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Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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Otways Blues and Berries
The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is an annual celebration of music, art, craft and local produce. This year's event will be held on Saturday 24th February between Midday and 8 PM at the Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand River.

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A great line-up of artists will feature at this years Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival. Image courtesy Festival Organisers.


Artists performing on Saturday include Lloyd Spiegel, Dreamboogie, Geoff Achison and the Justin Yap Band.

Saturday's main festival event will be followed on Sunday with a performance by the John-Luke Shelley Duo at nearby Otway Estate between 1 PM and 4 PM.

Victoria Melbourne Gellibrand River Otways Festival Festivals Music
This annual event is a laid-back country celebration of music, art, craft and local produce. Image courtesy Festival Organisers.


There'll also be a Festival Market Day staged on the Sunday at Rex Norman Reserve between 9.30 AM and 2 PM featuring local producers, artists & artisans. Organisers will have plenty of delicious food on hand including a variety of local blueberry products, there'll be activities for the kids and live music to keep you entertained while browsing the market stalls.

Tickets to Saturdays Blues Festival cost Adults $30, Under 18's and Concession holders $20.

Victoria Melbourne Gellibrand River Otways Festival Festivals Music
The Sunday Market is a family affair with something for visitors of all ages. Image courtesy Festival Organisers.


A $5 cover charge payable at the door applies to the John-Luke Shelley performance at Otway Estate, with the Cellar Door open from 11 AM and light lunches available.

Gellibrand River is 25 kilometres south of Colac, 229 kilometres southwest of Melbourne and just under a 3-hour drive via the M1 and Princes Highway/A1.

Victoria Melbourne Gellibrand River Otways Festival Festivals Music
Enjoy a great weekend of country hospitality at the Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival Saturday and Sunday 24th & 25th March. Image courtesy Festival Organisers

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Why? Take the opportunity to see some of Australia's best blues performers and enjoy the country hospitality of the small Gellibrand River community.
When: Blues Festival Saturday 24th followed by the Market Day on Sunday 25th March.
Phone: (03) 5235 8357
Where: Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand River
Cost: Tickets for Saturday's Festival cost Adults $30, Under 18's & Concession holders $20.
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