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A blooming great day out
Get amongst the blooms at the 12th Annual Mallee Almond Blossom Festival on Sunday 18 August 2019.



Held on the banks of the Murray River, it's a fantastic event showcasing the fabulous Mallee District set amongst the blossoms of Australia's largest almond orchards.

Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
Gorgeous almond trees in full bloom


Enjoy sampling and purchasing local produce including almonds of course), olives, flavoured olive oils and salad dressings, avocados, sultanas, fresh garden produce, local honey and much more.

Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
Did you know that Almonds have the most protein and fibre of any tree nut?⠀


The Chantoozies will be performing at this year's festival, along with local boy Jett Charman, playing a wide variety of tunes from classic Rock and Blues favourites. With the Swan Hill local band, The Drowning Sorrows, covering all the songs you know and love you'll be singing along and dancing the day away.

Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
The Chantoozies, The Drowning Sorrows and and solo artist Jett Charman


Tony Genovese from Cool 4 Kids will keep the kids entertained with a range of fun, free activities including music, singing, puppetry, bubble making, scarf dancing and fun games such as musical statues, the limbo rock and giant parachute play.

Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
Tony Genovese aka COOL 4 KIDS will keep the kids entertained


There will also be an outdoor games area including chess, quoits, totem tennis, giant bubble making stations, sack racing, egg and spoon races, hula hoops, skipping, throw and catch grippers, walking stilts, noughts and crosses, frisbee throw, softball play, hopper balls, pogo sticks and more.

With roving entertainers, clowns, balloon shape makers, a giant slide, jumping castle and a petting zoo with cute and cuddly farm animals, the kids won't want to leave.

Plenty of food stalls will be dotted around with everything from spicy Asian to roast beef rolls, hotdogs, baked potatoes, pizza and paella. Quench your thirst with a cold one from The Prickly Pear craft beer company, try a drop from Trentham Estate or sample the gin from Fossey's Ginporium.

Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
Hold My Buns will be serving up their mouth watering burgers


There are some fantastic exhibits on show this year. Check out the local beekeeper in his 1947 Ute. He's got all the buzz on everything to do with bees. Take a look in the hall where over 30 speciality stalls will be selling products ranging from toys and clothing to jewellery and art. Take a break in front of the big screen TV with footage showcasing all that Robinvale and the surrounding area has to offer.

Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
Great stalls to browse


Always popular are the local bus tours that cost only $2 per person. This year local tour guides will take you to an avocado farm, then a drive through the almond trees to see all the blossoms. Pop into the information tent and book a seat before they fill up.



Robinvale is situated between Mildura and Swan Hill in North-west Victoria, approximately 470km from Melbourne. On the south bank of the mighty Murray River, it is connected by a bridge to Euston on the other side of the river in New South Wales. Click here for more information on this beautiful region.
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Why? Brighten up a winter's day with gorgeous blossoms
When: Sunday 18 August 2019, 10am to 4pm
Phone: 0419 953 716 or via email: info@mabf.org.au
Where: Robinvale Community Centre McLennan Dr, Robinvale, 3549
Cost: Free
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I wasn't aware that almonds were grown in this area. The blossoms are indeed beautiful.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7411) 92 days ago
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