Festival fun coming to Upper Beaconsfield

Large crowds attended the Upper Beaconsfield Village Festival last year. 320120 Picture: ROB CAREW

The Upper Beaconsfield community will be continuing on the tradition of hosting the Upper Beaconsfield Village Festival this weekend.

Committee secretary Rosemary Hawke said the festival was full of entertainment options for everyone on Sunday February 18 at the Upper Beaconsfield Community Centre at 10-12 Salisbury Road, including the annual ’Tower Run’.

“The hall has an art and photography exhibition, there is a motorbike expo, Men’s Shed kids crafts, CFA, CWA, SES all in attendance, we have rides for all ages, food trucks, stalls, stage acts, entertainment, circus and imaginative play for the little kids, face painting, tennis and loads more,“ she said.

“The run kicks off at 8am, starting and ending at Charing Cross Reserve in the middle of Upper Beaconsfield.“

Ms Hawke said the festival has been running for more than 40 years.

“As of the early 2000’s it has been held in February every year to coincide with the anniversary of Ash Wednesday,“ she said.

“The festival is a showcase of local community groups commencing with a brilliant Tough Tower Run through the glorious hilltop surrounds of Upper Beaconsfield.

Ms Hawke said the committee aimed to make this year’s event ’zero waste’ after a successful introduction of sustainable practices during last year’s event.

“This is all done as a zero waste event where we aim to reduce all waste going to landfill, recycle everything that can be recycled and reuse all the green waste back into the community garden,“ she said.

“How do we do this? With a brilliant team of sustainability experts implementing all sorts of ways to reduce, recycle and reuse waste.“

For more information about the festival, visit ubvillagefest.org.au