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Swan Hill Food & Wine Festival 2018

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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Located on the mighty Murray River Swan Hill is home to an exciting range of primary produce showcased in the annual Swan Hill Food & Wine Festival.

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Sunset cruises onboard PS PYAP will open and close the Swan Hill Food & Wine Festival for 2018. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


This year's event will be staged over the long weekend of Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March at venues in and around Swan Hill, including the ever popular Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement and the Paddle Steamer PYAP. In fact the Festival will start and finish with a sunset cruise aboard PYAP on Friday & Sunday evening departing the Pioneer Settlement Wharf at 7 PM for a 2-hour cruise along the majestic Murray while enjoying award winning Andrew Peace wines, a tasty array of finger food and entertainment by musician Jeff Gibson.

Victoria Melbourne Swan Hill Murray River Festival Festivals Food Wine Long Weekend Get Out Of Town
A highlight of any visit to this part of the world has to be enjoying a Murray River sunset along with some great local food & wine. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Cost is $75 per person and bookings can be made at online.

On Saturday the Pioneer Village is the centre of attention with tastings of fabulous regional food and wines from more than thirty exhibitors while being entertained by the likes of Ross Wilson, Peta Evans-Taylor and Jeff Gibson.

There'll be plenty of entertainment for the kids along with face-painting and a Jumping Castle.

Cost for Adults is $15 and includes entry, a tasting glass and tastings. Entry for High School students costs $5 with younger children free.

Again bookings can be made online.

Victoria Melbourne Swan Hill Murray River Festival Festivals Food Wine Long Weekend Get Out Of Town
Swan Hill and district is home to some amazing food and wines many of which will be showcased at the 2018 Swan Hill Food & Wine Festival.


A Produce and Design Market will be staged on Sunday between 9 AM and 1 PM in the carpark of the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and highlighting the very best of local produce. Admittance is by gold coin donation.

Other signature events include the Abba Tribute Band Bjorn Again performing at a dinner & show package at the Swan Hill Town Hall and special dining events staged by Java Spice, Quo Vadis and Spoons Riverside. Checkout the website for full details and ticketing.

The Festival is a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to indulge in everything Swan Hill and the surrounding region has to offer.

Swan Hill is 339 Kilometres north of Melbourne, about a 4-hour drive via the M79 Freeway. Alternatively VLine operate regular fast train and coach services between Melbourne Southern Cross and Swan Hill.

Victoria Melbourne Swan Hill Murray River Festival Festivals Food Wine Long Weekend Get Out Of Town
Take a friend and get on up to the Swan Hill Food & Wine Festival from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March.


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Why? Visit Swan Hill on the mighty Murray River for an indulgent weekend of wine and food tastings on offer from more than30 exhibitors and enjoy a range of signature wining & dining events.
When: Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March
Phone: Swan Hill Region Information Centre 1800 625 873
Where: Venues in and around Swan Hill
Cost: Varies depending on event and venues.
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