Attractions

There are so many attractions at this year’s festival. Scroll down to see all the details. This year’s festival also includes lots of:
Music and Entertainment
Kids Activities
Action on the Have a Go Oval

 

FIREWORKS

Saturday 11 November at dusk (approx. 9 pm)
Alistair Knox Park

Come for the evening, bring a picnic rug and bag your spot on the hill for the fireworks. Tap your toes to the music on the main stage or get up and dance. As usual there will be lots of food and drink options to suit every taste.

             

                   

 

 

DOUBLE DECKER BUS and MINIATURE TRAIN RIDES

Saturday 11 November 12 pm to 4 pm
Sunday 12 November 11 am to 4 pm
Eltham to Eltham Lower Park and return

A free double decker London bus will be running both days of the festival, picking up passengers on a 30 minute cycle. Bus stops are:
  • Eltham Township: bus stop outside Eltham Cenotaph every half hour from 12 noon to 4 pm Saturday and 11 am to 4 pm Sunday
  • Eltham Lower Park: near the DVR Main Station (Saturday) and Pine Creek Station (Main Road entrance to the Park) on Sunday every half hour from 12.15 pm on Saturday and 11.15 pm on Sunday
Miniature train rides will be running at Eltham Lower Park on Saturday from 12 pm to 4pm and on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.
A model locomotive will also be on display in Alistair Knox Park!

        

 

FESTIVAL CARNIVAL

Saturday 11 November 12 noon to 9.30 pm
Sunday 12 November 9 am to 5 pm

Alistair Knox Park

The colour and fun of the festival carnival is on again this year!

 

 

ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

Sunday 12 November 9 am to 5 pm
Alistair Knox Park

Ever wondered what its like to be a ‘Flying Doctor’? Come and visit the Royal Flying Doctor’s stand in Alistair Knox Park, inspect their plane and hear all about the essential service they provide throughout outback Australia.

    

Thanks to sponsors St Helena Mediplex

 

MG CAR EXHIBITION

Saturday 11 November 12 noon to 9 pm
Sunday 12 November 9 am to 5 pm

Alistair Knox Park

The MG cars were so popular last year that they are coming all weekend this year. Come and admire these beauties from the very oldest cars to much newer models

 

ELTHAM and DISTRICT WOODWORKERS EXHIBITION

Saturday 11 November 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12 November 9 am to 4 pm (raffle drawn at 4 pm)

Eltham Community Reception Centre

The Eltham Woodworkers are again holding their annual exhibition in the Eltham Community Reception Centre. Entry is free and on display is a wide range of wood crafts including  furniture , wooden boxes , turned items , carvings , marquetry, scroll saw and pyrography.  There will be a live display of woodworking and a free hands on children’s toy making. Free parking is also available on site.

                

 

DUDLEY DASH UPHILL CYCLE RACE

Saturday 11 November 10 am to 2 pm
Dudley Street Eltham

Register for this cycle race for the chance to win cash prizes. All proceeds go towards the Love Me Love You Foundation to help with the prevention and intervention of youth mental health disorders.

 

NILLUMBIK ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION

Saturday 11 November 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12 November 10 am to 1 pm
Eltham Community Library

An artist will be sitting at the show so people can pop in, pick up a booklet and find out more about the open studios weekends
More information at:  http://artistsopenstudios.com.au

 

SENSORY FRIENDLY CHILL OUT ZONE

Saturday 11 November
Sunday 12 November
Alistair Knox Park

Take time out at the Chill Out Zone. Sensory friendly storytelling, activities and giveaways both days.
ALSO: Saturday 1 pm – 3 pm free sensory friendly craft and mini mindfulness sessions.
Saturday 1 pm – 3 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm: Visit the Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) sensory friendly book tent for storytelling and book giveaways.
1 pm – 3 pm on Saturday:  Free sensory friendly craft activities, giveaways, and mini mindfulness sessions with Living & Learning Nillumbik and healthAbility.
10 am – 4 pm Sunday: Sensory friendly space and giveaways with The Brotherhood of St Laurence NDIS team.

 

AUSTRALIAN SYRIAN YOUTH MARCHING BAND

Sunday 12 November
Eltham Central Park

The Melbourne based Australian Syrian Youth Marching Band will be performing on the oval at 2.30 pm to classic Australian and Syrian music. Don’t miss this colourful cultural experience!