Need to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Craving for a day trip?
Well, jump in your car or hop on the train to Nagambie for the Nagambie on Water Festival on Saturday 1 March 2014 from 9am.
Nagambie is a region of wine, waterways, wetlands and wildlife offering a wide range of fantastic outdoor activities on and off the lake. As it is only 90 minutes from Melbourne (and 40 minutes from Shepparton), Nagambie is a great place for a great weekend escape or a relaxing day trip.
Celebrating water and its importance in Nagambie, the Festival is currently in its seventh year. It is fabulous family friendly festival that is fun for everyone. A whole heap of action packed events are lined up to keep the whole family entertained including competitions, markets, demonstrations and water activities.
The Park to Pub Swim will begin at noon. If you're a keen swimmer then this may be for you. This is a 1.1km open water swim in the fresh waters of beautiful Lake Nagambie. So why not register for your chance to win some fantastic prizes? If swimming is not your thing, then be part of the excitement and line the boardwalk or the foreshore of Buckley Park to cheer, scream, clap, shout, or whatever you can to encourage and motivate the competitors from the beginning to the end.
Another exciting event at the Festival is Walk on Water. For all the innovators, inventors, and creative people out there, this is for you. Use your imagination and creativity to design floating shoes to be used to walk on water. The course is only 40 metres so if you can complete it in the fastest time, then there's a big cash prizes waiting for you at the finish line. Of course, there are other cash prizes for the best dress water walker, and the fastest secondary school entrants. This is uber fun, amusing and everyone will have a ball. So register now and start making your water shoes!
The Hooves and Harvest Celebration is great for all ages. Enjoy a session of grape crushing and feel the juicy grapes swish between your toes. Don't worry, it doesn't demand for any specific skills or require you to possess some kind of talent. All you need is a sense of fun! In addition to grape crushing heats, the Celebration also brings a petting zoo for the animal lovers. Make sure you come and visit some of the cutest and most adorable four legged friends.
Discover old treasures or something new at the waterfront Lakeside Market. Stroll through the various stalls and browse the delicate craft work, beautiful wood ware, exquisite jewellery and lots of other things. And while you're there, pick up some homemade cakes, free-range eggs, fresh fruit and veggies, and maybe some even some flowers for your loved ones or your dining room.
The aroma of fresh coffee will entice you to have one (or a few) and consider your breakfast and lunch sorted because the sausage sizzle team will look after you.
Make sure you bring your kids with you and take advantage of the kids activities available throughout the day. They will have a great time with canoeing, paddle boating, face painting and heaps of other activities.
What's more, you'll enjoy listening to the excellent live music on display and maybe even have a boogie, participating in various water activities, watching the celebrities of the water skiing world show off their stuff, and seeing the unbelievable flyboard demonstrations.
So mark this on your calendar, invite your family and friends and see you there!