For the past 23 years, Mornington’s annual Main Street Festival has celebrated the incredible diversity of wine, arts, music, food and culture we are blessed with on the Mornington Peninsula. Applications have closed for food, wine and music for this year’s festival on Sunday, October 20, but there are still many other opportunities for you to get involved to help make the 24th festival the best yet.
If you love to entertain, roving, street and children’s performers of all types and ages are needed. If you can put on activities for big and little kids, organisers would love to hear from you too.
Art and funky installations that can be displayed safely in the street always help brighten up the festival, while school, community or dance groups are invited to show festival-goers what they have on the community stage and performance spaces in the street.
Volunteers who are willing to help out in the lead-up to the festival and on the day are always appreciated, as are sponsors. The festival is a not-for-profit, free community event and relies completely on sponsorship and stall fees to keep it running. If you’re interested in getting your business brand out there while supporting a magnificent local event, get in touch with the organisers for information on festival sponsorship packs. There are options to fit every budget, and with more than 30,000 patrons attending each year it can be a great way to give your business exposure.
The festival is forever growing and changing, and this year will see many of your favourites return as well as a lot of new additions, but the main focus is always on bringing the community together and enjoying what it has to offer. To get involved, visit www.mainstreetfestival.com.au for applications and contact details.