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Bright Spring Festival 2011

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The 2011 Bright Spring Festival will be held in the Great Alpine Valleys from Friday, October 14th to Tuesday, November 1st 2011. This family friendly festival celebrates everything the Great Alpine Valleys has to offer; fine food and wine, breathtaking gardens, scenic walking and bike trails, community arts and crafts markets, art exhibitions and music performances and much, much more.

Image appears courtesy of the Bright Spring Festival website


The full festival program has currently been unveiled on the Bright Spring Festival website, and below you can see a handful of the event highlights for 2011.

Image appears courtesy of the Bright Spring Festival website


The best way to celebrate the start of Spring is to enjoy the outdoors and at the Bright Spring Valley Festival you can explore not only twenty beautiful open gardens, but also attend expert gardening workshops held by the likes of Tino Carnevale and Angus Stewart of Gardening Australia.

Image appears courtesy of the Bright Spring Festival website


Another way to make the most of the warmer weather is to attend the various street markets and riverside markets during the Bright Spring Valley Festival. Key market events include the Make it, Bake It, Grow It Market on Saturday, October, 15th and the Monster Rotary Street Market on Sunday, October 30th - which will have some 200 stalls, hence the name 'monster'. A number of fetes and fairs are also on offer; there is the Traditional Parish Fete on Saturday, October 22nd and the Wandi Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 29th.

Image appears courtesy of the Bright Spring Festival website


Food also takes center-stage at the Bright Spring Festival; there are numerous exciting events on offer. Some food and wine event highlights include a pasta making workshop on Sunday, 16th October and Sunday, 23rd October, a special Dinner for Breast Cancer Research to be held on Thursday, 20th October, a three day Mongolian BBQ and Kebab Feast event (21st to 23rd October), a Beer Appreciation Workshop on Saturday, 22nd October and a Sublime Spring Tastebud Tour, which will be held on Sunday, 23rd October; this special event is all about the art of matching fine wine and fine food.

Image appears courtesy of the Bright Spring Festival website


The various tours and outdoor activities are not just limited to food and wine experiences, there is also a Murder and Mystery Tour of Bright and Tour of Bright State Battery (both will be held on Saturday, 22nd October), as well as two bird watching events (to be held on 24th and 27th October ) and a 'Alpine'4 Peaks Climb which will occur over four days (29th October to 1st November).

Image appears courtesy of the Bright Spring Festival website


There truly is something for everyone at this year's Bright Spring Festival. You will need to head to the official festival website to see all the events and attractions; the festival program is presented in categories as well as a day to day program, so you can easily plan which events you like to attend. Most events are free, however some require bookings; see the festival program for further details.

There is no better way to explore the Great Alpine Valleys this Spring, so make sure you head to the Bright Spring Festival this October.

For more information on this exciting forthcoming event; simply head to the festival website located here. For accommodation information, please see the Bright Victoria website, which is located here and the official Great Alpine Valleys Facebook profile, located here.
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Why? Discover the Great Alpine Valleys this Spring
When: 14th October - 1st November 2011
Where: Great Alpine Valleys
Cost: Some event are free, others may require donations or bookings
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