Mansfield High Country Festival 2016
The Mansfield High Country Festival kicks off an exciting 5 days on Friday 28th October and continues until Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 1 November 2016.
The events that make up the Festival are inspired range of diverse activities put on by community groups and local businesses. Village fairs, food and wine events, arts and exhibitions, a Grand Parade, Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and of course our very own Mansfield Cup race day completes a full-on Festival.
Weather plays a great part in the success of any outdoor event and the Festival does encourage those to get out and enjoy our beautiful area. The Grand Parade is our 32 year old tradition of community groups, businesses and individuals who polish up and don outfits to parade and participate in this wonderful community event. The crowd loves this event, which is old fashioned in nature, but authentic to our community. This is also true of the fantastic spectacle of the Torch Light Parade. Everyone who can fit, is crammed onto a fire truck or emergency services vehicle to be applauded by the crowd, fully knowing that these men and women volunteers will put everything into keeping our district safe over the fire period in summer. It is a great way to show how much they are appreciated and valued by the community.
The fireworks on Friday 28th October is an amazing start to the Festival and is a huge attraction for everyone giving them a neck straining wide-eyed experience and one not to be missed.