Applefest celebrates harvest time in the heart of Victoria's apple country. Celebrating all local produce, these days newer ventures like wine, cider and delicacies have filtered in and share the spotlight. As the festival has evolved and grown, it has brought about an even better event with the market and entertainment getting better each year too. Stay updated via the Facebook page.
Head to this years Fest on Saturday 7 March 2020 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Stanley Park North, High Street, Harcourt. Entry is via gold coin donation. It's a day filled with fresh produce and food stalls, local cider, wine and beer, the Harcourt Art Show, all day live entertainment, a Kid's Karnival and more. Why not join the apple pie baking and eating competition! Enjoy fresh baked apple pies, apple cake and apple juice. There's something for everyone in the fruit fields, especially those who love apples!
It's not too late if you'd like to enter the art show as entries only close on Fri 21 Feb 2020. Adults can enter at $5 per submitted item and juniors aged 18 and under just $1 an item. Find all details, conditions of entry and sale and the online form HERE.
While the kids are happy with face painting, jumping castles, rides and more, adults can enjoy the wonderful music lineup as you can see above. If you saw Rich Davies at Newstead Live, then you'll want to see him again, and he'll be at the Applefest. Harcourt locals featuring on the Main Stage include Maya Rose and her band, and Oliver Northam & The Elsewheres. Oliver's enthralling blend of piano and guitar-based folk-pop has been described as a mix of Passenger, Bob Dylan and Tom Waites that "contemporises country and folk with a baritone maturity akin to Marlon Williams and Jeff Tweedy" - Beat Magazine.
Nominated for "Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act" Music Victoria Awards 2019, Maya was born into a musical family and grew up listening to Soul and 90's R&B. She released her debut single "See You Again" and EP Time in 2019, in collaboration with Melbourne producers Jerome Farah (Baker Boy, KIAN) and Aman Bayatly (Adrian Eagle). These and many others feature in the lineup, so come along and discover these amazing artists at the Fest.