Image of school grounds where festival was held. Wattle tree in yellow blaze to the right of image.
Sarah was about to leave the Baby Animal Nursery and she still had some feed left for the animals in a small cup. We sugested she give the feed to the little cherub in the red top. Wishing I had the camera at the ready for the gorgeous look the little girl gave Sarah when she handed the cup over and motioned for the cherub to feed the kid there. Her eyes were incredulous at the feeding of the baby goat from said cup. Her Dad was so pleased...he snapped alot of photos of it :)
The Hurstbridge Wattle festival is a significant cultural event for Melbournians that has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history. It’s a joyous celebration of our heritage, environment and community.
This festival has been going on for three years now. Festival goers got to view the wattles in a blaze of glory along the Diamond Creek as they approached the township of Hurstbridge. We were greeted by a choir and a fabulous and extensive array of activities, food and entertainment. The list included: vintage cars and motorcycles, vintage fire truck, Cobb & Co coach rides, heritage displays and sites,roving entertainment, live stages.
The very confident man with bare feet and handling a Coastal Taipan. It had just lost its skin the day before so the colors of its scales shon through in the nice sunlight. Yes, it was very very venemous!!
Smiling Tomas and new friend snake.
Miaand Sarah with a Python.
Rest time with some coloring in at one of the play grounds.
Steamrail Victoria were appointed to supply the K class steam locomotive and carriages to make the historic journey from Flinders Street to Hurstbridge laden with eager festival goers.
The train commenced its journey from Flinders Street at 9.00am and arrived at the historic Hurstbridge Township at 10.24am. Where we alighted and found all sorts of wonderful things going on. People in costume of days gone by, riding old bicycles and handing out brochures of the map of events for the day. As lined out above, the list of activities was large, and our senses were in hyper mode all day....although, it was also relaxing at the same time. Just lovely. :)