The Leongatha Daffodil Festival is set to bloom again on the 2nd September and none can believe it will be for the 61st year. An amazing achievement from this bustling little community and everyone is invited. Rich with both colour and history, the Leongatha Daffodil Festival is well worth a trip to the country for some free, old-fashioned fun.
Traditional organisers, the Horticultural Society, this year in conjunction with the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce, have gone to great lengths to create a hive of entertainment for all. With market stalls and free activities for the kids, pop up bars, food trucks, vintage car show, art exhibition and live music to boot.
Needless to say, the featured event at the Leongatha Daffodil Festival is the Horticultural Society's flower show. You'll find the Memorial Hall blanketed in blooms from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. If you're heading through town be sure and pop-in to appreciate these natural masterpieces.
The Annual Arts Prom Country, Art and Photography Show
For lovers of photography and art, don't miss the Annual Arts Prom Country, Art and Photography Show being held in conjunction with the Leongatha Daffodil Festival. Attracting over 450 entries, this huge exhibition will be on display in the Mesley Hall, corner Ogilvy and Horn Street, Leongatha from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September 2017. Entry to the show is $5 per person and competition amongst the artists is fierce. It's little wonder as the Art & Photography Show boasts a prize pool worth over $6,000.
Thanks to the support of local businesses, all kids activities at the festival are free and there's plenty to see and do. Take a slow stroll through the 15th annual South Gippsland Historical Auto Club gathering. It's always a pleasure to appreciate these carefully preserved old cars and to speak with the owners about their passion. Over 60 cars are expected to be on display along Michael Place and in the Woolworths car park, with donations being sought in conjunction with this event to aid men's cancer research.
The market section of the Leongatha Daffodil Festival will include a range of locally made and produced wares including soaps and herbal teas, handcrafts and clothes, including custom made hoodies, turtlenecks and vests and more. Artwork, jewellery and giftware, too. Kids fashion and accessories and mink blankets for your bed. There'll also be a mouth-watering display of fresh food and drink courtesy of local food vendors and two onsite food trucks will be serving lunch and treats.
The Leongatha Daffodil Festival is being held on Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 10am. Blair Street will be closed from 9am to accommodate the market, free kids activities, pop up bars and two food trucks. The main stage area will be situated on Lyon Street, along with seating and the animal nursery.
Leongatha is located in the South Gippsland Shire approximately 135km south east of Melbourne and is a lovely place for a drive amid the sweeping green hills and fresh country air. If you're passing through Korumburra, why not call in at Coal Creek along the way. Entry to this beautifully preserved, living heritage museum is free and a fantastic experience the whole family will love, too.