
full of art and craft, and beautiful country food and wine. A delicious
breakfast will be available before the market opens, so get up early and
treat yourself .
Tel: 03 5024 1345
Mt Beauty Music Festival, Mt Beauty
This year, the 11th annual Mt Beauty Music Festival brings you the
usual blues, roots, world music and country, but classical music has
now been added to the program. With wine, food, market stalls and
general good times, this is a high-country festival not to miss.
Tel: 03 5754 1962
Bright Autumn Festival, Bright
The annual Bright Autumn Festival spans a delightful two weeks,
celebrating the Victorian High Country's beautiful autumn colours and
produce. The highlight of the festival is Gala Weekend, when you can
enjoy the parade and the market.
Tel: 1800 111 885
VICTORIA -- AUTUMN 2010
Super Sweet Strawberries
If you are looking for super sweet berries on your next visit to
the Mornington Peninsula -- then Sunny Ridge Strawberry
Farm is the place for you. A third generation family owned
property, Sunny Ridge has been growing berries for over 40
years and is currently recognised for producing some of
Australia's sweetest berries.
Each season from November to April, you can pick
strawberries while relaxing in the picturesque surroundings
of our hinterland property -- there is nothing fresher than
strawberries picked straight from the fields!
Other seasonal fruits and berries can be purchased fresh
onsite from the farmgate along with a range of local gourmet
products such as honey, olive oil, relish, jam and chocolate.
Our dessert café is open year round with a seasonal
menu of indulgent delights like a traditional Devonshire Tea
or our famous Strawberry Temptation ice cream sundae. We
also have award winning fruit ice cream, made onsite using
our berries and other tasty ingredients and a boutique range
of strawberry wines and liqueurs -- like nothing you've tasted
Close to the Mornington Peninsula's wine region,
beaches and quaint townships, Sunny Ridge has something
for strawberry lovers of all ages, so join us for a delicious day
out on your next trip through the Mornington Peninsula.
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
244 Shands Rd, Main Ridge VIC 3928
Tel: (03) 5989 4500
OPEN: Strawberry Season November to April,
7 days 9am-5pm (upick until 4.30pm)
May to October weekends only, 11am-4pm
Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday
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