I'm a freelance writer who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy finding new things to see and do in the beautiful area that I live in.
Sometimes it can be really difficult to plan for events like Father's Day. You may have a father whose interests are so particular, that anything associated which you buy will either be not right or already in their possession. You may have a father whose interests are so varied that you have no idea where to begin when trying to find the perfect gift. You may often rely on the fall-back present of socks and jocks, shirts, chocolate, wine, or the usual dad gag joke gifts. As for going somewhere on the actual day, you usually have to book ahead if you want to get into a place you know he'll appreciate. Then, after he's unwrapped his gifts and enjoyed a pleasant meal, he has the rest of the day to fill. But what to do?
If he's into vintage machinery, classic cars and old engines, and lives close to or on the Bellarine Peninsula, then you've pretty much got the day sorted. This Father's Day (Sunday September 6), the Vintage Machinery Group (which is a sub group within the Bellarine Agricultural Society) will be holding their 3rd Annual Vintage Machinery Display at the historic Drysdale Station precinct.
The event will be held within the historic Drysdale Station precinct
There will be all types of cars, trucks, tractors, stationary engines and machinery on display to the public, as well as the chance to see an operating steam powered saw bench. Members of the group will also be demonstrating the hot riveting process (which was used before the welding process was invented) so people can see just how much the construction business has changed and evolved over the last century. As per usual, the Bellarine railway will be running their regular train rides between Queenscliff and Drysdale, and will also be offering short wagon rides (at an extra cost).
There will be plenty of vintage machinery on display on the day. Image from springdale.org.au.
Gates to the event open at 9am, and entry costs $5 per adult and $10 per family. If your dad loves reminiscing about 'the good ol' days' and admires vintage machinery, then the exhibits on display (and the demonstrations which will run throughout the day) will be the perfect addition to his already special day.