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Fun Run, fun rides, face painting, and fun food at festival
It is time for some good old-fashioned February family fun. The Upper Beaconsfield Village Festival is on Sunday 18th of February 2018 from 8:30 am.

Be a lion with your Face painting
Be a lion with face painting

There are events all day for kids, Mums and Dads. Start off with fitness first and join the FUN RUN with registration at 7:00
am. This is the Tough Tower Run run or walk, 1 or 2 laps. The first 200 entrants get a free tee shirt, so sign up quick.

Then after a Brekky snack from all the yummy foodie vendors, then get your unlimited rides armband for only $10. You might want to give your self a little break between food and rides just in case it upsets your tummy. Or explore the tiny town of Beaconsfield Upper, and stop in at Sally's Hamburgers for the best coffee in town. It is within walking distance with easy parking.

Start with FUN RUN at Upper Beaconsfield Village Festival
Start with FUN RUN at Upper Beaconsfield Village Festival

The magician will be entertaining all around the grounds and then you can get your face painted. What is your choice - butterfly or long? Or try your favourite AFL colours and then pit your skills against the Auskick Obstacle Course.

Free tee to first 200 Fun Run Race Entrants
Free tee to first 200 Fun Run race entrants

Other attractions are the animal farm, the reptile farm or the kids can "Tinker in the Toolshed". Mums, you might want to leave this to later in the day, because you might never get Dad out of there, much less the kids.

Animal Petting Zoo with Reptiles too
Animal Petting Zoo with Reptiles too

And this fab festival is a quick drive out of the city on the Monash or Eastern Freeways to Berwick, and then a quick drive up into the lush green hills of Upper Beaconsfield. There are shady trees, icy drinks and musicians performing, so you can relax and unwind in this pristine setting. There is more to see at Hope to see you there on the day for all these fabulous events.

Sip a slushy under the shade of a tree
Sip a slushy under the shade of a tree

Festival Program Day Schedule

8:30am – Fun Run Starts (registrations from 7:00am at Community Centre)

9:00am – Festival Begin

10:30am – Trophy Presentations & Citizen of the Year Award (UBCC Grounds – Truck)

1:00pm & 2:00pm – Story Time Puppet Show (UBCC Community Room)

3:00pm – Close of Festival Attractions


9:00am-3:00pm– Art Exhibition (UBCC Hall)

10:30am – 3:00pm – Band & Upper Beaconsfield Music Group- Variety of Entertainment

11:30am – Magic Show (UBCC Community Room)

1:00pm & 2:00pm-Puppet Show (UBCC Community Room)

Ringing of the Historic Bell

8:50am to signal runners to proceed to the start line.

Other great things to see when you visit:

Entertainment, Stalls & food

Local clubs/organizations

Art & Mosaic Exhibition

Animal Nursery

Pony rides


Bungee run /Chair-o-plane

Rock climbing wall

Jumping castle /Giant slide

Dunking machine

* Laser skirmish
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Why? To get away from the city for a family fun festival in the hills
When: 7am for Fun Run, 8 am for pure family fun
Where: 10-12 Salisbury Road, Beaconsfield Upper
Cost: $10
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by Tricia Ziemer on 29/01/2017
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