Entertaining program of festivities at Birregurra

 Birregurra Festival and Art Show organisers, from left, Fiona Brandscheid, Andy Forssman and Vicki Jeffrey are putting the finishing touches on preparations for the annual festival this weekend.

Birregurra Festival and Art Show organisers, from left, Fiona Brandscheid, Andy Forssman and Vicki Jeffrey are putting the finishing touches on preparations for the annual festival this weekend.

THE BIRREGURRA Festival and Art Show will entertain crowds of people visiting the town this weekend.

The 15th annual festival will host a range of markets, music groups, events and children’s activities over Saturday and Sunday.

Festival organiser Andy Forssman said the preparations were “coming together” to ensure this weekend’s festival would entertain.

Andy said music would be a major feature at this year’s festival.

“I think personally for me I’m hoping for a bit of a turn up for the live music,” he said.

 The Tarndie Homestead at Warncoort will open the doors to its cafe and gallery this weekend and will make the perfect pit-stop for people travelling to and from the Birregurra Festival and Art Show. Former Lorne resident Verity Wilson met the lambs during her visit from South Australia with owner Tom Dennis.

The Tarndie Homestead at Warncoort will open the doors to its cafe and gallery this weekend and will make the perfect pit-stop for people travelling to and from the Birregurra Festival and Art Show. Former Lorne resident Verity Wilson met the lambs during her visit from South Australia with owner Tom Dennis.

“We’ll have over 20 acts on display over the two stages on both days.

“The bands have something for everyone and our headliners the Pierce Brothers should be a big drawcard, I think a lot of people are pretty keen to check those guys out.”

Andy said the festival would feature people’s favourite markets and activities.

“All the things the festival has been made known for will be back,” he said.

“We’ve got all the loved food and wine from local producers on show again and then of course there’s the art exhibits and the art show will again open the festival.”

A range of activities will be on hand to entertain children with an animal nursery, rides, a rock climbing wall and camel rides on both days.

Devonshire tea will be available from 10am to 4pm at the Health Centre and the Garden Hub sell a range of plants and will host gardening workshops from 11am and 3:30pm on both days.

Andy said an Instagram Photo Competition would also give people the chance to win a $160 gift voucher or a night’s stay at a range of accommodations.

People should tag the festival on the photo-sharing social media site in photos from the festival for their chance to win.

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