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Cavendish Red Gum Festival 2018

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Give me a home amongst the gum trees
The inaugural Cavendish Red Gum Festival is being held from Friday 13 April to Sunday 15 April 2018.

Held on the banks of the beautiful Wannon River, Cavendish will come to life with something for everyone - young and old.

The festival begins on Friday with early morning hot air balloon flights over the magnificent red gum trees. That night, the opening gala will kick off the festivities. Tickets to the gala are $25 and include a drink on arrival and canapes.

On Saturday, the main festival day, the fun will again begin with hot air balloon flights followed by a range of activities, competitions, entertainment, fun and games.

Cavendish Red Gum Festival
Heaps of fun for kids

Don't miss what promises to be a hard-fought battle between 12 and 2pm in the Red Gum Boot Throw. Or maybe have a go at wrapping your lips around a gum leaf in the Big Whistle competition.

Sit back and enjoy the performances up on the Red Gum stage:

10.30am - Cavendish Primary School
11.45am - The McIntyre Brothers
1.45 - Since Tuesday
4pm - Big Ten Trio
8203;6-7pm - Neil Murray

Check out the goods on offer at the Red Gum Market and admire the Red Gum Gallery- Art & Photography Exhibition. There will also be chainsaw sculpture, wood turning and beautifully crafted furniture made of course from Red Gum.

There will be a wide range of delicious and local food and drinks on offer. Stalls will be located near the Red Gum Stage and Market area.

The fun continues on the Sunday with more hot air balloon flights, environmental bus tours (where you'll get to visit and view some of the most beautiful trees in the world), the Red Gum Cup and even a golf competition.

Entry to the festival on Saturday 14th April will be by donation. Children's Activity Wristbands cost $5 per child for all day fun. All donations help to cover the cost of running the festival and any profits from the day will go towards supporting Cavendish community projects.

Cavendish is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, approximately 300km from Melbourne. For more information on the area and accommodation options, click here.
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Why? Fun under the shade of the glorious Red Gums
When: Friday 13 April to Sunday 15 April 2018
Phone: 0438 229 444
Where: Cavendish, Victoria
Cost: By donation, $5 for kids activity bands
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