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Tea is the way
In Prom Country (that would be Wilson's Promontory) the lovely town of Fish Creek is holding its renowned Tea Cosy Festival from 14 to 22 May, 2016. The Festival is a unique and quirky event which is held only once every two years. You won't want to miss it and have to wait til 2018 for the next one.
The centrepiece of the festival is, of course, the tea cosies. Competition entries are accepted in four categories: Traditional, Fish/Aquatic, Men's and Exuberant Whimsy. The closing date for entries to be received has been extended to Friday 6th May, see here for further details on categories and instructions on how to enter should you wish to let your imagination run wild and showcase your creative talent in the form of a tea cosy. Alternatively, you can just come along to the Festival, admire the exhibits and join in the fun.
The Tea Cosy Exhibition will be officially opened at 2.00pm on 14 May 2016 and continue through to 22nd May, daily from 11.00am until 5.00pm in the Fish Creek Memorial Hall.
Along with the Tea Cosy Exhibition there are a host of other fun events to be held over the course of the Festival including a Makers' Market with a range of stalls from local artisans, musicians and street performers and Tea Cosy Games, Morning Teas, High Teas and Devonshire Teas across several venues, a Fish Creek's Got Talent.contest and much more.
Fish Creek has numerous art galleries to visit, cafes to lounge in and should you feel energetic, there's always the Great Southern Rail Trail to help you ride or walk off those teatime treats. It's also on the South Gippsland Wine Trail and not too far away from some spectacular beaches.
Who would have thought of such a thing as a tea cosy festival. Sounds quirky. When I was young I used to knit tea cosies because they were easy to do and back then Nan always had a pot of tea on the go.