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Tallong Apple Day Festival 2018

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The Tallong Apple Day Festival is a great day to buy apples and associated products, and to have an interesting, informative and fun day in Tallong. It will be held on 6th May, 2018 starting at 9.00 am.

Tallong is a village within the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales and in the Goulburn-Mulwaree Council. The village is located just outside the southern extremity of the Southern Highlands region.

8:00am - Hall Bake-off Entries Open
9:00am - Festival Begins
Lower Park - 1st Whip Cracking Demonstration
Marquee 1 - Fleece to Garment Competition Begins
Felt and Fibre Puppet Craft
Marquee 2 - 1st Puppet Making Workshop
Band Stage - Mountain Dew Band
9:15am - Lower Park - 1st Medieval Display
Memorial Dr - 1st Internal Combustion Engine Display
9:30am - Hall Bake-off Entries Close
Main Stage - Opening Ceremony
Rev. Jeremy Tonks, Mayor Bob Kirk,
Hon Pru Goward MP,
Angus Shedden & Sharon Makin[Boral]
9:45am - Park Area - 1st Snake & Reptile Show
10:00am - Hall - Bake-off Judging Begins (Open to Public)
10:30 - Main Stage - King & Queen of Green Show
10:30am - Marquee 1 - Fleece to Garment Competition
Puppet Workshop with Felters & Weavers
Marquee 2 - 1st Puppet Show
11:00am - Park Are - 1st Wood Chopping Demonstration
11:15am - Main Stage - Announcement of Bake-off Winners,
Grand Champion and Photography Grand Champion
Auction of Bake-off Entries
11:30am - Hall - Hyatt Chef's Cooking Demonstration
Main Stage - Pie Eating Competition Heats Begin
11:45am - Lower Park - 2nd Whip Cracking Demonstration

Hot & Cold Food Court
TCFG - Apple Crumbles
Large Apple Charlottes
Home –made baked apple goodies
Toffee Apples
Tallong's Famous Apple Cart with variety of apples for sale
Local Artworks on display and sale
Petrol Car Rides
Pony rides
Sideshow Laughing Clowns
Music by Mountain Dew Band
Display and Kids Craft
Internal Combustion Engines on display
Various Cars on display
Market Stalls
Photography Competition
Live Radio Broadcast
Jumping Castle
Farmyard Nursery
"The Orchard" display and presentation
Tallong PS display

There will be the following food stalls:
Red Belly Pizzas
Belgium Waffles
Turkish Gozleme
French Crepes
Asian Noodles
Fresh Hot Coffees
Gourmet Ice-creams
Authentic Nepali food
Apple Cider
Korean BBQ
Cold Drinks
Baked Potatoes
Twist Potatoes on a stick
Mini Donuts

There will be cooking demonstrations at 11.30 am by The Hyatt Hotel, Canberra Executive Chef, Nitin Kumar, with assistance from the Chef De Cuisine, Shaji Veetil.

They will give you a display of apple treats with recipes and samples in the Tallong Hall.

The categories are as follows:
1. Primary School
2. High School
3. Open
4. Open to all entrants- Favourite Pet
Photographs must be taken by exhibitor within previous 12 months. A title should be displayed above the image.
First 3 categories are open to any photograph- no restrictions. The 4th category is a photo of your pet. This section is open to all entrants.
Photo's may be black and white OR colour
All photographs to be printed 6x4" (15x10cms - standard print) mounted on A4 sized black cardboard. NO FRAMES.
Limit of 5 entries per exhibitor.

The event will be judged by local professional photographer, Magnus Agren, judging categories 1-3;
Cooinda Veterinary Clinic, judging category 4

The categories are as follows
Primary schools:
1. Cakes, biscuits, muffins, cupcakes, or slices
2. Pies, tarts, or pastries

Secondary schools & Adults:
1. Cakes, cupcakes or muffins (small items 6 per tray)
2. Pies, tarts, pastries (small items 6 per tray)
3. Jams, pickles, chutneys, sauces or jelly

All items must be covered in clear plastic on a non-returnable plate
All entries are to be donated to the Tallong Apple Day Committee for sale to the public on the day

This competition is sponsored by Trappers Bakery and judged by Goulburn Trophies and Sportswear Centre.

The Apple Pie Eating Competition is a popular annual event where participants will compete in a round, the winner of which will compete in the final.

Places are limited and names can only be taken on the day.

Categories are:
Child- 5- 15 years
Adult- 16 -100 years

This year's theme is puppets, felter's comp wall hanging, and spin the longest thread, all of which will be held on the main street of the festival - this is always a very popular part of the festival!

For the first time this year, there will be a "Witches Brew Mega Weave" which is a group spinning activity.

For this, there will be teams of spinners, felters and weavers who come from all over in order to compete for the perpetual trophies.

There will, of course, be food, food and more food including all things apple such as apple pies, and different varieties of apples.

It will be a day packed with family fun with plenty to see and do and you can find out more at this website.
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Why? For a family fun filled days with an apple theme
When: 6th May, 2018
Where: Tallong
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