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BLUES AT THE BRIARS Mt Martha will be playing the blues again on February 25th. What could be better than sunshine, the beautiful setting of The Briars homestead, the very best local food and drink, plus awesome fun stuff for the kids for a family day out? World class blues music– that’s what! Back for a fantastic fifth year, Blues At The Briars in Mount Martha on Saturday February 25 will be the biggest and best to date with a jaw-dropping, toe-tapping line-up. Watch out for Owen Campbell who captured the nation’s heart with his run on Australia’s Got Talent and Gail Page who fought her way to the finals of The Voice. The main attraction is the soulful music from the blues legends JJ Rome with special guests Chris Wilson and Shannon Bourne (who was raised in the heart of Harlem before finding success and a loyal following here in Melbourne). Due to such overwhelming positivity from all the festival fans, we are proud to announce the two man blues roots juggernaut from New Zealand “Swamp Thing” as our last artists. Formed by Michael Barker, former long term band member of the ‘John Butler Trio’ these guys are a must see, class act. Other eye-catching artists combine to make this the Mornington Peninsula’s premier Blues event. (The rising stars of blues music The Teskey Brothers, 19 Twenty, and Melbourne’s

own Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie and all the way from the U.K Ben Waters Boogie Piano.) Blues At The Briars is not just for the true Blues aficionado. This is a genuinely familyfriendly day out and entry is free for all children 14 and under. There’s a dedicated staffed Kids’ Area with storytelling tepee, local craft activities and bouncy castle which is great for mums and dads enjoying the music, a favourite tipple and gourmet food stalls. Tickets start at $65, but if you are looking for a little more style our VIP tickets are excellent value. $162 includes a two-course lunch and beverage package served at the table in a private marquee area with an enviable view of the stage. A table of 10 VIPs package is available at $1500. The event opens at 11am. Bar opens midday. BLUES AT THE BRIARS. A: The Briars, Mount Martha, W:, FB: bluesatthebriarsfestival, Twitter: @AtBriars, 0419 900 189


This year we encourage handlers of all ages get involved in our CALF FANCY DRESS – we’re looking for the calf most like its handler! Aside from the remarkable array of animals including Clydesdales, Pintos, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, minature goats, working dogs and more, we are pleased to announce the inaugural Cider Show with special guest wine reviewer Max Allen. There will be ciders

ROSEBUD KITE FESTIVAL Remember the joy of flying your first kite? The anticipation as it lifted into the air? The spark of magic as you discovered you could actually play with the wind? Well, you can experience it all again at one of Australia’s premier kite events: The Rosebud Kite Festival. On Sunday 12th March, both the young and the young at heart will come together to celebrate the art of kite flying. Visitors can make and fly their own kite courtesy of local outfit; Kites 4 Kids. And alongside the novice kite flying arena, will be the latest designs and displays from a team of internationally acclaimed kite flying professionals with their giant super-sized Maxi Kite creations. Crowds will be mesmerised by a flotilla of whales, spacemen, flying red and green dragons, and all manner of creatures from the land and sea. There’ll also be a display of Australianthemed delta kites, animated designer kites and the extremely agile sport kites.

With a jam packed festival program on Sunday 12th March, the fun line-up of live entertainment on the main stage (from 11am – 5pm) will be hosted by the fabulous Frederico Boogie, as well as kids rides and carnival, roving entertainers, circus workshops, wildlife encounters and much, much more.

from across the country for sampling. The cooking stage will be on fire with our local celebrity food writer, Richard Cornish as MC and MasterChef semi-finalist Michael Demagistris sharing his secrets. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, cooking, craft, photography and art. World Underhand Champion, Braydon Meyer will join the countries best to fight it out for a Victorian Title in the woodchop arena. There will be plenty of free music, activities and attractions for the whole family. Don’t miss the Grand Parade at 3.00pm!

Saturday, 11th March, the Red Hill Showgrounds come alive with the festivities of one the State’s most popular agricultural shows. Entries for most categories close this week so download a general entry form now:

For show enquiries: ph:5989 2357



There are plenty of food stalls throughout the site, but you are advised to bring a rug or folding chair and be prepared to stay a few hours, as you won’t be able to tear yourself away from all the activity.

SUNDAY 11am-5pm

Kite Flying Kite Workshops Family Activities Kids Carnival Roving Entertainment Music Stage

2017 Rosebud Kite Festival When: Saturday 11th March: Meet the Kite Makers (no other activities) 10am-1pm. Sunday 12th March: The Main Event (kite flying, stalls, carnival, live entertainment) 11am-5pm. Where: Foreshore at Jetty Rd., Rosebud. Website:

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Frankston Times 20 February 2017


20 February 2017  

Frankston Times 20 February 2017

20 February 2017  

Frankston Times 20 February 2017