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Blooming fun

GORGEOUS daffodils will welcome visitors on the first weekend of spring at the Leongatha Daffodil Festival.

A highlight of the event will be a free street festival right in the heart of Leongatha on Saturday, September 2.

This is an event that will go down in history, connecting the community in a way like no other.
There will be musicians, free children’s activities, dance displays, children’s rides, food, art and craft exhibitions, exhibits by local service providers and more.

The Leongatha Horticultural Society will present daffodils and wonderful spring blooms in the annual flora show at Memorial Hall.

A brilliant line up of musical talent will showcase on the stage in Lyon Street. There is something for all during the six hours of selected musical entertainment, ensuring everyone enjoys themselves.

Bair Street and Lyon Street will be closed off to vehicles from 9am until 3pm. Detour signs will divert traffic to alternate routes.

“The festival is being held in a very central location and every business along Bair Street and Lyon Street are all on board,” Sophie Clarkson said, on behalf of her mother Jodie Clarkson, a member of the Leongatha Daffodil Festival committee.

“It’ll be a fun, relaxing and exciting atmosphere.”

This year, activities include everything from the ever-popular show bag stand and market stalls to car display shows and the Leongatha CFA open day.

There are also craft workshops including the South Gippsland Gemstone Club at the Leongatha Bowls Club and the Leongatha Community Garden cooking workshop.

The festival will provide a great open air shopping opportunity with the best produce and craft work in the region.

The festival will feature around 26 stalls, selling homemade jam, honey, relish, chutney and sauces, handmade clothes and accessories plus much more.

Also, be sure to attend the Prom Country Art and Photography Show at Mesley Hall, run by the Rotary Club of Leongatha.

Come and soak in the exceptional atmosphere, and experience the colour, excitement and value of the 2017 Leongatha Daffodil Festival.

Community event: from left, Sophie Clarkson, Andrew Checkley from Leongatha AutoBarn, Leongatha Daffodil Festival committee member Jodie Clarkson, president of the Leongatha Community Garden Scott Cameron and Leongatha Daffodil Festival committee member Clare Williams are thrilled to turn Bair Street in Leongatha into the venue of the Leongatha Daffodil Festival this Saturday.

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