Free festival fun for everyone

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Spring is in the air and so is the start of another festival season on the Mornington Peninsula. It all kicks off with the Mornington Main Street Festival on Sunday, October 20, from 11am-5pm.  This free event for all ages is a huge showcase of food, wine, performing arts, market stalls and everything the Peninsula has to offer. 

With more than 80 market and food stalls, wineries, gin and cider, seven stages and performance areas, a children’s arcade and activities, and roving performers, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Joining the line-up of bands this year is This Way North (above), a two-piece with a huge sound taking the main stage. The Belair Lip Bombs will go off on the Albert St stage, and there will be many homegrown favourites such as Oskar Proy, Sunday Lemonade, The Distance (below) and Tillerman Pete as well as performances by Peninsula dance troupes and schools. 

The third annual Gloriana Pin-Up Girl competition will be held on the Albert St stage from 11.45am-12.30pm, while Soul Circus will be joining the children’s arcade once again along with Messy Shed, Hooptopia by Hoopsparx, Dudlee Djembe and much more. 

The festival could not be held without the generosity of such sponsors as Mornington Peninsula Shire, EastLink, The Grand Hotel, Mornington Peninsula Magazine, Tallis Foundation, Mornington Racecourse, Mornington Chamber of Commerce, Mt Eliza Lions Club and many more whose in-kind support is integral to the festival’s continued success. This is a Northern Mornington Peninsula Event. If you would like to support this event, email [email protected] for more details.

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