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Springfest Market Weekend

1 November 2014-2 November 2014


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Last year, 25 thousand people flocked to Lake Wendouree’s foreshore for Market Sunday, with 480 stallholders on show from across Victoria and beyond.

At View Point groups of musicians from local schools will have the opportunity to entertain the crowds with their musical talents and perform on stage.

Again the car enthusiasts will be thrilled with the range of Speciality & Vintage cars and everything, car related along the eastern end of the Lake.

A new feature for 2014 is the Tasting Temptations at Durham Point, where the crowds can enjoy the opportunity to sample cheeses, dips wines, beers, and sweet treats, while the children explore in the hay bale maze or enjoy the jumping castle or play-ground.

The tram pull will again be a feature near Pipers by the Lake, or the Golfers can try their luck at the Hole in One.

Sovereign Hill is again building a mini Sovereign Hill on Loreto Point and the Dragon Boat community from around Victoria will battle it out on the lake.

The speciality International foods, crafts and entertainment will bring alive many nationalities flavour and talents at St Pats Point,

Finally a very special Children’s WunderFest for children to play, be entertained, r be inspired by an Art Exhibition and a quiet reading opportunity, or make some fabulous wooden toys etc.

Then, on the Sunday, visitors can browse art, craft, food, clothing, jewellery, giftware, plants stalls and be entertained by performers, whilst the new ‘Fine Food, Wine and Beer Expo’ area featuring local produce and beverages and live entertainment is looking to be a very popular stop-off point on the foreshore.

Kids have their own special activities, with the ‘Children’s Wunderfest’ area’s pony rides, giant jumping castle, wood-model making, art competitions and fairy activities. ‘Sovereign Hill by the lake’ is another fun attraction, with 1850s-style games and gold panning.

Car enthusiasts can get their fix with more than 300 cars to admire at the ‘Show and Glow’ from car clubs and private collections across the state at the east side of the lake.

Through all events last year, $60,000 was raised and distributed back into the community via 12 beneficiaries such as Cops ‘n’ Kids, the Lighthouse Foundation and Nazareth House.

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