Getting into the festival spirit23:43:00
Well you little-big country town you! You really did shine this weekend with all your festivities, fun for all ages and entertaining didn't you?
The Windmill Paddock and all of us over at Tarzali Vineyard are very happy to have been part of our very first local annual festival.
It was a great success for our vineyard. We got to meet so many new faces, we had many a friend visit to say hello and from report, those who had a tipple in a glass or a tasting of our wines over the weekend were very complimentry of our products and for that we all thank you.
I will give much credit to David and Pauline who pretty much ran the show for our two stalls. They organised all the important paperwork, they packed the car, they set everything up, they talked the talk and they did all the packing up. They even looked after the kids at different stages so that I could have a turn being the face of Tarzali (he he).
Yve the super sales lady from the Mallee! It was great that she came over for the festival to be part of it all. It was so great to see her and the kids loved it too.
Of course a shout out to my man. 'All of the above' as we couldn't have done it without him.
My local town really did put on a good show. There was the festivities down at the foreshore on the Friday night to kick it off where we were able to sell our wine in the lovely company of Taminick Cellars. It was a great evening for the kids too as they had face painting, a craft tent, i'll call him an insect and nature man and he was there with all kinds of creepy crawlies, they had lots of room for the kids to expend energy and the music got them all up and dancing. The theme was a celebration of mixed cultures in the community and we were treated to excellent music from all parts of the globe.
On Saturday afternoon the foreshore was dedicated to the kids. A jumping castle, a big slide, rockclimbing, camel rides and a petting zoo. This led into the evening with some great music again. Coxy from Coxy's big break was manning the drum kit in one of the bands. He was really good too!! 1927 was the highlight of the evening and sang all their old school hits, which I loved. With an awesome fireworks display to boot it was a great evening.
Sunday was the big market in the gardens. We had the wine stall in full swing with many a visitor and wine taster, and in the stall next door; two lovely ladies I just happen to know from Happy Little Bird and Jill of All Trades. I think the whole town made it down to the gardens at some stage as there were people everywhere. The weather was kind and although I did had to leave the day a little earlier than anticipated, it was another great day.
As I have said, it was a great weekend overall. I cant wait to jazz up our little gazebo and do it all again next year.
You can also check out more pictures from the day over at the Tarzali Facebook and The Windmill Paddock Facebook pages.
What is your favourite locally based festival?
What do you love about a festival?
Thanks for visiting today