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Malmsbury Village Fayre 2018

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A market fayre with food, wine, many stalls and more
Come along for a day of music, food and wine! The Malmsbury Village Fayre is a not-for-profit community-run event that is staged annually on the third Sunday of November in the flourishing Botanic Gardens. It has been running since 2001 and this yea,r the Fayre has the theme of "Magic in the Gardens" and what fun this will be! Proceeds of each year's Fayre are distributed amongst Malmsbury Community groups and it is these profits which keep the event running each year.

There will be fairies, goblins, fortune tellers, medieval actors and of course, there will be magic all around the fayre!

There will be a medieval re-enactment group JOAS - Juvenis of Accendo Sarcalogos - who will re-enact medieval craft as well as sword fighting. You will be able to try on authentic replica chain mail. Why not have your fortune told! Or perhaps visit the crystal stalls or get some Henna designs done by Nazneen! You can also play giant games in the Magic Garden area.

As well as the fayre, you will find cafes, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and the local Historical Society at the Malmsbury Mechanics Institute. These will all be open on the Main street.

Live Music
Part of the focus of the fayre is the alliance with the Zingaro Festival and unique music. This year, the program will feature members from:

The KGB (Klezmer-Gypsy-Balkan, Central Victoria)
The Footscray Gypsies
The Orkester Glasso Bashalde

These group will bring the sounds of Eastern European music to Malmsbury. Visitors attending the fayre are welcome to join in - perhaps you can join in the gypsy dancing or give the marimbas a go!

The Kyneton Street Band will be roving throughout the fayre and making it a fun day where even the vendors will be joining in and dancing!

Back this year will be the always popular Zingaro Ensemble. They are a group who play live folk music and dance in the gardens. There will also be some up and coming musicians and singers, plus world music highlight acts of previous years.

Food & Drink
There will be meals as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale. These will be throughout the town as well as in the grounds of the fayre. Why not bring your picnic blanket and set yourself up for the day! Your dogs are also welcome at this event, as long as they are friendly and are on a lead at all times. Organisers have made sure that there is an area just for those of you who will have a picnic. There will also be tables and chairs available around the music area, so seniors come along also!

Maker's Market and Local Producers
You can do all your shopping at the Fayre - start on your Christmas gifts as this is a great opportunity to buy locally made and unique products. There will be more than 70 stallholders and these will include the best in the region's local wine and food produce. There will also be local makers and artists selling their handmade products, as well as craft people and artisans.

You will have the opportunity to go to several of the interesting demonstrations and workshops throughout the day.

There will also be a parkour course - Parkour is an "attitude and training method for movement through any environment at speed." The idea of this is to help with physical and mental obstacles in your life. This is done by using your body and mind to jump, run, and climb.

For the Children
There will be free activities such as a jumping castles (one for each age group) and free face painting.

This year, they will also have storytelling in the fairy glade. Children can watch Adam, the magician performing in the magic garden area. Then for the older children, there will also be a Parkour course in the gardens.

And all this happening in the most glorious of settings - the Malmsbury Botanical Gardens. It is happening on Sunday 18th November, 2018, from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. Entry fee is just $2 per person.

For more information, go to this website.

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When: 18th October 2018
Where: Malmsbury Botanic Gardens, 91 Mollison St, Malmsbury, Victoria, 3446
Cost: $2
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