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This is your chance to escape the city to a true country festival. You can travel quickly via the inside straight roads to Deans Marsh, or meander along the stunning Great Ocean Road to Lorne and then head north. By all means take your towel and bathers and stay in lovely Lorne and drive up to the festival for a wonderful day outing.
But whichever way you drive, it is worth the trip. Just make sure you get there, it is well worth it. This is an old style festival with old style fun. It will have the standard live music, art and crafts, local beer, wine and produce plus market stalls. But then the really fun activities begin.
If you want to know about the history of Deans Marsh and the stunning handmade curtain across its stage, ask any proud volunteer on the day or find Lisa Jarvis, the Deans Marsh Community Cottage Coordinator, who loves to give a grand tour of the grounds. This curtain was lovely, handmade and stitched by the local mums, daughters, grandmums, and aunts during the war using left over burlap four bags. The history depicted in its panels is priceless.
Hand made by the locals during the war using flour sacks
Meet local chainsaw artist Alex Lorenzi. He loves to share how he got started with this local art and how much the tourists love it. He talks about how the local school kids helped design some of the pieces such as the panther and how they helped chisel and refine the art as well and then put their names to it.
History unfolds everywhere around you. The day will not be long enough, but it will be extraordinary fun.