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Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival

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Celebrate the Strawberry
The Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival is an annual event to mark the beginning of the strawberry picking season. This FREE event will be held on Sunday 8th November, from 10am-4pm, in Lilydale, just 40 minutes drive from Melbourne's CBD.

The family-friendly event is organised by the Victorian Strawberry Development Committee, and is hosted by St Patrick's Primary School, Lilydale.

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Celebrate the Strawberry! (Writer's own image)

The 9th Annual Festival is a unique celebration of the humble strawberry. There will be rides, exhibits, games, and of course, lots of delicious strawberry-inspired foods to taste!

Strawberry-themed activities on the day will include:

  • Strawberry Patch - where you can buy your own strawberries to plant at home

  • Strawberry-themed Children's Art Exhibition

  • Strawberry Showbags available

  • Competitions for 'Largest Strawberry' and 'Best Tray' (some are as big as your hand!)

  • Strawberry-eating competitions

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    Past winners of the 'Biggest Strawberry Tray' award (Image credit:

    There will also be plenty of delicious foods to tempt you, including: strawberry meringues, scones with Yarra Valley Strawberry Jam, jelly strawberry cups, chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry muffins, strawberry smoothies and much more.

    Aside from the scrumptious strawberries, there are plenty of other entertaining activities for all ages. There will be jumping castles, animal petting zoo, face-painting and a market with lots of local stallholders. For dare-devils, there will also be workshops from RUCCIS Circus School.

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    Indulge your sweet tooth at the festival (Image credit:

    What a great opportunity to celebrate spring in the beautiful surrounds of the Yarra Valley.

    For more information, visit the Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival website or Facebook page.
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    Why? Celebrate the start of strawberry-picking season at this family-friendly event
    When: Sunday 8th November, 10am-4pm
    Where: St Patrick's Primary School, 40 Jones Street, Lilydale
    Cost: FREE!
    Your Comment
    Is this event on Saturday 7th November or Sunday 8th??
    by janef (score: 2|105) 1448 days ago
    The Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival lists this as the 8th November, so I am guessing this will be on Sunday the 8th of November ;)
    by aspec (score: 0|2) 1448 days ago
    The kids love strawberries. Let's just hope they don't make themselves sick on those sundaes.
    by betty (score: 2|508) 1446 days ago
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