Warragul Snowfest started with the zany idea of bringing truckloads of real snow from the top of Mt Baw Baw, right down into the heart of Warragul. The idea of this was for a fun and free family event.
Warragul Snowfest is all about supporting the local community, and in recognition of this, it is requested that you donate a gold coin so that local charities can be supported. This will be in the form of the icy cold Dunk for Gold Challenge.
Last year, 2017, Warragul Snowfest won Baw Baw Shire's Australia Day Community Event of the Year.
This fest is the initiative of the Warragul Business Group and it is run by a generous group of volunteers, along with the support of the local businesses and community groups.
Programme On Friday 27th July, the streets of Smith Street and Palmerston Street will be closed at 2.00 pm, to bring in snow and snowmaking equipment. There will be a traffic management company who will take care/control of these street closures as well as the traffic diversions.
The Central Business District cafes will be open along with some Snow Market stalls.
There will be a fireworks display in Civic Park Warragul at 7.30 pm, so make sure your pets are securely inside as it may upset some pets.
It will be an event packed with fun, family-friendly activities, snow play areas, big toboggan run, dance music, competitions, food, toasting marshmallows and a few surprises. Added to all this, don't forget the fireworks at 7.30 pm!
Parking: There will be ample parking available at car parks in Mason Street, Warragul train station, and the Arts Centre.