Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and see what’s on this weekend in the Gippsland region.
Pop down to the final two days of the Drouin Ficifolia Festival this Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February. The festival came about in 1988, when a group of local residents decided to celebrate the beauty of the flowering gum trees that line the main street with a mass of colour. Also known as the Gum Nut Festival, this free event is for the whole community to enjoy, with a colourful street parade, Party in the Park, market stalls and entertainment, Poetry Night, Movie under the Stars, Drouin Art Show, Artist Open Studio Tour and a fireworks display.
Visit the website at www.dev.ficifoliafestival.org.au for more information.
The 2014 Gippsland Home Leisure Show is Gippsland’s first major event for the new year. This year, the Leisure Show has doubled in size, with more stands and over 200 caravans, campers and RVs on display. It’s an exciting new era for the Home Leisure Show with five shows in one: the Home Expo lifestyle, food and wine, garden, outdoor adventures, and 4WD, camping, caravans, cars and motorcycles. There’s something on at the show for everyone in the family: take the kids to see the daredevil Empire Freestyle Motor Cross Show, have a look at one of the cooking demonstrations, see the Travelling Fish Show, and much more. With a firm focus on home, leisure and lifestyle, the three days of the show are sure to be action packed, informative and fun for all the family. Friday 7 February 12-5pm. Saturday 8 February 10am-5pm. Sunday 9 February 10am-4pm. Kernot Hall and Garden Surrounds, Morwell.
Visit the website for more information: http://www.homeshowexpos.com.au/our-shows/gippsland-home-leisure-fest-road-show
The Metung Farmers Market is on this Saturday 8 February. Held every second Saturday of the month, the market is located on the Village Green in the centre of the Metung Village. With a wide range of local produce, including organic fruit and vegetables, chocolate and other home wares, the Metung Farmers Market is a great way to spend your weekend. From 8am-1pm. Phone 0458431844 for more information.